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Preferences for anonymous users
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As a casual visitor of MediaWiki wikis, I want to be able to customize the site, so that I can have a better experience interacting with it.

As an anonymous editor, I want to be able to enable advanced tools and gadgets, so that I can contribute more effectively to the wikis.

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 21 2014, 10:55 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz20151.
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(In reply to comment #0)

Untested patch attached.

You seem to have forgotten it.

Also, I'm really curious to see how you're gonna implement this without fragmenting the Squid cache.

Created attachment 6450
Proposed patch

Needs XVO header.

attachment pref-cookie-patch ignored as obsolete

Created attachment 6739
Updated patch

Updated patch so it applies cleanly to current trunk.

Per discussion in #wikimedia-tech, using XVO would make this possible, but:

  • It would need to be restricted to a very small set of prefs to keep cache fragmentation (which increases exponentially with the number of allowed prefs) at bay
  • There is the fear that enabling even a very limited version of anonymous preferences will open the floodgates to using XVO for all kinds of random purposes


  • Bug 23908 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

*Bulk BZ Change: +Patch to open bugs with patches attached that are missing the keyword*

sumanah wrote:

+need-review to signal to developers that this patch needs reviewing

I don't think this is a good idea, and operations is pretty radically opposed
to using this on Wikipedia. Closing WONTFIX.

  • Bug 14602 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***