Last modified: 2007-04-24 02:49:29 UTC

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Bug 1443 - Protected pages should not include new image versions
Protected pages should not include new image versions
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-01-31 21:43 UTC by Andrew Bell (en:BesigedB)
Modified: 2007-04-24 02:49 UTC (History)
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Description Andrew Bell (en:BesigedB) 2005-01-31 21:43:32 UTC
This would be handy, for example, with templates such as the Featured Article
that get locked on publication, but in a wider sense too.

If a page is locked due to vandalism, and the vandals are persistant, they might
go on to overwrite some of the images on the page. It figures that since page
protection is there to provide static content that cann't be changed, that any
images also included on the page should be frozen too. In exceptional
circumstances images might be shared between multiple pages, but protections
usually don't last long and images are only very rarely overwritten.
Comment 1 River Tarnell 2005-01-31 21:46:24 UTC
Changing summary.  Auto-protecting all media would be a great inconvenience, especially 
on pages that aren't protected against vandalism.  A better solution may be to 
(optionally) show the old versions of media on protected pages even if a new version is 
uploaded, until the page is unprotected. 
Comment 2 Aaron Schulz 2007-04-24 02:49:29 UTC
Cascading protection blocks uploads/re-uploads.

Stable versions are inching alone as wel...

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