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Bug 2737 - Page protection does not work correctly, users can edit protected pages
Page protection does not work correctly, users can edit protected pages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User preferences (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: High critical (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 2823 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-07-07 10:25 UTC by Rainer Bielefeld
Modified: 2005-07-12 18:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Rainer Bielefeld 2005-07-07 10:25:16 UTC
It seems that the Admin-functionality "Paeg Protection" does not work correctly.
I see again and again that IP-Userpages protected by me can be edited by normal
users without problem.

I protected 22:30, 4. Jul 2005, but it was possible  22:41, 6. Jul 2005, to edit
page for an IP user.

Pls also see []

When I click "edit page", that will work without any problem, Ther wil be no
message like "This page is write protected and can only be edited by Admins),
even in my Admin-Functions I can only see "Schutz aufheben" (= remove
protection), what seems to say that that page is still protected as per
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-07-07 10:28:00 UTC
Is this because you checked the "protect this page only against moves" box?

Can you confirm that you have *not* checked this box?
Comment 2 Rainer Bielefeld 2005-07-07 10:30:46 UTC
I am rather sure that I did not check that box.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2005-07-07 10:39:09 UTC
I just did a protection as a test, and it seems to work fine. As non-logged-in in another 
browser I can't edit the page and am presented with the view source display.

Here's the record for the page you cited above:

          page_id: 780946
   page_namespace: 2
page_restrictions: move=sysop
     page_counter: 0
 page_is_redirect: 0
      page_is_new: 1
      page_random: 0.521755728972
     page_touched: 20050703090641
      page_latest: 7396026
         page_len: 32

It's marked as protected against moves only. I'm _pretty sure_ that this is just a matter of 
people being used to checking a confirmation checkbox that is no longer present, and now 
checking the 'protect against moves only' box instead.

I'll see about redesigning the form; it's pretty cruddy the way it is.

For now, can you try unprotecting the page and reprotecting it, carefully watching the 
procedure you follow?
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2005-07-07 10:54:07 UTC
It really sounds feasible that I checked the box mechanically without percipience.

I made some further tests and was not able to reproduce any misfunction I will
watch that and reopen this bug, if I see that the problem really exists, but
currently I believe you should close it (or make it "enhancement").
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2005-07-07 15:37:21 UTC
Closing due to Additional Comment #4 From Rainer Bielefeld

Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2005-07-12 18:13:15 UTC
*** Bug 2823 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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