Thanks for the explanations. I always thought of the Superprotect
function as a technical way to react in a social-legal space of
tension. A discussion about the technical function is much less
interesting than about the real issue, of how to improve the MediaWiki
software with regard to the different needs of different actors
(readers, contributors, maybe others).

Andy, would you mind to explain what to mean exactly with "offensive"?

Kind regards
Ziko




2015-11-09 0:04 GMT+01:00 Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>:
> On Nov 8, 2015 9:34 PM, "Quim Gil" <q...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
>> the Q&A included more details:
>>
>>
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WMF_product_development_process/2015-11-05#When_has_been_Superprotect_used.3F
>>
>> The main reason to act upon Superprotect now is the updated product
>> development process
>> <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WMF_product_development_process> in the
>> drafts, which we want to discuss and agree with the communities. This new
>> process should make Superprotect unnecessary; removing it upfront was a
>> logical step.
>>
>> I have added these points in the Q&A:
>>
>> Why is Superprotect being removed?
>>
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WMF_product_development_process/2015-11-05#Why_is_Superprotect_being_removed.3F
>>
>> Why is the WMF doing this now?
>>
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/WMF_product_development_process/2015-11-05#Why_is_the_WMF_doing_this_now.3F
>>
>> I hope this clarifies that sentence.
>
> Referring to "misbehaviour" in this context is extremely offensive; the
> initial use of superprotect was not a response to "misbehaviour".
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