Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:35:05 UTC
Several variables and strings should be changed to clarify that bureaucrats (and other users with the so-called userrights permission) can only change user *groups*, not user rights individually.
- the "userrights" permission should be renamed to "usergroups"
- the description of that permission in Special:ListGroupRights
should be changed from "Edit all user rights" to "Edit user groups"
- Special:UserRights should be changed to Special:UserGroups
or even better, Special:ManageUserGroups (with aliases in place
for backward compatibility)
- Special:UserRights should mention that user groups can be created or edited
by changing the definitions in LocalSettings.php, and provide a link to
[[mw:Manual:User rights]] for instructions on how to do so.
The latter three changes I'd support, but changing a hardcoded permission is unnecessary and cumbersome. Compatibility would be a nightmare.