While I understand and agree with your point, I must point out that
this 4 days have been hectic on many people from multiple teams. The
amount of work to cleanup one person's destructive half hour spree is
staggering. We need better tooling for sure to combat this, something
that while MediaWiki is already equipped with, some of the
infrastructure tools are not (yet hopefully). It saddens me greatly to
say that, but we might have to take some steps in the opposite
direction, for a while at least, until we are in shape to combat this
On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 3:40 PM Fæ <faewik(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks to everyone who helped sort this out.
In some ways, the vandalism neatly demonstrates how Wikimedia projects
rely on trust. When these things happen, it is a nice reminder that
our open values mean that we should take a light approach to security
whenever the potential exposure is always going to be recoverable.
Resilience rather than impenetrable, for our community at least, is a
healthy way to prioritize. The occasional predictable idiot is no
reason to change that approach.
On Tue, 19 Mar 2019 at 13:28, Alexandros Kosiaris
Gerrit is back up. Almost all of the vandalism has been cleaned up,
some minor stuff remains, we will clean that up as well.
On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 1:42 PM planetenxin <planetenxin(a)web.de> wrote:
> Am 19.03.2019 um 12:21 schrieb Andre Klapper:
> > planetenxin: Sorry for my previous message, was not meant to be rude.
> no worries. Hope, that Gerrit is back alive soon. :-)
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