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In the previous discussion (about Special:Desysop), it was proposed to
merge the user rights pages (Special:Userrights, Special:Makesysop,
Special:Makebot, Special:GiveRollback, and now also Special:Desysop)
into the page Special:Userrights, using configuration settings. It seems
to be a good time to propose it:
I've merged these special pages to Special:Userrights using
configuration settings in
which is an improved user rights page.
This proposed system adds the following features to Special:Userrights:
* Flexible configuration settings for a limited interface – for example,
you can allow bureaucrats to grant only these permissions and revoke
only those permissions, and allow the stewards to do everything.
* Checkboxes instead of lists, mainly because it's possible to disable
them separately while it's not possible in lists.
* Changing the permissions of remote users for stewards, controllable by
a permission ("userrights_remote"), like in the stewards interface of
* Log comment, to explain the change, like in Makebot.
You can either download and test it directly, or watch the following images:
The limited interface for bureaucrats, like it can be set in Wikimedia
The full interface for stewards, like it can be set in Wikimedia sites,
editing a remote user.
This change should deprecate Makesysop, Makebot, GiveRollback and
Desysop and make them implementable by using only configuration
settings. However, these extensions may be kept for old versions, and
for sites which were not updated. (There seems to be a compatibility
issue with Special:Makesysop because one of its core functions
(HTMLSelectGroups) was removed, but it can be defined in
SpecialMakesysop.php or SpecialMakesysop_body.php as a class function.)
Additional technical information may be found in
. You can also read the other parts of the page, but it's a bit old and
not updated in some parts. You can also ask here about anything unclear.
What do you think about this implementation? Which changes should be
done? Do you think some features should be added, or dropped?
Thank you very much for the feedback.
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