Last modified: 2011-04-14 15:10:22 UTC

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Bug 21613 - Add block and protection expiries to the watchlist
Add block and protection expiries to the watchlist
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Watchlist (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2009-11-23 18:56 UTC by Mike.lifeguard
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:10 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mike.lifeguard 2009-11-23 18:56:38 UTC
It would be useful to have the expiry of protection and blocks appear in the watchlist. While it doesn't make sense to include this in the log (since it is not an explicit unblock/unprotect action), it does make sense to include it in the watchlist since it shows data restricted by time and user-selected by page (which is equivalent to user here).

It would be useful to do so for administrators to know when blocks or page protections they've placed have expired (to watch for further disruption, for example), or for users interested in contributing to a page to know when protection has expired and they can edit without relying on external timers (which wouldn't be reset if the expiry were changed) or periodically checking. Other use cases are likely to crop up with additional thought, or once this is implemented.

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