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Bug 11240 - Allow anonymous users to create pages in non-talk, non-article namespaces.
Allow anonymous users to create pages in non-talk, non-article namespaces.
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-09-08 21:36 UTC by Gurch
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Gurch 2007-09-08 21:36:05 UTC
Anonymous users should be able to create pages in non-talk, non-article namespaces. That is, project, portal, category and so on (not MediaWiki, of course).

As far as I am aware, the sole reason for the introduction of the restriction on anonymous page creation was to limit the rate of creation of bad articles. This requires only the main namespace to be cordoned off  in this manner.

Why would anonymous users want to create non-article, non-talk pages? Well, nominating pages for deletion is bloody annoying, for a start. Have to create the nomination on the talk page and ask someone nicely if they'll move it, which only wastes their time. Ho hum.
Comment 1 Casey Brown 2007-09-09 02:27:59 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Anonymous users should be able to create pages in non-talk, non-article
> namespaces. That is, project, portal, category and so on (not MediaWiki, of
> course).
> As far as I am aware, the sole reason for the introduction of the restriction
> on anonymous page creation was to limit the rate of creation of bad articles.
> This requires only the main namespace to be cordoned off  in this manner.
> Why would anonymous users want to create non-article, non-talk pages? Well,
> nominating pages for deletion is bloody annoying, for a start. Have to create
> the nomination on the talk page and ask someone nicely if they'll move it,
> which only wastes their time. Ho hum.

Are you asking for the technical capability?  Or the application to a certain site?
Comment 2 Gurch 2007-09-09 20:23:54 UTC
If the technical capability isn't already available, both. If it is, application to any Wikimedia sites where it's currently the case.
Comment 3 Majorly 2007-09-09 20:26:05 UTC
Or Gurch, you *could* create an account to do it :)
Comment 4 Rob Church 2007-09-09 20:28:17 UTC
This would be perfectly doable with a simple Title::userCan() hook, which is probably the best solution for Wikimedia - there's no need to alter the security of existing wikis or introduce another raft of specialist permissions junk into the core configuration.
Comment 5 Gurch 2007-11-04 08:51:53 UTC
Changing to FIXED since it seems anonymous page creation in all namespaces is about to be temporarily re-enabled. Will re-open if that decision is later reversed.
Comment 6 Gurch 2007-11-13 23:47:21 UTC
Reopening since it seems anonymous page creation in all namespaces won't be re-enabled after all.
Comment 7 Casey Brown 2007-11-14 00:48:42 UTC
Doesn't this need community discussion?  Perhaps you can bring this up on WikiEN-l. http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikien-l
Comment 8 Gurch 2007-11-21 16:38:49 UTC
That'll be a WONTFIX, then.

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