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Allow automatic removal of temporary userrights
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I have noticed that a lot of wikis (including some WMF wikis) assign temporary rights. Meaning that somone with the capability to do so assigns a user flags with the intent of removing them after a set period of time. However, some smaller wikis forget to remove the flags or nobody happens to be available to remove the flags, therefore ruining the concept of "temporary rights". What I propose is that a function be added to the MediaWiki core to allow Bureaucrats (or whoever assigns flags on the wiki) to set a specific time which when reached will trigger the automatic removal of rights. I also think a setting should be added (such as $wgTemporaryUserrights or similar) to allow wikis to opt in or opt out of this feature.

Matt W.


Version: 1.14.x
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 10:25 PM
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Mww113 created this task.Nov 30 2008, 8:48 PM

alexfusco5 wrote:

This would probably be a bad idea as it would make the UserRights interface look like the protection interface except with a lot more boxes. Additionally, it would need to be set to make sure that the user can both add and remove the flag. Recommend WONTFIX

Duping to bug 10493

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 10493 ***