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Bug 6178 - Provide system message when editing the talk page of a protected page
Provide system message when editing the talk page of a protected page
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-06-03 02:14 UTC by SJ
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description SJ 2006-06-03 02:14:20 UTC
Update the "this page is protected from editing" message one gets when viewing the source of a protected page.  make it friendlier, again linking to where one *can* suggest changes and explaining this in postive rather than negative terms.  Add a separate "this is the talk page of a protected page" message for the talk pages of protected pages, noting that discussions can continue to take place there.  Add yet another message for talk pages that are themselves protected.

* Updated Mediawiki message
* 2 new Mediawiki messages (
*- one for talk pages of protected pages
*- one for talk pages that are protected... linking ideally to some other suitable [generic] place to comment.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-06-03 03:05:48 UTC
Edit as appropriate for your wiki's community.
Comment 2 SJ 2006-06-19 04:21:34 UTC
NB: This bug suggests 2 new MediaWiki messages -- messages which don't currently
exist and so cannot be edited as appropriate for the local community -- and a
change to the default of 1 existing message.
Comment 3 Aaron Schulz 2007-04-24 02:59:16 UTC
*sigh*, this is just another db query, and if it has to check cascading
protection then its even worse off (we don't even want to do that on a page on
view). And if we do this for talk pages (cascading too), then we have to for the
page itself so as not to be inconsistant.

I am leaning towards wontfix on this one.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2007-04-26 18:34:40 UTC
Doesn't seem particularly necessary.

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