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mediawiki/extensions.git submodules additions/removals

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MarcoAurelio (talkcontribs)

Can we continue to self-merge this kind of changes? Given that mediawiki/extensions.git changes mostly involve adding or removing submodules to track newly added or archived extensions, can I consider this, in light of this new policy, that this qualifies as trivial to self-merge? (exception for the python and shell files which do indeed require review and I wouldn't self-merge). It looks (and thus why I've been doing that) that most patches are self-merged there when it's just adding or removing a submodule as it's purely routine. Thanks.

Edit: other cases I need to self-merge is to when I am creating a new Gerrit repo or adjusting its permissions.

Tim Starling (WMF) (talkcontribs)

If you're doing it already and nobody cares, it's probably fine. The section on self merging is merely descriptive of the current situation. It has plenty of wiggle room to allow things that are happening already.

I also want to emphasize that we're not going to suddenly revoke +2 access of a valued contributor for violating some narrowly interpreted clause in the policy. I can't speak for all situations or all committee members, but if someone complains that you shouldn't be doing a particular variety of self merges, the obvious outcome of that is to ask you to stop doing it.

The policy defines an escalation path for complaints which allows them to be handled with common sense and without needless public humiliation.

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