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

Death Phoenix originaldeathphoenix at gmail.com
Fri May 26 03:07:54 UTC 2006

On 5/25/06, Erik Moeller <eloquence at gmail.com> wrote:
> Semi-protection together with listing a page in a well-watched
> category is a perfectly fine method for dealing with problem articles
> and, as has been stated many times, much preferable to the hard
> protection which we would likely be using instead for the same purpose
> if semi-protection didn't exist. It's a community method which is open
> to all serious existing contributors, and reasonably open to new ones
> (they just have to wait a few days).
> The only thing we need to be cautious about is silent creep of
> permanently semi-protected pages, not out of maliciousness, but simply
> because people forget to unprotect, esp. after the label is removed.
> Maintenance categories and the like can hopefully take care of that,
> though.

Since we don't want to add potentially confusing messages to the user, but
want to have a template that would give us a tool to link semi-protected
articles in a category, how about placing a semi-protection notice in the
Talk page instead of the main article page?

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