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Bug 13509 - Allow bureaucrats on Meta-wiki to remove rights
Allow bureaucrats on Meta-wiki to remove rights
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Site requests (Other open bugs)
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: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: shell
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Reported: 2008-03-25 21:17 UTC by Majorly
Modified: 2008-04-26 01:55 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Majorly 2008-03-25 21:17:41 UTC
Per general agreement here:, and no objections at all, can someone please set bureaucrats on Meta to be able to remove rights as well as add them? Thanks.
Comment 1 Nobody 2008-03-30 01:18:50 UTC
More specifically:

$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['userrights'] = true;
$wgAddGroups['bureaucrat'] = array( 'bot', 'sysop', 'bureaucrat');
$wgRemoveGroups['bureaucrat'] = array( 'bot', 'sysop');

This goes along with Meta admins being given bureaucrat upon request, this way we can manage our army of temporary sysops and deal with local confirmation issues without bothering the stewards.
Comment 2 Majorly 2008-03-30 09:19:23 UTC
Bureaucrats should also have the ability to remove bureaucrat right as well.
Comment 3 Cometstyles 2008-04-12 11:27:41 UTC
This will be an excellent test cause if it goes well, it can be implemented on other wikis (not enwiki since its too big/controversial to be governed by crats only) but may work perfectly on commons and other smaller wikis such as Simplewiki , wikinews, wikisource and wikiversity so the Stewards can deal with the remaining 730+ wikis.
Comment 4 JeLuF 2008-04-24 19:40:54 UTC

The following rules have been set:

$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['userrights'] = true;
$wgAddGroups['bureaucrat'] = array( 'bot', 'sysop', 'bureaucrat');
$wgRemoveGroups['bureaucrat'] = array( 'bot', 'sysop', 'bureaucrat');

Comment 5 JeLuF 2008-04-24 19:53:13 UTC
Revoked $wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['userrights'] = true; due to concerns regarding WMF's privacy policy.
Comment 6 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-04-24 19:56:57 UTC
. . . because setting userrights allows the right to set or remove *any* group, including oversight, checkuser, etc.  It should presumably not be set on any Wikimedia wiki for anyone but stewards.  AddGroups/RemoveGroups should be used instead (they don't require userrights to be set to work).
Comment 7 Nobody 2008-04-26 01:55:54 UTC
Thank you. I'm posting a notice to the Meta bureaucrats now. Apologies for the mixup re: ['userrights']. 

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