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Bug 13942 - Allow autoconfirmed users to semi-protect
Allow autoconfirmed users to semi-protect
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page protection (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-05-03 22:54 UTC by MZMcBride
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description MZMcBride 2008-05-03 22:54:32 UTC
It would be nice if it were possible to allow autoconfirmed users to semi-protect pages. I believe this would involve splitting the current 'protect' right into 'semi-protect' and 'full-protect'. Autoconfirmed users would then be given the 'semi-protect' right if desired, allowing them to block anonymous contributions, but not block all non-admins.
Comment 1 Aaron Schulz 2008-05-03 23:03:25 UTC
I reeeally don't see the point in this
Comment 2 Daniel Friesen 2008-05-04 01:29:51 UTC
Agreed, autoconfirmed users are not administrators, they should not have any control over the protection of pages.

This would just breed a brand new form of Vandalism and hostility. Users creating autoconfirmed accounts, and then running around a wiki autoprotecting pages so that anon users are not free to edit the site. Completely contrary to the point of open editing. Not to mention a user could vandalize an article, then semi-protect it so that random people who notice the vandalism can't revert it and need someone with an aged account to do it for them.

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