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Bug 13187 - Error message on double-protected MediaWiki namespace pages
Error message on double-protected MediaWiki namespace pages
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-02-28 20:46 UTC by MZMcBride
Modified: 2009-12-12 15:49 UTC (History)
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Description MZMcBride 2008-02-28 20:46:30 UTC
When trying to edit a MediaWiki: page logged out on, it displays [[MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext]], which would indicate that the page had been protected manually by an administrator. However, these pages have not been protected manually. Other Wikimedia wikis don't act similarly, suggesting that this is simply a configuration quirk from years past.

Can this line be removed?
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-02-29 00:31:42 UTC
If the page has been protected itself (as is likely for any message page that exists and has existed for a long time), then you should indeed see that message as well as the system message message.

Something seems to have broken though in that the protection action is forbidden on these messages. Bleh.
Comment 2 AlexSm 2008-12-04 18:13:08 UTC
At this point other Wikipedia wikis exibit the same behavior, e.g. see

Another symptom is the "sysop" protection in the HTML source:
 var wgRestrictionEdit = ["sysop"];
 var wgRestrictionMove = ["sysop"];

Note that some pages are still fine (no "page has been locked" message):
Comment 3 Roan Kattouw 2009-12-12 15:49:53 UTC
I queried the enwiki and ruwiki databases for protected pages in the MediaWiki namespace, but found none.

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