Lorraine Lee wrote:
From: "Jimmy Wales"
3. "developers" -- the main extra thing
that developers should have
access to would be "raw" stuff that's pretty technologically
"dangerous" if you don't know what you're doing. I.E., ability to
enter arbitrary SQL select statements, even ones that might be really
slow. This extra power should only be used for development purposes,
and not "in a content fight".
I think I'm metadata-aware enough to be trusted with
read-only SQL access to wikipedia, but I've been wrong
in the past and can't think of anything immediately useful
I'd do if I did have select access.
I'm in the same boat. And I think read-only access should be fine for
just about anyone. I mean, unless it proved to be a problem for some
I personally don't want to be able to delete things directly in the database via
the web. I mean, if I REALLY have to delete something from the database, then for
now, I'm better off going directly into mysql on the command line and in a very
and cautious fashion typing it in. :-) I've never had to do that, but...
Since it appears to be a fairly strongly copyleft project, I
assume you have published its SQL data model?
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