|operations/mediawiki-config : master||Enable partial blocks on Meta Wiki and MediaWiki.org|
Let's SWAT for Meta Wiki and MediaWiki.org on Tuesday Feb. 19.
AR, HE, and FR can wait. I personally don't think we need separate tickets (splitting hairs) but whatever works best for you.
Moved to the next SWAT window https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deployments#deploycal-item-20190220T0000 in order to give @TBolliger an opportunity to answer @MarcoAurelio's question.
Thanks @Tchanders for pointing out the extra SWAT window!
As product manager, my primary goal is for Partial Blocks to be an effective tool for communities to handle ambiguous or medium-level incidents of misconduct. We're gathering data on the effectiveness of both sitewide and partial blocks before we proceed with a larger roll-out to wikis who are not actively involved in the early testing.
We're enabling on the more technical-focussed wikis, Meta and MW.org, as a means of having the functionality visible to a wider cross-wiki audience of users and administrators.
As for other wikis — If a wiki does not benefit from partial blocks, then we do not want it to get in the way of moderating a healthy community. We're waiting for the data to come back before we make any decisions about further rollout, we only ask that communities make the decision to use or not enable/use partial blocks in a methodological and open-minded way.