Meta talk:WMF Office IT

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Why?[edit]

Do we really need this? Another group for the most mundane and minimal of tasks. I see a lot of new user groups added recently, this one really seems like it can be handled by any other group with more access. Is the sole reason for this group is to create and close staff accounts? and its only designed to be used by 2 people? I'm not sure if I'm missing something, staff accounts have been created and blocked for almost a decade with no problem by either anyone else on staff creating an account (like before, without this group), asking a steward or using the actual staff accounts or asking an admin or scrambling the password for the user's email, etc. etc.. This just seems like the wrong way to go about, adding an entire user group just so old staff accounts are closed and new ones are created - both are easy enough tasks. The last 100 or so ex-staff member accounts were blocked or created by different people depending on who was available, establishing this now and assigning to staff who will eventually leave themselves, just seems........messy and confusing. Also, an alternative less messy way might be creating a "WMF office IT" account with one of the previous user groups, and limiting access to whoever is put in charge of these things on staff, so when they leave someone else uses the same account and it looks the same and consistent. I have been inactive for a while so I don't know if I'm missing something new, please feel free to correct me if I'm overlooking something. Theo10011 (talk) 17:55, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

No reply for almost an year. Seems to be you at least read and enacted on some thing with the "WMF office IT" and "WMF support and safety" accounts. You are welcome I guess. Theo10011 (talk) 16:26, 28 June 2016 (UTC)