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Bug 3317 - Class of users that can rollback but have no other admin rights
Class of users that can rollback but have no other admin rights
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 7 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 4863 7097 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 6711
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Reported: 2005-08-30 18:26 UTC by p_simoons
Modified: 2008-03-27 03:01 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description p_simoons 2005-08-30 18:26:42 UTC
[[Wikipedia:Requests for rollback]].

It has been suggested that some users be promoted to an 'intermediary' class
between regular user and admin, and that these users can rollback (but not
block, protect, or delete).

It may be reasonable to disallow, or severely limit, page moves to users who are
NOT in this intermediary class, to block Willy on Wheels pagemove attacks.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-08-30 22:26:44 UTC
Configuration issue, assigning to Wikimedia web sites.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2005-11-04 16:47:16 UTC
Resetting priority and severity to normal-normal. Please don't alter them again;
it's for us to decide that.
Comment 3 Tim Starling 2005-11-12 04:13:52 UTC
It's not just a configuration issue, you also need a UI for granting it and taking it 
away. It's not going to be useful if only stewards can grant it, is it? 
Comment 4 Rob Church 2005-11-14 10:36:06 UTC
An excellent point, certainly. Perhaps a clone of Special:Userrights that
bureaucrats can access, to add and remove the flag?
Comment 5 Rob Church 2006-06-24 13:50:39 UTC
There is now an extension in Subversion providing local bureaucrats with the
ability to grant/remove rollback rights from a non-sysop user. This would work
as a stop-gap measure until the user rights interfaces can be gutted and improved.
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2006-08-23 09:35:31 UTC
*** Bug 7097 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2006-08-23 09:36:08 UTC
*** Bug 4863 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Betacommand 2008-03-27 03:01:41 UTC
see rollbacker usergroup

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