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Removing bureaucrats and checkusers at Meta the ability add/remove the ipblock-exempt permission
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At T16733 Meta requested that a brand-new permission which didn't existed at all projects at such time be enabled on Meta to be added to by checkusers and bureaucrats. Since now the permission exists on all projects and it can be added and removed from sysops everywhere, I feel this rights configuration is now redundant and should be reverted. I've not asked Meta about their opinion because nothing will really change (all checkusers and bureaucrats are already administrators) but if consensus is needed I will submit for community review. In the meanwhile I'll be working on the proposed patch.

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Change 234544 had a related patch set uploaded (by MarcoAurelio):
T110674 Update of permissions at Meta-Wiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/234544

nothing will really change (all checkusers and bureaucrats are already administrators)

Do the current policies guarantee this?

MarcoAurelio added a comment.EditedAug 28 2015, 4:15 PM

nothing will really change (all checkusers and bureaucrats are already administrators)

Do the current policies guarantee this?

Hi Krenair. The old guideline of ipblock-exemptions is a bit confusing since it talks about mailing a CU or 'crat, as it was created when the permission was implemented at Meta. Current practice nowadays is just to mail an admin or post at the admin board and an admin will grant or deny it. I think I should be updating that page.

Current policy at Meta is that only administrators can become bureaucrats. As for CU, we don't have a local policy, but all CUs we have or we've got were/are administrators. However the chances of a user getting CU at Meta not being an admin first are really close to zero, and in such an extremelly odd scenario, I bet the user would be granted temporary adminship for the duration of their CU access, as the tool is rather limited w/o being able to block, check deleted revisions and the like.

Thanks.

Yes, please update that guideline.

I think this should be uncontroversial enough to just do. If there really are objections it can always be reverted later.

Change 234544 merged by jenkins-bot:
Update of permissions at Meta-Wiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/234544

Krenair closed this task as Resolved.Sep 18 2015, 2:07 AM
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