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Add group permissions to control who can create threads, edit messages, etc
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Description

It currently has those permissions: lqt-split, lqt-merge and lqt-react.

Some users would like more fine-grained access control (see URL). lqt-react apparently controls whether a user is allowed to post a reply to another thread. I guess how useful is that right if there's no access control for creating threads, or even edit your own/other user's messages. Apparently, $wgNamespaceProtection does not work as expected when it comes to the Thread and Summary namespaces.

I think we should at least add those specific rights for:

  • creating threads
  • editing own message (message created by the user)
  • editing message created by other user
  • create/edit thread summary

The "editing *" right may affect also the ability to change a thread subject.


Version: master
Severity: enhancement
URL: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Thread:Extension_talk:LiquidThreads/Don%27t_allow_anons_to_use_LiquidThreads

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bz53363

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 1:51 AM
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Jdforrester-WMF lowered the priority of this task from Low to Lowest.Aug 4 2016, 11:34 PM
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LiquidThreads has been replaced by StructuredDiscussions on all Wikimedia production wikis (except one, which will be done soon). It is no longer under active development or maintenance, so I'm re-classifying all open LQT tasks as "Lowest" priority.

Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Feb 4 2022, 11:14 AM
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