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Template protection, template CSS and anonymous edits

From: Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:43:26 -0600
Message-ID: <CA+uZHs-5cFt=Pwe6PNN5tCgEFnX4cMASGA2OGefLBFJKUHr68A@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webplatform@w3.org
Hi everyone!

I am hoping to ask to stop protecting templates now that the traffic has
calmed down a little. I think anyone should have the ability to edit or see
them. I also think the template CSS should be moved to the Common.css for
admins to edit, here:
http://docs.webplatform.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Common.css

If anyone has any objections as to why the templates should remain
protected, please tell me! I'm curious to hear your opinions of course, I
would just like this project to be open to everyone and it's very hard for
anyone to understand the wiki when they can't see the templates.

I have also heard several ideas on how the CSS should be handled, please
note for this topic, I'm only talking about template CSS because it should
be something that can be accessed easily.

Last topic, I want to open up anonymous edits on the wiki. Our Q&A has
anonymous posting, but not our wiki! Let me just throw out there that
anonymous editing is very easy to watch, any user can revert a bad edit. We
also have AbuseFilters that will protect from obvious spam and tag edits
for admins to look at. Any admin can add more AbuseFilters in the situation
where we need to adjust to new spam methods. There are a ton of benefits to
allowing anonymous wiki editing, and most of the negative argument being
"to prevent spam".

You can check out the AbuseFilter here:
http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Special:AbuseFilter
Received on Monday, 15 October 2012 17:43:53 UTC

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