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Proposal: give the right to hide flow posts only to autoconfirmed

Bawolff (talkcontribs)

every now and then anons are inappropriately hiding flow posts. I'm not even sure its malicious I think they just think the button means mark as read. anyways, can we restrict the right to autoconfirm?

Masumrezarock100 (talkcontribs)

Support - It doesn't make sense to me that we restrict "Edit Structured Discussions posts by other users (flow-edit-post)" right to autoconfirmed users while giving access to "flow-hide" right to all users. I mean I have seen a number of IPs vandalising by hiding posts.

DannyS712 (talkcontribs)


DSquirrelGM (talkcontribs)

I've noticed that a number of times recently as well - not sure it needs to necessarily be autoconfirmed, just logged in.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Strong support. Hidden topics can't be noticed unless you actually follow them in your watchlist, and the hide action is not notified in Echo, it only appears when visiting the watchlist, which is annoying.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

For context, originally hiding posts was only available to sysops (I think), and people complained that "normal users can blank talk pages!" and so rights were altered.

Masumrezarock100 (talkcontribs)

Doesn't the same logic applies for flow-edit-post right?

Bawolff (talkcontribs)

sounds fine to me, although i'll note that this seems like it has been less of a problem in practise.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Yes, that too. Happy to implement the consensus request, once it settles down. Thoughts?

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