On Aug 11, 2014 5:49 PM, "Tim Starling"
> On 11/08/14 21:49, Brad Jorsch (Anomie) wrote:
> John Mark Vandenberg wrote:
> >> These patches only introduce a new policy,
> >> signalling a new era, and make it technically more challenging to
> >> bypass that new policy. The policy written says "Sysops are not
> >> interferes with WMF's favoured features."
> Erik was very clear about this policy change in his first email to
> this thread.
> -- Tim Starling
On Tue, 12 Aug 2014, at 10:13, Todd Allen wrote:
Tim, I don't believe the issue was a failure to be
clear. The problem is
the content of the change and its heavy handed enforcement.
Super protection either should not exist, or like suppression, it should be
used only by stewards and community approved functionaries.
If we accept the policy in principle, I don't care who enforces such policy, that be
community or WMF. Such policy does not go against community entirely, unless WMF shows a
will to reject community patches related to issues which community finds important.
Whether or not this is the case, I don't care; it's a website in their hands and
they're welcome to shut it off without notice, or to experiment at leisure.
The time for community to get involved in development, and create all the necessary
structures required to support such development, is long overdue.