Last modified: 2014-11-17 10:34:59 UTC
When you protect a page, Its sub-pages should be protected too, If they exist.
We have that template on arwiki which have many sub-pages, that template is displayed on the main page, it should be semi-protected. It is possible to do so manually, but it would be a tedious job.
This should be optionally not automatically -> changing the summary to describe this issue more properly.
I am unconvinced that this is at all necessary or desirable. I can think of
many examples of pages on wikis which should be protected, but their subpages
should not (think user-pages and user subpages).
It is my opinion that this would be a nuisance, more so than it would be useful
for your particular situation.
Marking as WONTFIX.
Reopening, since the comment #2 was apparently based on original request. However I changed it to _optional_ protecting.
exactly, i didn't think it would be understood to be obligatory but rather like a check box to protect the sub-pages. thanks danny for correcting it.
This reminds me of a similar bug which requested moving all subpages of a moved page. As discussed there, this can put the server on a high load if a page has many subpages. Perhaps both requests can be fullfilled if a solution could be proposed which is based on a background process (much like RenameUser).
(In reply to comment #5)
> This reminds me of a similar bug which requested moving all subpages of a moved
That's bug 9626.
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #5)
> > This reminds me of a similar bug which requested moving all subpages of a moved
> > page.
> That's bug 9626.
Bug 9626 - Moving pages should optionally move their subpages as well
Bug 13491 - Option to delete all subpages when deleting a page
talk pages too - just like the shiny new move-subpages
(In reply to comment #2)
> It is my opinion that this would be a nuisance, more so than it would be useful
> for your particular situation.
Certainly not the case for Wikibooks projects. Please think outside the <s>box</s> Wikipedia.
Perhaps as a extension that hooks into 15071 to get the groups/chain of pages that should be protected if its ever completed and have it offer a "cascading" protection over them.
What's 15071 ... bug 15071 ?
(In reply to comment #11)
> What's 15071 ... bug 15071 ?
Just saw another request for this: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Thread:Project:Support_desk/Protect_page_and_subpage