Restrict local uploads at Meta-Wiki
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Description

As per community discussion linked in the URL field above I request that the following configuration changes be made:

Please remove the ability perform file uploads to the Autoconfirmed and Confirmed user groups at meta.wikimedia.org. That is, please remove the following userrights from those user groups

  • 'upload'
  • 'reupload'
  • 'reupload-own' (this one is on the "User" usergroup)

Please create a new uploader user group with the following rights:

  • 'upload'
  • 'reupload'
  • 'reupload-own'

Administrators and uploaders should be able to continue to upload files, while regular users not. This is to block the increasing ammount of junk and copyright violations present in Meta (and reduce the existing ones), while allowing certain members of chapters and users with legitimate interests to continue uploading there things which would not belong to Commons' scope. An EDP is in development.

Thanks for your help.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Meta:Babel&oldid=5609186#Restrict_or_abolish_local_file_uploading_to_Meta-Wiki

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Reference
bz50287
bzimport set Reference to bz50287.

Should any local groups be able to add/remove users to/from the uploader user group?

Why is this bug marked shellpolicy if there is already community consensus?

(In reply to comment #1)

Should any local groups be able to add/remove users to/from the uploader user
group?

Sorry, I forgot to mention it. Bureaucrats should be. We rely on bureaucrats to assign and remove nearly all userrights at Meta, so for consistency make it assignable and removable for bureaucrats.

Why is this bug marked shellpolicy if there is already community consensus?

My bad. Changed to 'shell'.

Thank you.

Thanks for the clarification — will submit a patch soon.

Change 71252 had a related patch set uploaded by Odder:
(bug 50287) Restrict local uploads on Meta-Wiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/71252

Sorry it took so long, but there it is, finally (I hope).

Change 71252 merged by jenkins-bot:
(bug 50287) Restrict local uploads on Meta-Wiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/71252

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