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This thread was archived on 24 October 2018 by Cqm.

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:

  1. Leave it as is, and only allow sysadmins.
  2. Create a new group of users, likely a subset of admins, e.g. checkuser.
  3. 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.

I wanted to have a public conversation about this as it could be misused and thus comes down to what subset of users the community is willing to trust. cqm talk 08:34, 17 October 2018 (UTC)


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. Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 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. Magic logs detail.pngIsobelJTalk page 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. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 14:04, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Freedom doesn't come without liability jayden 14:06, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Support 3 - svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 14:04, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Support 2 otherwise 3 - iN008talk 15:30, 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 - —Shaun Dreclintalk 17:31, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Support 3 - Star Talk ayy lmao ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 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. Superiosity the WikianQuick chat button.png : Yo whats up 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 - --dDbvitC.pngScuzzy Betahib8CAd.png 03:33, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Closed - Option 3 will be implemented: All admins were be able to edit user js and css pages. cqm talk 22:42, 24 October 2018 (UTC)