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Bug 6177 - [Usability] "edit" button for protected pages
[Usability] "edit" button for protected pages
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-06-03 02:12 UTC by SJ
Modified: 2006-06-03 03:04 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description SJ 2006-06-03 02:12:06 UTC
Keep the "edit" button for protected pages.  Add a little icon in that tab if needed, to denote the protected nature.  Offer a message on editing, varying by protection type, explaining briefly why the protection, and where to post edits and suggestions (the talk page), with a link to a longer explanation of who can edit where, how to request unprotection, how to ask for help, &c.  

* Extra 'protected' message in tab
*- Potential extra icon
* Extra Wikimedia message on editing
Comment 1 SJ 2006-06-03 02:19:57 UTC
NB: If you want to show users a "show source" tab, it should always be there in every interface, whether or not the user can edit the page; anything else is confusing.

The 'edit' button should not say 'view source' -- the interface should clarify that one is seeing the source for cut-and-paste -- and not for editing -- only when the user views the edit page, in the context of its clarification about protection policy and implications. 

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