Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:04:55 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.
I reeeally don't see the point in this
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.