On 5/20/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com> wrote:
Semi-protection seems to be a great success in many cases. I think that
it should be extended, but carefully, in a couple of key ways.
1. It seems that some very high profile articles like [[George W.
Bush]] are destined to be semi-protected all the time or nearly all the
time. I support continued occassional experimention by anyone who wants
to take the responsibility of guarding it, but it seems likely to me
that we will keep such articles semi-protected almost continuously.
Well, I'm not sure if it will still be necessary after Mr. Bush leaves
office. I think the semi-protection status should be re-evaluated by
2008 or 2009. The template explaining the status can go on the talk
page in the meantime.
I can think of no case where we'll need semi-protection _permanently_.
Just for a very long time, which can mean several years in extreme
cases -- pending better technical solutions, of course.