Talk:IT Development/This wiki

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  • We can request the relevant user rights, can't we? --Tango (talk) 20:58, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
    • Yes, we can, but should we be distracting stewards from their other duties? Mike Peel (talk) 03:52, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
      • We just need to get someone to edit LocalSettings.php (or the equivalent for the WMF's setup) to add the power to grant the various rights to our crats, and the job is done. It's a very short distraction... --Tango (talk) 13:31, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
  • There is obviously a lot more pros than cons listed at the moment. But for me, the big problem with any split is "No Single User Login". I like being the same person everywhere. Yaris678 (talk) 08:51, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
  • The "We can fix" things. Why are WMF not fixing them at the moment? Are they specific to the WMUK wiki or do other chapters have these problems? Yaris678 (talk) 08:51, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
    • Well, it took us several months of chasing the WMF to make this site accessible from mobile devices recently... Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 11:10, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
  • I was under the impression that giving local bureaucrats the ability to grant and remove that status required only a small amount of a (WMF) develepor's time, and surely we can get stewards to grant oversight rights locally if we really need that much oversighting done? Harry Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 09:44, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
    • Any chance of a compromise where we use our new developers to work with the Foundation developers to sort out the glitches as and when they happen. The single user login appeals to me as someone who forgets password and user names quite easily! Jon Davies (WMUK) (talk) 11:44, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
    • Probably not. I think the kind of glitches that we need sorting out from time to time are more operations issues than development issues. We would need access to the WMF servers, which we're not likely to get. --Tango (talk) 13:57, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
      • Completely agree with Tango here. Plus, the WMF have much higher priority issues to tackle than those relating to the WMUK wiki, even with the help of our contract developers. Mike Peel (talk) 03:52, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
  • The data privacy aspect and the ability of WMUK to analyze traffic both seem like useful improvements. SUL is handy, but WMUK wiki users would presumably be prompted to log in. Perhaps a page could be dedicated to best practices in password management which is an area most people would benefit from irregardless of the WMUK wiki. Jess T (talk) 14:42, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
  • One technical consideration: how are SUL user accounts stored/created? By which I mean - is the password hash stored globally, or is a local copy also kept? --ErrantX (talk) 11:16, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Maintenance[edit source]

And now the wiki is running an unsupported version of MediaWiki, using an unsupported version of PHP. What's the plan to keep it up to date? 2601:646:8301:6AD9:7C47:AD05:332:8780 20:40, 30 January 2017 (GMT)

Will do an update of the Mediawiki... Will have a look to the PHP problem. Kelson (talk) 05:46, 31 January 2017 (GMT)