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Bug 11676 - Inability to mix +bot and +sysop flags for bureaucrats (WMF wikis)
Inability to mix +bot and +sysop flags for bureaucrats (WMF wikis)
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php...
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Reported: 2007-10-16 01:22 UTC by Nobody
Modified: 2007-10-22 17:09 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Nobody 2007-10-16 01:22:54 UTC
(Unconfirmed by myself)

Apparently, special:makebot "does not like" users who are +admin already and will not apply the flag to them, requiring a user with special:userrights permissions (such as stewards) to set the flags correctly.

Desired outcome: Allow special:makebot to work on accounts which have other permissions already assigned, and allow special:makesysop to work on bot-flagged accounts.

Alternative outcome: If the bug summary is incorrect, user education on how to successfully perform this operation without steward intervention.
Comment 1 Dan Collins 2007-10-16 01:31:31 UTC
This would require $wgMakeBotPrivileged in makebot.php to be set to true. I'm sure there's a good reason it's currently set to false, however, whether that be community consensus, technical reasons, or just sanity.

And no, while that is set to false, a sysop cannot be given +bot without steward assistance.
Comment 2 Nobody 2007-10-16 02:13:08 UTC
Closing and notifying the parties who brought it to my attention that it's a configurable setting. Thanks.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-10-16 15:36:23 UTC
The optional technical restriction was put in place due to the de facto attitude against "adminbots" on the English Wikipedia at the time; it was, of course, made configurable from the off because other wikis might rightly fail to adopt this attitude.

As noted, it's a trivial matter of configuring $wgMakeBotPrivileged to true.
Comment 4 MF-Warburg 2007-10-22 17:04:59 UTC
Note it's possible for bureaucrats to make +bot first, and then +sysop, but then they're unable to revoke the botflag because Special:Makebot complains about the administrator status.
Comment 5 Raimond Spekking 2007-10-22 17:09:38 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Note it's possible for bureaucrats to make +bot first, and then +sysop, but
> then they're unable to revoke the botflag because Special:Makebot complains
> about the administrator status.
> 

No, this case was fixed with r26307: "Allow revocation of bot flag when user has got sysop/bureaucrat status in the meantime"

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