On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 3:49 AM, Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 2:01 PM, John Mark Vandenberg
Before this, there was no expectation that a page
could be protected
such that sysops could not alter the content of the superprotected
This is false.
Care to explain?
Was this functionality was ever supported by MediaWiki core?
Could you point me towards some documentation?
devs/ops have attempted to introduce that capability, and the
new functionality is very likely riddled with holes, some of which
MZMcBride has suggested in the thread 'Options for the German
Most of what MZMcBride posted there has nothing to do with actually
breaking superprotection. Editing a page that isn't superprotected isn't a
break in the protection feature itself, for example.
Of course it is. It isnt a 'feature' until it actually works at the
released product level.
Rushing component level hardening changes into production, when
everyone knows how to work around the new 'hardened' code, it very bad
It likely introduces unforeseen bugs, for no actual gain.