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Separate the user rights to edit MediaWiki: namespace scripts and viewable texts
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As the user rights system is set up right now, it is technically impossible to allow a user group to edit the interface texts without allowing them to edit the standard scripts (.js and .css pages). Given the fact that the risks behind these different actions is on a totally different level (abuse of the rights to edit texts may harm the site's reputation, but not the privacy of its users)), it should be technically possible to allow the former without the latter.

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abuse of the rights to edit texts may harm the site's reputation, but not the privacy of its users

That's not strictly true; it's fairly well-known that a number of interface messages are interpreted by MediaWiki as raw, unfiltered HTML. Being able to edit those messages is tantamount to being allowed to edit common.js.

He7d3r updated the task description. (Show Details)Aug 30 2017, 5:40 PM
Nirmos added a subscriber: Nirmos.Sep 9 2017, 2:29 AM