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

XaosFluX xaosflux at gmail.com
Mon May 22 04:02:05 UTC 2006

View Source could be moved to a permenant tab for all pages if this type of 
change were going to go through.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Anthony DiPierro" <wikilegal at inbox.org>
To: "English Wikipedia" <wikien-l at wikipedia.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Proposal: limited extension of semi-protection 

> On 5/21/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
>> maru dubshinki 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?
>> I would support something like that, or better yet, perhaps having the
>> default for semi-protection be that the 'edit this page' tab is still
>> there and active, but when you click it and you can't edit, you get a
>> nice explanation there that yes, anyone can edit, but that for this
>> particular page, you can't edit it at this moment.  In this way, we only
>> bother telling people who are interested in editing, without having a
>> strange message for people who only want to read.
> The only thing I'd be concerned about is making sure that this is
> implemented in a way which still allows for easy access to the wiki
> source (without going through Special:Export).  Just an implementation
> issue, but IMO an important one.
> Anthony
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