On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 10:51 AM, Neil Harris <neil(a)tonal.clara.co.uk> wrote:
That's fantastic, represents a huge vote of
confidence for the Wiki Way,
and is a big move towards improving the relationship between the WMF and
Just to keep things in perspective: the removal of superprotect (which is,
granted, not the only action described) is a rather minor and only mildly
positive step. Compare it to what should have happened: superprotect
*should* have been removed a year ago along with a profuse apology
acknowledging that it should never have been imposed in the first place.
Instead, it's removed a year later with the remark that "We have not used
it for resolving a dispute since. Consequently, today we are removing
Superprotect from Wikimedia servers" (05/11/15 17:35, Quim Gil wrote). In
other words, it wasn't removed because it shouldn't have been imposed in
the first place, but merely because it wasn't used. Is it good that it was
removed? Sure, it's better to have had it removed than not. But it's a
cheap token gesture.