On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 4:15 PM, ChrisiPK <chrisipk(a)gmail.com> wrote:
there is a discussion going on on Commons about a
rollback policy. This
involves deciding how users should be given this permission. We have
been discussing autopromotion, but Andrew told us on IRC that he thinks
it's not possible to revoke autopromoted rights. Revoking rollback
permission is very important to take care of
edit-warring/mass-rollbacking troublemakers, so we don't want to
surrender this possibility. Can anyone comment on this, is it
effectively impossible to revoke automatically given rights?
It would be possible, although kind of hackish. The procedure would
be to create a "norollback" group that can be manually granted and
revoked, then make the autopromote criteria for rollback require that
the user not be in the "norollback" group. Possibly a nicer way of
doing this would be good, but it should be good enough for now.