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Bug 12908 - Option to protect all subpages and talk pages when protecting the page
Option to protect all subpages and talk pages when protecting the page
Status: REOPENED
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low normal with 5 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on: 15071
Blocks:
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Reported: 2008-02-04 11:39 UTC by Mohamed Magdy
Modified: 2014-11-17 10:34 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Description Mohamed Magdy 2008-02-04 11:39:04 UTC
Hello

When you protect a page, Its sub-pages should be protected too, If they exist.

Example problem:
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.

http://tinyurl.com/22uoxh
Comment 1 Danny B. 2008-02-04 11:45:33 UTC
This should be optionally not automatically -> changing the summary to describe this issue more properly.
Comment 2 Andrew Garrett 2008-02-04 11:47:09 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Danny B. 2008-02-04 11:57:46 UTC
Reopening, since the comment #2 was apparently based on original request. However I changed it to _optional_ protecting.
Comment 4 Mohamed Magdy 2008-02-04 12:04:59 UTC
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.
Comment 5 Huji 2008-02-04 18:12:03 UTC
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).
Comment 6 Danny B. 2008-02-04 18:17:30 UTC
(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.
Comment 7 Jamie Hari 2008-03-24 14:33:34 UTC
(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.
> 

See also:

Bug 9626 - Moving pages should optionally move their subpages as well
Bug 13491 - Option to delete all subpages when deleting a page
Comment 8 Mike.lifeguard 2008-10-24 23:13:56 UTC
talk pages too - just like the shiny new move-subpages
Comment 9 Mike.lifeguard 2008-11-25 03:46:52 UTC
(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.
Comment 10 p858snake 2010-07-05 11:22:06 UTC
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.
Comment 11 Liangent 2010-07-05 11:24:54 UTC
What's 15071 ... bug 15071 ?
Comment 12 Mike.lifeguard 2010-07-05 13:42:49 UTC
(In reply to comment #11)
> What's 15071 ... bug 15071 ?

Yes.
Comment 13 Mark A. Hershberger 2013-11-08 19:20:06 UTC
Just saw another request for this: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Thread:Project:Support_desk/Protect_page_and_subpage

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