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Bug 13994 - Flagged page cannot be moved by non-sighters (tab is missing)
Flagged page cannot be moved by non-sighters (tab is missing)
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
FlaggedRevs (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal major with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: shell
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-05-06 19:15 UTC by Melancholie
Modified: 2008-05-17 19:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Melancholie 2008-05-06 19:15:53 UTC
The "move" tab is missing on flagged pages for users that do not have a sighter status!

Comment 1 Aaron Schulz 2008-05-06 22:00:04 UTC
This is to prevent title vandalism.
Comment 2 Adrian Lang 2008-05-15 21:13:29 UTC
This is obviously a bug, since it practically changes move permission from autoconfirmed to two-month-accounts when every page is flagged. a discussion took place at
Comment 3 Aaron Schulz 2008-05-16 01:00:06 UTC
No, that would not be called a bug, since it is entirely deliberate. Of course, it can be tweaked if desired.
Comment 4 Christoph Müller 2008-05-16 08:39:16 UTC
The biggest Problem is that it provokes copy'n'paste-movements done by newbes which violates our license - title vandalism is not so common. Why not just unwatch the article after moving? (With autoreview if you are a reviewer).
Comment 5 Gnu1742 2008-05-16 09:19:58 UTC
I think that the german Wikipedia was chosen for a test of the flaggedrev feature, because it is one of the biggest WPs around and also has a lot of contributors. Thus we have a lot of observing eyes which can handle this issue better than any technical solution. Title vandalism is not really a problem on de-wp, but this feature annoys a lot of users. Probably it is helpful on smaller wikimedia projects, but it should be deactivated on projects with a working community above a certain size. Wikipedia grew big by the skills and effort of individual people, so we should still rely on them in future.
Comment 6 Aaron Schulz 2008-05-16 17:36:34 UTC
For know, sysadmin can set $wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['movestable'] = true; to lift the restriction.
Comment 7 Aaron Schulz 2008-05-16 17:45:23 UTC
/for know/for now ;)
Comment 8 Adrian Lang 2008-05-17 19:39:24 UTC
Thank you very much! I requested a config change in bug 14166.

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