Hello Pine Thank you for your response. We appreciate the stewardship that the community has on meta, and this is not in dispute.
In this case because we are working with a system that aims to collect Affiliates data in a structured form, as well as make it accessible to the community via query tools, it became necessary to protect the Lua modules and tables that hold this data. The forms themselves are protected by. default and accessible to administrators only. The individual Affiliates remain in control of the data that they will submit via these forms. As the data grows, it is possible that we may move that to another wiki, should current security concerns on the data validity and integrity increase. However, we strongly felt that the forms should be developed on meta in order to avoid disrupting established reporting norms by Wikimedia Affiliates. Be assured that we will continue to be sensitive to community stewardship as we improve the system. Best regards Dumisani Ndubane Monitoring & Evaluation Strategist Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/> On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 11:16 PM Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello Dumisani , > > I would like to remind you of the questions in this thread, although I > understand that there may be some delays in getting responses due to > the issues with Covid-19. > > I have not looked into the new portal and I don't have an opinion > about it, but I hope that affiliates will find it to be an > improvement. > > I have one point that I would like to make. Protection of a page is an > administrative action, and I do not believe that any WMF staff should > make content administrative actions on Meta unless under exceptional > circumstances such as a legal mandate. If WMF wants a page on Meta to > be protected, then WMF should make a request to a community > administrator for page protection, which the administrator may > independently decide whether to grant. If WMF wants more control over > content, then a more appropriate venue for affiliate reports would be > one of the WMF wikis instead of a (mostly) community wiki. I feel that > it is important that WMF staff not encroach on the jurisdiction of the > community such as by making administrative actions, however small, > that can and should be done instead by community administrators. > > Thanks, > > Pine > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) > > _______________________________________________ > 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> _______________________________________________ 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>