On 2016-01-19 12:53 PM, Pine W wrote:
The constitutional crisis that WMF created by using
Superprotect to force
Image VIewer on the communities [...]
... except that this is not what happened. While that narrative might
be satisfying for someone who looks for a sense of being the stalwart
defender of an oppressed community, the reality is that superprotect was
created to block the deployment of a technically inapt and entirely
broken "fix" that was - itself - a kneejerk reaction.
Which is not to say that its creation or use was wise in any way - it
wasn't. But trying to reframe things in "oh, evil WMF did all wrong
against the poor, innocent community" terms serves no purpose other than
create a windmill to tilt at.