GCS Step 1

Monday, June 16, 2008

Year: 2008 Week: 25 Number: 96

Technical news
  • [Upload] - When you upload an image that is already online with another name you get a warning about it. It works by calculating the hash of the file and compares it with the already online files.
  • [Move] - sysops have now the option to rename all sub-pages in one move when moving the parent page.
  • [Global user groups] - a WMF-global user group can now be created that has a much or as little user rights as desired. Users can then be added to that group. Global user members then have the user rights assigned to that group on all wikis. Currently this function is only used to give stewards administrative rights on all wikis.
  • [Global sysops] - there is a proposal and a poll about the possibility of creating a "Global sysops user group".  That is creating users who are sysop on all wikis. The idea is to make it more easy to maintain the many small wikis. Users who would be "global sysop" would be only allowed to use there rights on small wiki where there is no local community or one that not yet take care of there own wiki.  The opposition against this idea does not like that "Global sysops" would also have the technical sysops rights on large wikis, like the English Wikipedia, despite it would not be allowed to use it.
  • [Restrict upload] - there is a proposal to restrict upload rights of new users on all wikis except commons to autoconfirmed users. That are users who have an account that it at least 5 days old. The idea is that this will prevent the upload of a lot of problems.
  • [Interwiki] - a proposal to introduce the Interlanguage Extension on Wikimedia projects to change the system of the language interwiki links.
Other news
Offtopic request for help
  • [Vote for Oscar!] - this is an experiment. This to see what, if any, the responds is. You are requested to vote for Oscar, a Belgian cat (you can see that because of the beer bottle) in a competition of Whiskas.
  1. go to the vote page (link below)
  2. enter your name ("Voornaam" and "Naam") and email.
  3. ignore the check box (check if you like to get Dutch catfood emails) and the lower input options
  4. click on the purple "Breng je stem uit" button.
  5. You get an email from "makeyourcatastar@whiskas.be" - click on the purple button "Ik bevestig mijn stem!" to confirm your vote
  6. done
Oscar says; "burp" (= thank you)

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." -- Bruce Graham

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1 comment:

  1. [ERATA] - the item "Restrict upload", section "Proposals", in Wikizine 96 was not correct. Restricting uploads to auto confirmed users only is not a proposal but is live on all wikis ... except those wikis who have requested to disable this function explicitly.


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