This answer is exactly correct.
This is not up to the Foundation.
First, having a software displaying different behavior depending on the
language/project is a bad idea. It makes things very complex and users
travelling from one language to another are likely to find this disturbing.
So, any change in that respect must be reflected in all languages (I
presume the cutoff at 15 or 45 could be negociable depending on
communities, but the concept of having a cutoff should be global).
Such a global change of the software should not be initiated by the
Foundation, but by editors. This is something needed by editors, not by
Foundation. There is no argument for a top down decision here :-)
Discussing it on mailing lists first or on wikis is the way to go.
effe iets anders wrote:
In my opinion, but of course i can not speak in any
way for the foundation,
this not an issue that is up to the foundation. The local community knows
best what they need, and I guess that if they find a developer that wants to
implement this, they can just ask him (her) to do it. I see no need to
discuss it all over here :-) It would perhaps be something different if you
prohibit editing for unregistered users etc maybe :)
2007/2/18, Titoxd@Wikimedia <titoxd.wikimedia(a)gmail.com>om>:
>No, it only requires some alterations of the site configuration file.
>Nothing major, actually. The main issue here is if it is acceptable to the
>[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Casey Brown
>Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 2:58 PM
>To: 'Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List'
>Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Restriction on page moves
>Hi Daniel, one question: Was this conclusion reached from a "straw poll"
>discussion? Otherwise, it seems good, but it would probably involve a
>site-wide semi-protection against moves and upping the "new account
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Nix
>Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 4:25 PM
>Subject: [Foundation-l] Restriction on page moves in
>In a recent poll on pt.wikipedia it was decided to restrict move
>pages to users with at least a 45-day-old registered account, the same
>minimum period to grant right to vote (but without the request of 100
>I made a request on http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9024
>it was suggested to consult the Foundation because the decision seems to
>Well, the community decision was:
>First question (pro or con):
>*52 pro restriction
>*11 contro restriction
>Second (time restriction):
>*15 votes - 5 days
>*8 votes - 15 days
>*38 votes - 45 days
>So, I'd like to know what you think about it and what could be done after