--- Comment #27 from MZMcBride <b...@mzmcbride.com> ---
(In reply to comment #13)
> Why do we actually have to remove this option again? What's wrong with simply
> keeping it and making it default to enabled (therefore enabling ULS by
> default) while still giving people the possibility to disable it at their own
User preferences are a last resort; they're a way of giving up. The vast
majority of site visitors can't set user preferences because they don't log in.
The vast majority of logged-in users don't change the default setting (or even
know that they have settings). And, of course, we still don't have global user
preferences (i.e., the ability to set a user preference across Wikimedia
In the conversations about ULS, I think some important points are getting lost.
For example, ULS is not actually universal. It only applies to Wikimedia wikis,
not to the rest of the Internet. Perhaps usage statistics would help here, but
it's beginning to seem as though the entire approach being taken here needs a
reevaluation. Users interested in decent font support should be solving the
issue at an operating system or browser level. Solving the issue on a
particular set of sites, at great cost, is beginning to look like the wrong
approach to take.
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