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Give editcontentmodel right to global staff group
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editcontentmodel is often needed for debugging, which is one of the main reasons staff rights are handed out, and is not particularly powerful compared to all the other things already granted to that user group. It should be added.

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Tgr created this task.Apr 6 2018, 6:04 PM
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Tgr added a comment.Apr 6 2018, 6:06 PM

There's also T85847: Grant editcontentmodel right to all logged in users which argues that everyone should have it, which sounds sane but also like it might require lots of consensus-building first. Granting it to staff for now shouldn't be controversial.

This should be handled on wiki, shouldn't it?

Tgr added a comment.Apr 6 2018, 7:22 PM

User rights for the staff group are handled by SuSa as far as I know; this seemed as good a way to get their attention as any.

MarcoAurelio added subscribers: Jalexander, MarcoAurelio.

Global group management is handled by stewards upon SuSa request. As long
as @Jalexander or his designee agree with this I or any other steward can
add this. Personal opinion: no concerns here.

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jrbs added a subscriber: jrbs.Apr 6 2018, 7:54 PM

I think James needs to have something of a final say but I don't see any problems with adding this to staff. Adding to all users might take more work for security reasons as Tgr points out.

I have emailed @Jalexander. Thanks.

Got an okay from him so I'll just do this now.

MarcoAurelio closed this task as Resolved.Apr 20 2018, 7:25 PM

Done. Staff now has 'editcontentmodel' in their global group.