On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 11:40 PM, Sylvain Chiron <chironsylvain(a)orange.fr>
Le 15/03/2018 à 17:17, Haytham Aly a écrit :
I wanted to avoid this option since it might
confer additional rights to
translators that they might not use, and also to avoid issues during
annual audits. I do agree that creating an additional group that offers
access to Special:ImportTranslations only will fragment user rights, but
I thought this fragmentation is better than offering rights that will
not be used.
Why are you actually afraid about those unused rights? When a right
exists and is provided selectively, it’s just a flag for every user.
Each user can have the flag raised or not. If and only if it’s raised,
the user can use the right, but is not obliged to do so. The right can
also be coded as a tag that a user can have or not; it’s still few data.
Law also offers many rights to citizens that are, in the same manner,
Also, the status quo is also an example of unused rights – I'm a
translation admin and have never used Special:ImportTranslations, since
that's not why I've got the rights. This is fairly common in the Wikimedia
world. It's rare for a Wikimedia wiki admin to do everything one can do
with the general sysop rights, for example. With that said, someone wanting
to get the translation admin rights will normally be asked to demonstrate
general knowledge of how to add translation tags and mark a page for
translation, which might be a bit unnecessary to read up on if it's not
what one wants to do.