WMF to introduce feature to allow admins to edit MediaWiki config onwiki

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WMF to introduce feature to allow admins to edit MediaWiki config onwiki

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Re: WMF to introduce feature to allow admins to edit MediaWiki config onwiki

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Nov 08, 2023 6:25 pm

If they don't do this properly (and they won't), more squabbling and system crashes will occur. Inevitable.

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Re: WMF to introduce feature to allow admins to edit MediaWiki config onwiki

Post by Bbb23sucks » Wed Nov 08, 2023 8:55 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2023 6:25 pm
If they don't do this properly (and they won't), more squabbling and system crashes will occur. Inevitable.
This sounds like a very good way for them to be hacked, or at least an admin to cause a lot of damage. I was thinking about the possibility of a bad actor gaining admin rights and breaking the site this way, but then I remembered that these are the same people who deleted the main page over a dozen times, they won't need a bad actor, they'll break it themselves.
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Re: WMF to introduce feature to allow admins to edit MediaWiki config onwiki

Post by Bbb23sucks » Sat Nov 18, 2023 5:37 am

Well it's now 10 days past the required deadline for the first step of the project and there isn't even a pull request. Already failing before it even started. Distinctly WMF.
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