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Bug 9516 - Don't redirect after changing protection levels
Don't redirect after changing protection levels
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
1.11.x
All All
: Lowest minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-04-07 04:31 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Dan Jacobson 2007-04-07 04:31:46 UTC
May I recommend that when one unprotects a page, one not be just
summarily redirected to that page, but instead be shown a page that says
"you have successfully unprotected page xyz..."

Sure you say, "Just look in Recentchanges, or just look at the tabs at
the top of the page, Holmes!"

Well, yes, one does just look at the tabs at the top of the page. And
one just sees the word "unprotect" still sitting there, as if noting
happened, when of course what happened is the user just unprotected
half way, not fully, so the page is still semi-protected, so the
choice "unprotect" is still rightfully sitting there.

However, the user being of the more civil breed, does not toggle
protect/unprotect each day, so seeing that he is thrown back into
seeming the same page that he came from with no changes visible, he
feverishly hits the refresh button, purge=yes, and finally submits a
bug.

Indeed, Special:Import says one successfully imported pages x,y,z, and
asks for any more. Perhaps take a lesson from that.

I didn't test going between all the different protect levels, but I do
note the tab at the top of the page should probably be more accurately
called un/protect, but I will look the other way on that point.
Comment 1 Aaron Schulz 2008-09-11 06:55:51 UTC
This removes an extra page view and at some point we should have automatic protection tags (which would make changes more obvious).

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