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Bug 6179 - Provide more detailed information in the protected page notice
Provide more detailed information in the protected page notice
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-06-03 02:16 UTC by SJ
Modified: 2013-06-18 16:16 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description SJ 2006-06-03 02:16:38 UTC
Make it more clear than it is now who applied protection when, and what their protection-summary was.  pull this information into the notices listed in bugs 6176,6177,6178.  Indicate this information on the discussion page, and on the edit page when a user tries to edit.

"User:JoeR protected this page on <date> with [no comment|the comment <edit summary>].  
[This was the first time the page has been protected|Previous protections of the page: <prot log list>]"
Comment 2 SJ 2006-06-03 02:18:12 UTC
Feh.  The meaning gets through...
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-06-08 12:45:31 UTC
Making this a more generic request; parameters can be added to the various
"warning, page is protected" messages to achieve this.
Comment 4 Rob Church 2007-06-23 22:13:50 UTC
*** Bug 10347 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Tisza Gergő 2007-09-15 10:20:59 UTC
Adding username, reason and duration parameters to MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext would be a good start.
Comment 6 Andrew Garrett 2007-09-15 10:35:42 UTC
It's fairly difficult to do this at present - as the applying user and reason are stored in the logging table, rather than in the page_restrictions table. Duration could be done, perhaps, but it seems a little odd to include it and not anything else - it would make more sense to link users to the protection log.
Comment 7 ChemicalBit 2007-09-15 18:03:28 UTC
> Adding username, reason and duration parameters 

Furthermore, if point out the reason may be usefull, I can't see why topoint out the username (do you mean the username of the user who has protected the page, don't you?)

Pointing out duration parameter, may come out to be a double-edged weapon. ("Make you ready! On day  yyyy-mm-dd you too can join the the edit-war that now is -alas- blocked") 

Comment 8 SJ 2007-10-11 09:14:11 UTC
Listing protection duration would be a great start.  A link to the protection log would be a good addition.  The duration matters because otherwise most visitors will assume all protection is forever -- when this is explicitly not the point of almost any protection.
Comment 9 oysterguitarist 2008-03-02 02:43:14 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
Instead of a link to the protection log , you could add the protection log summaries on the page itself.
Comment 10 Aaron Schulz 2008-09-05 22:47:00 UTC
Fixed in r40509
Comment 11 Church of emacs 2008-09-20 07:40:27 UTC
This only works when the user has the necessary permissions to edit the page, right? It'd be nice to also include the log, when the user is not allowed to edit the page, for example when a non-sysop tries to edit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main page?action=edit
Comment 12 Brion Vibber 2008-10-19 23:55:03 UTC
Reverted for now in r42235.

The last log entry a) may not be very clear and b) contains a lot of technical crap that clutters the UI.
Comment 13 Nemo 2012-11-03 09:44:06 UTC
Fixed ages ago.

(In reply to comment #11)
> This only works when the user has the necessary permissions to edit the page,
> right? It'd be nice to also include the log, when the user is not allowed to
> edit the page, for example when a non-sysop tries to edit
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main page?action=edit

This still applies, though.

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