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Bug 6354 - Automatically protect high traffic pages dynamically
Automatically protect high traffic pages dynamically
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: 2006-06-18 04:34 UTC by kattanaver
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description kattanaver 2006-06-18 04:34:38 UTC
Option to Automaticly protect high traffic pages so that pages that consistently
get a high volume of vistors are uneditable by those anonymous users and also
protect pages that are temporarily experiencing a high volume (relativly?) of
visits, so that for example if a page is linked on a popular website and
experiences a sudden influx of visitors any unregistered users that might take
the oportunity to vandalize the page and ruin it for otheres following the link
after them are unable to make any changes untill after the traffic has returned
to normal and there is no oportunity to ruin a great many peoples possibly first
experience with the wiki.
Comment 1 Leon Weber 2006-06-18 09:25:00 UTC
I think that's against the wiki way. It means that most users won't see how easy
to edit articles, but just protected pages.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-06-18 13:36:53 UTC
That's part of learning how a wiki works. It's also part of running one. Use
built-in protection levels on the pages.
Comment 3 kattanaver 2006-06-19 03:35:09 UTC
Manualy fixing all the vandalism was part of running one as well untill
protected pages were added. 
Auto-protecting pages would save a lot of time for the people moderating and
catch things they would otherwise miss and do so much quicker.
It is not against the "wiki way" nor does it interfere with learning how it
works, the popular articles new users see are often protected already, is it
against the "wiki way" to protect users from opportunistic vandals?
Comment 4 Rob Church 2006-06-19 11:25:38 UTC
Note that automatic protection based on page hits would have to be switched off
on Wikimedia wikis anyway, since we don't log them.

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