[WikiEN-l] Proposal: limited extension of semi-protection policy

Katefan0 katefan0wiki at gmail.com
Sun May 21 00:41:44 UTC 2006

The only thing that gives me pause about completely removing the templates
is that they are useful for referring very new users to where they can ask
that an article be unprotected. Without that pointer, I doubt most very new
users would know such a thing as RFP exists.


On 5/20/06, Sue Anne Reed <sreed1234 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I have to disagree with you here. Wikipedia is famous as the
> > Encyclopedia "anyone can edit". If a random anon sees a page and tries
> > to edit it, and cannot (while the main page still proclaims how
> > everyone can edit), they are going to be dreadfully confused- lord
> > knows enough are confused by the basic idea without adding on a second
> > level of possible confusion. Perhaps two templates: the scary one for
> > temporary semiprotection, and another, more discreet one for the more
> > permanent ones?
> >
> Given how many web sites require registration these days, I don't feel
> there's a conflict between saying "anyone can edit" but you have to be
> registered to edit to certain articles. It's not like we're saying that
> only certain registered can edit, we would just be saying to you have to
> register to edit.
> Sue Anne
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