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Home wiki

Summary by SamB

Q: Why not put global css/js on the user's home wiki?

A: Which wiki is considered a user's "home" wiki is essentially random, cannot be changed by the user, and could be someplace with much laxer requirements for becoming an administrator than, like

Edokter (talkcontribs)

Would it not make a lot more sense to load a users' global scripts from its home wiki, as designated in Special:CentralAuth? I am rarely on meta, so requiring users to store their global code there seems overly complicated.

Jack Phoenix (talkcontribs)

Nope. Or at least this is something I wouldn't be able to see as an improvement until CentralAuth has a way to set your home wiki. is my home wiki in terms of edits and user rights and overall activity, but CA thinks my home wiki is, where I have a whopping nine (!) edits and some user rights. So no, I wouldn't want to have my global CSS & JS stored on; Meta in the context of WMF wikis makes total sense to me as it's a central place for coordination.

Legoktm (talkcontribs)

Yes, what Jack said. CentralAuth has some unreliable criteria with which it picks a home wiki, and it's really only used to figure out who wins the account. Also, from a security perspective it is much safer to only allow meta admins to edit your global scripts, as opposed to any testwiki admin :/.

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