- See history of that page. Superprotect was used there for technical reasons: editing would have caused the software to crash. After the bug was fixed, superprotect has been removed from the page. Romaine (talk) 23:19, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
- @Romaine: Two questions:
- Would any other form of protection have served the same purpose? (NB: "…There was no edits since July 2014 (because it was not possible to edit Q183 at all).…" vlsergey on Phabricator.)
- Is there any public log of every super protect use?
- From appearances, the use of super protected may have been both useless and knee-jerk in this case. Which, as I understand it, is exactly the reason some oppose it. - Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 14:54, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
- @Romaine: Two questions:
How to cover removal
The removal of Superprotect, in spite of being acknowledged as significant, has been done (thus far) in a piecemeal way. There has been no blog post, no press release; instead, several messages from several different people, using varied language:
- Email from Engineering Community Manager Quim Gil (to the Wikitech-L list, the Wikimedia-L list, and perhaps others)
- Email from Executive Director Lila Tretikov
- Verbal comments from L. Tretikov at the Metrics & Activities Meeting
- Email from Trustee Dariusz Jemielniak
These messages all emphasize different points. What's the best way to cover them here? Should we link to all of them? If so, should this page have a whole separate section on the removal?
I think the main issue is that somebody without any background, but knowing this was a significant event in Wikimedia history, should be well served by a page like this. What's the right balance between glossing over important details, and drowning out the broad themes with too many details and links? -Pete F (talk) 19:04, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
- At this point I would suggest a separate section, and a complete list of links to relevant resources. The actual text of the section, in my opinion, should be relatively brief and stick to the simplest over-view.
- The reason for such simplicity (yet over-abundance of source linkages) is that at this time we cannot reasonably grasp the historic significance of the event. It must be left to future writers to gauge what the results of the Superprotect period might be. - Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 05:44, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
New PhD dissertation
- Unfortunate that the authors do not appear to have researched the issue very closely. The statement idea that the WMF was asked to "give in to the vocal and productive community members’ concerns" is rather irritating, considering that the letter recommended a very different approach to decision-making: "When new software substantially changes the way that our work and the work of our colleagues is presented to the world, it should be deployed only where there is broad agreement that it advances our vision and our strategic goals." -Pete Forsyth (talk) 17:49, 27 August 2020 (UTC)