I was wondering if you had any information on when we will be able to edit MediaWiki pages again. I know things have been locked down for security measures but I also know that in the last update it was said "We have begun to ease these restrictions by opening editing of the MediaWiki namespace back to admins on the communities that use those pages the most.".
I'm asking because here we update MediaWiki pages like this and this a couple times a week to keep the calculators up-to-date. Due to not having access to these we have had to keep an off site calculator for up-to-date info. This off site calculator is run by someone who is not really active here anymore so it's a bit of a burden on them.
So again, any info on or help getting these MediaWiki pages unlocked would be greatly appreciated.
See if you can edit it now ;) We're being extremely careful at this stage with what sites and what individuals MW editing is being opened up to, as you can probably understand. You should have the appropriate permissions to edit it now - but if it's something that absolutely every admin needs, please let me know and I can pass that request to the powers that be.
Thanks you so much! I understand the precautions that are being taken and I very much appreciate being given the ability to edit these pages again. It is not currently something every admin needs the ability to do so this will work for now.
Sorry to bother you again about this but I can no longer edit MediaWiki pages. I haven't edited them in a few days due to being extremely busy so when I went to update them today I was surprised to see I'm locked out just like last time.
I looked around Community Central and did not see any info about a new lockout. Do you know why I am no longer able to edit these pages?
Evidently, due to the recent attack, that right has been removed. There are two options, however:
Move the MediaWiki pages into .js pages. I can enable code review on this site. The downside is that any changes made to the .js pages will have to wait for a code review before they go through, which could become a headache.
I've been told that there is a way to streamline what you have to remove the need for MediaWiki altogether, part of which involves moving things to their individual pages and using DPL. This would bypass any need for the code review, making things easier (and more data-efficient) in the long run. The downside is the upfront effort to convert it all. That being said, if you go through Special:Contact, we may be able to get someone to assist with it.
Well, this is a problem. Considering this MediaWiki data gets updated at least twice a week I can see why code review would be a headache.... However, I did not create the code used here and have no clue (and I mean NO CLUE, inept) how to convert it, so having someone to "assist" isn't really going to help me. I'm also way to busy to devote a ton of time trying to figure out what to do (and probably failing) to even attempt it. This is just a mess......