Usecases are appearing, thanks to whomever is intervening, though in a narrow column so hard to read.
Now I can read it, I see that it is out of date. As a test sample, I JethroBT (WMF) was granted m:admin rights in June, these expired by August 2016 and were eventually removed by a volunteer steward in October 2016. Though I JethroBT is an admin on meta right now, this was via a separate use case dated "42676", which I presume is November. Could the spreadsheet be properly reviewed and updated please, including reformatting the date field so it's easy to understand? Pine - yes this process of "WMF Advanced Permissions" includes admin rights for any WMF website and so by-passes the community procedures. Fae On 14 February 2017 at 17:48, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm curious about what is meant by "advanced permissions" here. If that > refers to translation administrator permissions, I have fewer concerns > about that than I would about admin or CU/OS permissions. > > In general, I'm wary of WMF encroachment on Meta. Placing resources on Meta > that the community will use is fine and good, but WMF taking unilateral > actions that circumvent community processes may be inappropriate. For that > reason, I would like to see most requests for WMF accounts to get > permissions of admin or higher for community wikis go through the same > community vetting process as community members do. > > Pine > > > On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 5:11 AM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> The WMF grants special rights to employees on a case-by-case basis, >> by-passing the normal community driven process to grant admin, >> developer and other rights. A few years ago the WMF officially >> committed to making this process transparent, and maintains a public >> Google Spreadsheet  so that anyone can check exactly when rights >> are granted, why they are given and when they are withdrawn. >> Previously these were mirrored on-wiki but this process broke due to >> Google changing its proprietary spreadsheet code. >> >> Checking the latest version of the Google spreadsheet, the use cases >> have been hidden, so non-employees no longer can read the reasons why >> special rights have been granted. Can a WMF representative please >> explain why, or restore the use cases to public view? >> >> Thanks, >> Fae >> -- >> fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ >> wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ >> wiki/Wikimedia-l >> New messages to: 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 and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>