[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Tue Jul 31 03:39:51 UTC 2012

Samuel Klein wrote:
>> I know a few people would like to see the talk namespaces of
>> wikimediafoundation.org opened up to general discussion, but that's a bit
>> tricky with raw HTML being allowed there.
> This shouldn't be a blocker.  Disallow raw HTML on talk pages?
> Simply restrict editing to a higher 'autoconfirmed' standard?
> I would like to see your ideas on how to do this; it seems like a good idea.

Trying to get me motivated? Tsk, tsk.

Raw HTML is just one piece of the puzzle. A lot of other hacks and
customizations have been built in to the site over the years with the
bedrock principle that account creation is restricted there. I'd like to see
at least the talk namespaces opened up as well. I laid out my thoughts here:

For those interested, there's discussion on the talk page about how to best
implement this idea.


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