Add abusefilter-viewprivate to administrator userright on the English Wikipedia
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I actually thought this was done in https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19362 but it seems that just created the right.

Please add abusefilter-viewprivate to the administrator userright package on English Wikipedia so admins can view private filters without having to grant themselves a separate userright.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Edit_filter/Archive_3#Adding_abuse-filter-view-private_into_sysop_package

bzimport set Reference to bz20721.
Xeno created this task.Via LegacySep 18 2009, 1:09 PM
Cenarium added a comment.Via ConduitSep 25 2009, 6:02 PM
  • Bug 20769 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
werdna added a comment.Via ConduitSep 29 2009, 5:51 PM

In response to Brion at bug 20769 https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20769#c1

Andrew, is this safe to do or do we need to keep that more restricted? Any
alternatives that are safer?

This is perfectly safe, it's just the same right that administrators can self-assign by giving themselves the abusefilter group.

Rich_Farmbrough added a comment.Via ConduitOct 6 2009, 6:24 PM

Yes it is "safe", but having to self assign the right might make some more careful about how they use it, to encourage them to request a filter rather than rolling their own. And make no mistake, filers are one of the most powerful tools around.

Xeno added a comment.Via ConduitOct 6 2009, 6:34 PM

Rich, this is for /viewing/, not editing filters. The whole point is to allow admins (like me) who don't edit much to still be able to view without polluting Special:Listusers/AbuseFilterEditors with a bunch of admins who don't actually edit it.

Cenarium added a comment.Via ConduitOct 7 2009, 5:51 PM

Admins need frequently to view private filters for example when handling AIV reports based on abuse filters, especially those from Mr.Z-bot. This way, admins won't need the filter editor rights to see them.

Rich_Farmbrough added a comment.Via ConduitOct 9 2009, 5:06 PM

Ah, xenocidic, I stand corrected. In that case it seems eminently sensible.

MZMcBride added a comment.Via ConduitDec 4 2009, 12:27 AM

I think enabling this right per-project is a waste of time. Just do it globally. Nobody is going to object to admin viewing of AbuseFilter filters, surely.

Catrope added a comment.Via ConduitDec 24 2009, 1:37 PM

(In reply to comment #7)

I think enabling this right per-project is a waste of time. Just do it
globally. Nobody is going to object to admin viewing of AbuseFilter filters,
surely.

Done for enwiki, stayed out of the rest of the wikis' configs for now.

Catrope added a comment.Via ConduitApr 19 2010, 8:24 AM

Mass-unassigning shell bugs from myself to Rob; I used to do them once, but I
don't have time for them any more.

RobH added a comment.Via ConduitApr 6 2011, 5:08 PM

I am not going to assign this to all wikis, when it was originally a request for a single project, and no other projects are asking for it.

The original request was fufilled, closing ticket.

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