In the context of <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14281>
("Suggestion: Rename "Bad image list" to better title"), it occurred
that a bad image list is a specialized (and hackish) feature that probably
wouldn't be accepted into MediaWiki core today.
I'm wondering if it makes sense to split this feature (a bad image list) out
into a MediaWiki extension.
If splitting this feature out of MediaWiki core makes sense, I'm wondering
whether it should be put in its own extension, be part of another existing
extension (such as Phalanx), or be part of a more generalized behavior
An alternate approach suggested on the bug would be to use an AbuseFilter
filter instead of a bad image list (thereby deprecating "MediaWiki:Bad image
list"). This gets slightly more complicated if you want to also replicate
the MediaWiki page's exceptions functionality (you can block inline usage of
an image except on specified approved pages). This exceptions functionality
may make an _exact_ replica of the bad image list in an AbuseFilter filter
impossible. That said, the AbuseFilter extension was seemingly designed for
exactly this type of behavior control and includes handy features such as
disallowing the edits altogether and logging attempted edits.
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