On Sat, 25 Jan 2020 at 23:49, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Here are a couple of arguments from WMF in favor of SuperProtect, which was > implemented to prevent local users from removing MediaViewer.
Superprotect is now over five years old. Superprotect's removal is now over four years old. It was a mistake, and it was explicitly acknowledged as such: the then-ED of the WMF said it had "set up a precedent of mistrust". Almost all of the people involved in it are no longer affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation, and in fact, plenty of the staff members at the Wikimedia Foundation were hired *after* superprotect was removed. I don't think bringing up superprotect in this discussion is especially relevant or helpful. Dan Source for most of the above: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Superprotect _______________________________________________ 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>