[Tagging] RFC: remove alphanumeric code visible in infoboxes at OSM Wiki linking to Wikidata

Minh Nguyen minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us
Wed Jan 20 09:14:47 UTC 2021

Vào lúc 17:40 2021-01-19, 80hnhtv4agou--- via Tagging đã viết:
> i may be missing something but Pigsonthewing is a Wiki:Administrators
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Wiki:Administrators 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Wiki:Administrators>
> Like other systems, this wiki has a user role 
> or*administrators*or*sysops*. These people can block users, 'delete' 
> pages, 'protect' pages and a few other special wiki operations. They 
> mainly act as janitors or operators, hence the name*sys*tem*op*erators 
> within this wiki.

Andy's administrator flag isn't particularly germane to this discussion, 
since the template in question allows edits by non-administrators. I did 
just limit edits to autoconfirmed users, because it's risky to allow 
brand-new accounts to edit a complicated, widely used template. This 
semiprotected status is only intended to ward off casual vandals, since 
an account can become autoconfirmed after making a small number of edits 
or allowing a few days to pass.

That said, any change to this template forces the wiki to update 19,491 
pages and counting, potentially affecting performance, so we should all 
be careful to discuss major or potentially controversial changes 
beforehand and ideally prototype them in the template's /sandbox. This 
goes for administrators just as much as anyone else.

minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us

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