User talk:Teratornis

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Hello Teratornis, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing!

--Slade 02:16, 20 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]

English is my native and only fluent natural language, so I deleted the other translations of the above greeting. The translations did look interesting, however. Teratornis 01:33, 24 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]

NamespacePermissions Extension question[edit]


I saw that you contributed on NamespacePermissions Extension and you seem to make it work. Could you help me to make it work for me, please?

All I wanted is:

  1. Disable any anonymous access altogether
  2. "Logged in" users have "READONLY" access and even can't use Talk pages.
  3. Create bunch of custom namespaces (e.g. MyNS1, MyNS2, etc.)
  4. Use NameSpacePermission Extension to make it automatically create groups
    • (nsMyNS1RW, nsMyNS1RO, nsMyNS2RW, nsMyNS2RO, etc.)
  5. As soon as I add a user into one of the groups (e.g. Add user1 to nsMyNS1RW), I expect that user1 can create/Manage any article start with "MyNS1:"
    • (e.g. MyNS1:Test Page, MyNS1:The Page can be only accessible by the users in nsMyNS1RW or nsMyNS1RO group)
  1. I simply placed NamespacePermissions.php under .\extensions folder.
  2. Updated the localsettings as following:
// Create Custom Namespaces 
$wgExtraNamespaces[1001] = "MyNS1";
$wgExtraNamespaces[1002] = "MyNS1_Talk";
$wgExtraNamespaces[2001] = "MyNS2";
$wgExtraNamespaces[2002] = "MyNS2_Talk";

// Overriding Implicit group for all visitors
$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['createaccount']   = false; //prevents new registrations from anonymous users
//$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['read']            = false; // Optional depending on the security requirement
$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['edit']            = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['createpage']      = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['createtalk']      = false;

// Double overriding on Commandline mode
if ($wgCommandLineMode) {
        $wgGroupPermissions['*']['read'] = true;

# Pages anonymous (not-logged-in) users may see
$wgWhitelistRead = array( "Main Page", "Special:Userlogin", "-", "MediaWiki:Monobook.css", "*Support*" );

$wgDisableAnonTalk = true; # no discussion pages for anonyous users

// Overriding Implicit group for all logged-in accounts READONLY.
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['move']            = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['read']            = true; // <-- 
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['edit']            = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['createpage']      = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['createtalk']      = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['upload']          = true; 
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['reupload']        = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['reupload-shared'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['minoredit']       = false;

// The following need to be defined after $wgExtraNamespaces
require_once( "extensions/NamespacePermissions.php" ); 

With these settings, somehow user1 is simply treated as just "user" and have readonly for everything including MyNS1 even though user1 is on nsMyNS1RW group.

Can you tell me what is wrong with this?

Thanks in advance.

Ypae 04:18, 7 February 2007 (UTC)[reply]

I replied on User talk:Ypae. --Teratornis 00:35, 8 February 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the reply. It was just typo when I try to generalize the question. Even though it was correct, still doesn't work. Is there any other suggestion from you to address the issue, please?


Ypae 00:53, 9 February 2007 (UTC)[reply]

I replied on User talk:Ypae. --Teratornis 17:41, 9 February 2007 (UTC)[reply]
I am taking GroupWikiBase avenue right now and try to combine LDAP Extension to automate group membership. Thanks for your good advice.

Ypae 18:48, 9 February 2007 (UTC)[reply]


Hi Teratornis, I'd like to send you a kind caution about your engagement on the IdeaLab pages for the Inspire Campaign. I understand that you do not support this campaign, or the goal of increasing participation of women, or WMF providing funds to do so. That is totally fine to have your strong stance.

I want to clarify a misconception that you have: Inspire Grants are not "quotas" that require more women; nor are they "affirmative action" that somehow relaxes our policies to permit women to edit. What it does, instead, is offer people with ideas funding to support experimental projects that will create a more inviting and hospitable editing environment for more people than we currently have.

If you don't like that idea, again, that's fine. However it is not ok to go around repeating the falsehood that this campaign is in anyway forcing women to edit or corrupting Wikipedia's standards to facilitate more women editing.

If you do want to share thoughts 'against' this campaign, there is a place for you to do that:

Grants talk:IdeaLab/Inspire/Meta

I'd also like you to review the Friendly Space Expectations for IdeaLab and the Inspire Campaign, because they might be slightly different than what you've encountered in other wiki environments.


Finally, I want to invite you to participate in a positive way by helping support the proposals that might have the greatest impact. Or, if you just hate this whole thing, then I'd encourage you to just leave others to their work. Gender diversity is not everyone's goal; however, there is something important about respecting that it is some people's goal, and it's quite ok for different groups to simultaneously pursue different goals in relative peace.

Best, Keilana|Parlez ici 01:20, 10 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

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