Hoi, The argument is not at all about the MediaViewer. It is only the latest flash point. Consequently the notion of how hard it is to set a default on or off is not relevant really.
When you read the Wikipedia Signpost you read about one of the major German players and it is found necessary to mention that his "tools" environment was ended and it became WMF labs. For me it gives the impression of sour grapes and a sense of failure because volunteers do not decide the agenda and feel angry/frustrated about that. Consequently my conclusion that it is not about the MediaViewer at all. The next thing that comes along will be the next flash point. This is because it is emotions that speak and not arguments. Thanks, GerardM On 1 September 2014 08:11, Martijn Hoekstra <martijnhoeks...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Aug 31, 2014 11:46 PM, "Pine W" <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Just in terms of the amount of everyone's time that MediaViewer, > > Superprotect > > and related issues are absorbing, this situation is a net negative for > the > > projects. > > Also, the amount of emotional hostility that this situation involves is > > disheartening. > > Personally, I would like to see us building on each other's work instead > of > > feuding, > > and I'm getting MediaViewer issue fatigue. > > > > WMF's principal argument against letting projects make local decisions > > about > > configurations of MediaViewer seems to be that having a multitude of site > > configurations is impractical for site maintainability and development of > > new > > features. The Technical Committee would be in a good position to make > global > > decisions on a consensus basis. > > > > Pine > > I've heard the argument that it is difficult to maintain and develop for > having different default states of this setting across different projects, > and frankly, I'm not buying it, unless the setting is intended to be > removed completely. > > Could someone explain to me how having a different default state for the > setting has much, or any, impact? > > - Martijn > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > Wikimediaemail@example.com > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>