https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=53076

--- Comment #14 from Quim Gil <q...@wikimedia.org> ---
(In reply to comment #13)
> (In reply to comment #12)
> > If this is the case, I think it shouldn't be removed unless there is already
> > another way for admins to limit mobile edits while allowing desktop edits.
> 
> Is there a use-case for doing this? If so, what is it?

Isn't the question whether there is a use-case to remove an existing feature
that doesn't seem to bother anybody in MediaWiki-not-Wikimedia land?

The average third party MediaWiki using MobileFrontend is used to the idea of
having editable desktop and read-only mobile, since mobile editing is a recent
addition. The fact that they installed voluntarily MobileFrontend shows that
they were happy with this combination. Now that mobile editing is possible,
they can voluntarily enable anonymous editing in their sites with a simple
change in the configuration.

If $wgMFAnonymousEditing is simply removed, and no technical alternative exists
to restrict anonymous mobile editing, then they will be forced to accept it
when upgrading MobileUpdate, which sounds like a weird imposition if you are
not aware of these Wikimedia-centric debates.

I'm very familiar with all this since my personal pet project has been using
MobileFrontend since it was quite a wild young beast. We might enable anonymous
mobile editing now that we upgraded to last versions of MediaWiki and MF, but
it would be nice to be able to apply this change (and revert it if needed)
based on our own criteria and actions, instead of being forced as part of a
software update.


> And is there any way for this potential use-case to be covered by the
> standard "edit" user right?

No idea, others might know better.

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