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New user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS[edit]

I'm offended by the misrepresentation of this as a security measure. --Pi zero (talk) 14:19, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
Maybe we need to add all our sysops to Special:ListUsers/interface-admin, Pi zero. --Gryllida (chat) 05:35, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
@Gryllida: I added myself to the group some time ago, on the grounds that the Foundation was otherwise removing a privilege from me that the community had given to me as part of adminship and the community had not voted to remove. Over on Wikibooks, we had a discussion and agreed, explicitly, that any admin in good standing who requests the interface priv is to be given it. That way, admins who don't want the priv aren't on the list, which theoretically reduces the attack surface.

Say the word and I'll give you the interface admin priv. --Pi zero (talk) 11:16, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Btw, an interesting development: your edit showed up for me as two separate notifications, one for the ping in the content of the edit, and another for the ping in the edit summary. --Pi zero (talk) 11:23, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-34[edit]

16:46, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Does the last line affect gadgets here? Gryllida (chat) 02:33, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Editing of sitewide CSS/JS is only possible for interface administrators from now[edit]

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Hi all,

as announced previously, permission handling for CSS/JS pages has changed: only members of the interface-admin (Interface administrators) group, and a few highly privileged global groups such as stewards, can edit CSS/JS pages that they do not own (that is, any page ending with .css or .js that is either in the MediaWiki: namespace or is another user's user subpage). This is done to improve the security of readers and editors of Wikimedia projects. More information is available at Creation of separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS. If you encounter any unexpected problems, please contact me or file a bug.

Thanks!
Tgr (talk) 12:39, 27 August 2018 (UTC) (via global message delivery)

Tech News: 2018-35[edit]

16:15, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-36[edit]

16:47, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October[edit]

13:33, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-37[edit]

22:35, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-38[edit]

21:58, 17 September 2018 (UTC)