Creation, deletion and improved management of change tags
This allows users with the managechangetags right to create tags for
use by wiki users. (Currently there is no way for editors to apply tags
to their edits; that's to come in a later patch.)
Extensions can reserve tag names for their own use, even if they do not
define them or mark them as active.
Tag managers can also delete tags with <= 5000 uses. Currently, if a tag is
misspelt ("vandlaism") or no longer wanted (testing of OAuth, etc), the
wiki is stuck with it forever. This change allows users with the
"managechangetags" right to delete change tags from the database,
including removing them from all revisions to which they are applied.
Obviously this is a powerful thing to be able to do, but I view change
tags as a "light" kind of interface, useful for revision patrolling and
spam/vandalism fighting but not something that necessarily needs to hang
around forever. It's not a big deal for this kind of data to be thrown
away without being archived anywhere.
Tags defined by an extension can only be deleted if the extension allows
Changes to tags are logged in the new "tag management" log. There's even
a nice API module, just for fun.