Restrict moving category pages to administrators on en.wikipedia
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The English Wikipedia has decided that the new move-categorypages right should only be granted to administrators, rather than to all users.


Version: wmf-deployment
Severity: enhancement
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=608216893#Category_pages_will_be_movable_soon

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Jackmcbarn created this task.Via LegacyMay 12 2014, 2:31 PM
gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitMay 12 2014, 2:38 PM

Change 132947 had a related patch set uploaded by Jackmcbarn:
Restrict the move-categorypages right on enwiki

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/132947

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMay 13 2014, 2:42 PM

svenmanguard wrote:

Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait.

I do *not* see a consensus for this change. I see three editors that are for this change, and more than three that aren't really sure or are outright against the change.

Now, I don't personally have a strong position on this, but decision-by-I-filed-a-bug isn't proper, so I'd like to move for this patch to be pulled until an actual consensus develops.

  • Sven
Krenair added a comment.Via ConduitMay 13 2014, 3:07 PM

(In reply to Sven Manguard from comment #2)

I'd like to move for this patch to be pulled until an actual consensus develops.

Enwiki community can't force us (MediaWiki developers) to revert a patch on master. If they really want don't want this feature to be used by just anyone, they'll need to form a consensus about restricting the right before WMF deploy the software update including the patch on Thursday the 22nd.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMay 13 2014, 3:20 PM

svenmanguard wrote:

Alex Monk: I think we might be talking past each other.

To clarify, when I said "I'd like to move for this patch to be pulled until an actual consensus develops.", I was referring to the patch mentioned by Gerrit Notification Bot in this thread (by Jackmcbarn, which I presume would have restricted to administrators the ability to move categories on English Wikipedia), *not* the patch to deploy the ability to move categories.

Basically, I was just trying to make sure that the ability to move categories isn't restricted to just administrators on English Wikipedia when it deploys. Jackmcbarn's comment above is disingenuous; there is no consensus for restricting access right now.

As you can probably tell, I'm not terribly good at speaking in the terms that developers use; I apologize for any confusion.

Krenair added a comment.Via ConduitMay 13 2014, 3:21 PM

(In reply to Sven Manguard from comment #5)

Alex Monk: I think we might be talking past each other.

To clarify, when I said "I'd like to move for this patch to be pulled until
an actual consensus develops.", I was referring to the patch mentioned by
Gerrit Notification Bot in this thread (by Jackmcbarn, which I presume would
have restricted to administrators the ability to move categories on English
Wikipedia), *not* the patch to deploy the ability to move categories.

Oops. Yes, of course you were. My bad, sorry.

JohnLewis added a comment.Via ConduitMay 13 2014, 6:21 PM

Correcting status and applying correct keyword.

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitMay 21 2014, 4:21 PM

Change 132947 abandoned by Jackmcbarn:
Restrict the move-categorypages right on enwiki

Reason:
Per bug

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/132947

Jackmcbarn added a comment.Via ConduitMay 21 2014, 4:22 PM

When I posted this request, it seemed like there was consensus, since 3 editors supported it and I was the only one not pushing for it. However, since then, it has became clear that consensus has not been established, so I am withdrawing this request.

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