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Do you have to meet certain requirements to be an admin on Test Wikipedia? --Gray Porpoise 19:17, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Ditto. Elliottcable (talk) 03:52, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Inactivity policyEdit

I concur with THO's removal of the rather silly inactivity policy. Snowolf How can I help? 05:59, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

This is a testwiki without a community that keeps an eye on actions, especially because Mike.lifeguard keeps spamming RC. Inactive admin bear a latent problem if the account gets compromised ... Axpde (talk) 23:45, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
I also agree with this inactivity policy. Many people don't consider it a problem or don't care if the account has the flag, but does not use it, but they fail to realize the potential threats.  Hazard-SJ  ±  03:18, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
<>, alternatively you could block a few of the IPs as Mike is retired, Special:Contributions/, Special:Contributions/ and Special:Contributions/ seem to have a majority of the edits I see Mike is active on this wiki, and on second thoughts, the first link is all you need . The damage that a compromised admin account would do on this test wiki in comparison to somewhere like enwiki is minimal. Whilst damage on the English Wikipedia would be publically viewable, I don't think that this site is even indexed on the search engines - so the only people that would see the damage (which is very unlikely to occur), would be us. Thehelpfulone (talk) 12:15, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
The damage a compromised account would do to a test wiki is negligible, and if all you're worried about is a compromised account then desysop accounts with no edits crosswiki in the last year or something. Snowolf How can I help? 02:19, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
I have been ranting against these inactivity policies as well. I don't see any point in them. I think they should be loosened, and take the global activity into account, not just the local one. Being committed to doing at least 1 admin action/6 months is just nonsense on a test area. Elfix (talk) 13:16, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
I concur with Elfix; the desysopping policy is quite pointless. Frankly, I don't understand the need of stringent policies regarding rights, blocks etc. in this wiki seeing that it is not a primary content or administration wiki, but a place to test MW bugs and errors. I'm not suggesting allowing vandals and trolls to get full access here, just that we should ease up on our policies to a practicable level for this wiki. Pmlineditor (talk) 13:25, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
The desysopping policy here is very pointless. As THO said, people should have better things to do than worry about removing the sysop flag from inactive accounts on a test wiki. Though, I agree, the potential for abuse is massive. As I understand it, inactive admin accounts here get hacked on a weekly basis and are used to vandalize such highly viewed pages as User:Mike.lifeguard/34-secure.t, and sometimes even Sandbox! Still doesn't seem worth it IMO :P Ajraddatz (talk) 21:07, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
  • This is not a community wiki, it is a testwiki for devs and people who want/need to test features and stuff. Sometimes you only need the mop ones a year. It is a test wiki, no one really cares. Remove the people when the go inactive everywhere. There is no point of a policy. Just pointless on a testwiki, really. (Note: I normally support such policies, but not on test or labs wikis.) -Barras talk 21:02, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

I've removed the section, as there's clear consensus on the matter here. Snowolf How can I help? 05:24, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Inactive admins 2018Edit

The following admins are being desysoped for lengthy inactivity. They have had no activity on testwiki for over 5 years, and no WMF global activity for over 2 years.

See report: Wikipedia_talk:Administrators/2018_Inactives#April_2018_Desysops
Xaosflux (talk) 13:42, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Inactive cratEdit

Rights removal being requested at meta:

  Removed. RadiX 02:23, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Inactive admins - May 2018Edit

The following admins are being desysoped for inactivity. All users have been inactive on testwiki for 5+years and globally inactive for 2+years. Xaosflux (talk) 02:36, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Xaosflux (talk) 02:36, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
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