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Bug 10798 - Remove MediaWiki namespace as an option in Special:Protectedpages
Remove MediaWiki namespace as an option in Special:Protectedpages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-08-04 09:22 UTC by Meno25
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Meno25 2007-08-04 09:22:54 UTC
Pages and subpages in the MediaWiki namespace are fully protected by default and admins can't change the protection level, so, please remove the MediaWiki namespace as an option in the namespace dropdown menu in [[Special:Protectedpages]]. It is meaningless.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-08-04 12:20:56 UTC
Fixed in r24574.
Comment 2 Rémi Kaupp 2007-08-07 12:32:52 UTC
The namespace "MediaWiki_talk" has been excluded from the namespace selector as well, but as far as I know these pages can be protected/unprotected like any page. Shouldn't they be available in the namespace selector?
Comment 3 Platonides 2007-08-07 12:59:26 UTC
Yes, skipping MediaWiki_talk is wrong.

Instead of passing a list of namespace to skip, imho there should be some is_namespace_protectable() (similar to title.php:isNamespaceProtected()), to be used in SpecialProtectedpages.php (make the fourth evil parameter a function pointer?), skintemplate.php:buildContentActionUrls(), OutputPage.php:readOnlyPage()?, protectionform.php:show()...
Comment 4 Rob Church 2007-08-08 01:00:11 UTC
Fixed in r24667.
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2007-08-08 17:37:44 UTC
This whole thing seems like a really bad idea, and I recommend reverting it.

It's perfectly possible to add additional protection onto a MediaWiki: namespace page, for instance a higher-than-'editinterface' level or some cascading protection.
Comment 6 Rob Church 2007-08-08 17:47:29 UTC
Reverted the lot in r24680.

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