Talk:Global sysops

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Question[edit]

Can global sysops edit interface pages with CSS and JS in GS-wikis? Thingofme (talk) 08:27, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Thingofme: Yes, they can as they have the editsitejs, editsitecss, edituserjs and editusercss rights. Majavah (talk!) 08:32, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I think in 2018 local sysops can't edit sitewide CSS and JS, but I think global sysops should not be granted this right for security problems. Thingofme (talk) 08:35, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Thingofme: there are only 23 GS's and they must be approved after a minimum two week review and stay active to keep access. Intadmin to their wikiset was carefully considered previously before this was added. It was deemed to be more appropriate than collecting that access on each local project, while gaining full global-interface-editor access would be excessive. Should any GS misuse their access, they may be swiftly sanctioned by reporting to the stewards or by failing a vote of confidence here. — xaosflux Talk 19:39, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
And also GS is required to use 2FA whereas administrators are not. --Rschen7754 19:42, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, and 2FA was added precisely for this reason! Personally I don't see where the security problems are, especially in wikis without sysop the IA rights can be useful, even for routine maintenance activities. Honestly, all the GS flags are used carefully and only when necessary, always without altering the local community consensus, so personally I don't see any problems. P.S. I thought the same way when I was not a GS :) Superpes15 (talk) 20:19, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]