Forum:Modifying or deleting user js and css
Much like Wikia, admins do not have access to delete or modify a user's js or css subpages, e.g. Special:MyPage/common.js or Special:MyPage/common.css. the current situation is that members of the Special:ListUsers/sysadmin group can modify or delete them, which is User:JaydenKieran and User:TehKittyCat. However, they are both currently working on the site itself and I don't think that it really falls within their role.
Therefore, I have the following 3 options for who can edit or delete these pages:
- Leave it as is, and only allow sysadmins.
- Create a new group of users, likely a subset of admins, e.g. checkuser.
- Allow all admins (like we had before Wikia locked everything down).
Uses for this tool are:
- Removing redlinks from Special:WantedPages or other maintenance reports.
- Deleting pages on request - likely to be fairly common given that /wikia.js and /monobook.js and their CSS equivalents are obsolete.
Support for 3 - Although I wouldn't be against #2, as long as someone other than the sysadmins can edit/remove them for the reasons listed above.08:50, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Support 3 - I feel like these pages are no different from any other kindof page that admins can already delete.13:10, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Comment - As long as the community feels that this won't be abused (e.g if an admin for whatever reason had a grudge against someone and deliberately edited their user JS/CSS maliciously), then I don't have huge concerns. I'd like to know what Cook and Gaz think about this from the perspective of Weird Gloop however. jayden 13:23, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
- I thought we forked to have freedom, not for a different company to tell us no. 14:04, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Support 2 or 3 — What Isobel said; if admins can edit all MediaWiki pages, surely they can be entrusted to edit users' JS/CSS. However, it's fair that some people have a concern about how it can be abused, so I'm also fine with giving it only to certain admins as it's not too common they need to be edited/deleted. Sysadmin feels too small of a group for that though, especially since they frequently have other more pressing matters. I also support to make this change site-wide so it affects OSRSW and WGM as well (if 2 comes to pass, I'm indifferent whether it's a local or global right). --laagone talk 15:41, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Support 3 - Although we need to keep in mind that if we expand to other wikis, then those admins will also have the right to edit local user CSS/JS. I think this is fine, but that's the most concerning issue. I don't see any problems with this from a company perspective though. ʞooɔ 17:20, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Support 3 -18:25, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Support 3 - If there are genuine concerns about this being abused then I think that would be more of an issue with who we let be admins rather than the permissions we give em.00:30, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Support 3 - A solution is kind of needed and 3 is the simplest option. ɳex undique 01:15, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Support 3 - --03:33, 18 October 2018 (UTC)