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Bug 4820 - Put sandbox information to system message
Put sandbox information to system message
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!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-02-01 06:12 UTC by Borgx
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Borgx 2006-02-01 06:12:31 UTC
People currently using template to put some usefull information for newbies in
wikipedia's sandbox. But user can unintentionally remove the info since the
sandbox is for experiments.

Could you perhaps make a system message that contain information to be put in
sandbox, so the information will be displayed at sandbox but noneditable by users.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-02-01 07:17:40 UTC
And the various bots which run to replace this information and clear out the
other rubbish, at least on the larger wikis, are no good because...?
Comment 2 Borgx 2006-02-01 07:28:40 UTC
Okay, sandbot is fine. But this sandbot is not generally available to all wikis.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-02-01 07:33:20 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Okay, sandbot is fine. But this sandbot is not generally available to all wikis.

I'd imagine Jason (AllyUnion, the user who runs the things) would be more than
happy to provide it to other wikis. If not directly, I'm sure the source code is
available, and I'm damn sure that some of the other wikis have people who'd be
competent in running the thing.

As for the real small ones; they probably don't get enough visitors to warrant
having a sandbox cleanup bot anyway.

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