J.L.W.S. The Special One wrote:
Does this mean that if a page receives cascading
templates/images on it will be automatically protected (and will be
automatically unprotected when removed from the page with cascading
protection)? This would completely eliminate Main Page vandalism.
I understand that consensus is against semi-protection of Main Page
Featured Articles, but recent statistics have shown that Main Page
Featured Articles are in a vandalised state for 6-10% of the 24-hour
duration that they are on the Main Page (the actual figures are likely
to be higher, as template vandalism and vandalism by registered users
was not counted). Hence, we should seriously consider applying
cascading semi-protection to Main Page Featured Articles.
On 1/14/07, Luna <lunasantin(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Ohh, I just tested this a bit. Works pretty much the way I was hoping for.
> Only thing I might bug ye about -- what are the relevant MediaWiki messages?
> The main one, I think, would be whatever indicates the page has been
> affected by cascading protection.
> Hm, I also see that it shows up, when using &action=protect -- are there any
> other circumstances in which the cascading effect will be apparent? I'm
> mainly thinking of non-admins, here. Unless we're planning on using this
> infrequently enough that this isn't a major issue.
I'm not quite sure what *cascading* semi-protection would achieve here.
All templates transcluded onto Today's Featured Article are routinely
fully protected now (semi-protection is no use against the kind of
vandal that hunts down unprotected templates), so this would only have
the same effect as normal semi-protection, which is already applied if
vandalism gets particularly bad.