Last modified: 2011-04-14 15:12:58 UTC
In the case of a protection where the highest protection level is "autoconfirmed", the verb that appears in the log and in the pseudo-edit-summary in the article history should be "semi-protected". The current behavior has caused some media confusion recently.
Meh, *everything* causes media confusion
I was just mentioning that since it was what prompted me to file this; more clarity is always a good thing, and you have to admit "[edit=autoconfirmed:move=autoconfirmed]" is a pretty obscure code for someone not already intimately familiar with the jargon.
Then maybe the "media" can take the two minutes to ask someone what those mean. Of course ... they won't.
Anyway, this would require a message for every combination of edit/move settings (which can also be custom configured).
Also for create settings... but for simple cases you could just have it be based on the max of any protection setting specified.
[edit needs account;move needs sysop;ends 02:11, 28 March 2008 UTC]
There you go.
Granted that the error message will have to say, "Accounts created very recently, within the last few days, may not be able to edit semi-protected pages until the account has been used for a short time."
But we can clarify the difference between "needs account" and "needs autoconfirm" in the error message shown to editors. Most people using the protect logs will understand that "needs account" really means ".. and a few days since creation".
(Or if precision's needed amend to "needs active account" instead.)