My preference would be to have stewards applying Superprotect rather than
WMF. There are cases where Superprotect makes sense, but given WMF's
history with it, I would prefer that it become a community tool.

Pine


On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:46 PM, Magnus Manske <magnusman...@googlemail.com
> wrote:

> So maybe it could stay, as a "technical office action" mechanism, if future
> usage is clearly defined and accepted by "the community" (TM)?
>
> Not advocating either way here...
>
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 8:13 PM Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl>
> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 8:36 PM, John Lewis <johnflewi...@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Yes. It was used a few months ago to prevent editing the Germany item
> on
> > > Wikidata due to a very serious breaking issue. Also on several pages
> > > following legal disputes.
> > >
> > > Superprotect in my opinion if used correctly is an essential tool which
> > can
> > > prevent legal and technical issues that can in theory cause wide
> > > disruption.
> > >
> > >
> > In my private opinion the technical part of Superprotect has a potential
> to
> > be useful, it is the social background (who approves its use, how it can
> be
> > used, etc.) that matters and that is the bone of contention (and
> justified
> > concerns). I have a hope that we will have it resolved before the next
> > anniversary or earlier :)
> >
> > best,
> >
> > dariusz "pundit"
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