Identify and remove legacy preferences from MediaWiki core (tracking)
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Extensions are getting heavy on preferences, too, so generalising the summary; if you prefer to split those to a sister tracking bug for some reason, feel free.

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Krinkle changed the title from "User preferences in MediaWiki to be added or removed (tracking)" to "Identify and remove legacy preferences from MediaWiki core".
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@Krinkle: it looks like we briefly discussed this one in E157 just before moving it to the backlog. This looks like a sea of links that would be really easy to get lost in. Is this something that you'd like to handle as an ArchCom-RfC? Do you think we should queue this up for an IRC meeting?

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T64559: Redesign Special:Preferences (tracking) seems a worthwhile RFC to me.

I've split T42346 from this one to continue as separate exploration (not an RFC right now).

This task (T54807) about identifying and removing so-called "legacy" preferences is marked as RFC right now. I agree that it doesn't seem like something we'd handle as RFC. Rather this is more a tracking task that tracks individual tasks that discuss the removal of individual preferences, each of which may have its own story, I don't see a general RFC that would resolve them all.

The RFC left here could be to discuss how we want to identify legacy preferences. To establish consensus about a policy detailing what criteria to apply and how to decide when to remove a preference. So far this doesn't seem very controversial though. We've successfully removed such legacy preferences through regular discussion and code review without the overhead of an RFC to establish a formal policy.

This wasn't originally marked as RFC (I did that last month as part of the split, I've undone that edit and restored this as a tracking trask).

Krinkle changed the title from "Identify and remove legacy preferences from MediaWiki core" to "Identify and remove legacy preferences from MediaWiki core (tracking)".Mon, May 9, 4:52 PM
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