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Bug 44205 - rename userrights to usergroups
rename userrights to usergroups
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
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: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: i18n
Depends on:
Blocks: messages
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Reported: 2013-01-21 13:17 UTC by Waldir
Modified: 2014-03-19 19:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Waldir 2013-01-21 13:17:07 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.
Comment 1 Tyler Romeo 2013-01-21 19:22:11 UTC
The latter three changes I'd support, but changing a hardcoded permission is unnecessary and cumbersome. Compatibility would be a nightmare.

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