Temporarily, it can be useful, but admins tend to forget to unprotect it;
look at my user page for an example. While my userpage isn't a talk page
(and it doesn't matter enough to me to get it unprotected), it's an example
of something that an admin protected from vandalism then completely forgot
about and never unprotected.
On 10/16/06, Oskar Sigvardsson <oskarsigvardsson(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 10/16/06, Phil Sandifer <Snowspinner(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I've just gone and removed semi-protections
from about a dozen user
talk pages. All of them were targets of vandalism in the past,
generally due to their own anti-vandalism efforts. The pages included
pages of administrators.
For obvious reasons, anyone who is warning and blocking new users in
turn needs to be able to be contacted by these users with questions,
concerns, etc. Semi-protection must not be used in this fashion, and
I've removed the line supporting it from the semi-protection policy.
While I do agree with the general principle, I think there are
certainly times where semi-protecting a talk page is warranted. If a
useris being harrassed by a persistant sock-puppeteer for instance.
Second, if a person recieves so much vandalism on his talk page that
it's beginning to be a problem, I think semi-protecting it for a while
is a good idea, atleast so that the user isn't driven away by all of
the abuse he receives. That has a tendancy to happen with
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