[WikiEN-l] Semi-Protecting User Talk Pages

Kusma kusma.wiki at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 14:11:24 UTC 2006

On 10/16/06, Phil Sandifer <Snowspinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've just gone and removed semi-protections from about a dozen user
> talk pages. All of them were targets of vandalism in the past,
> generally due to their own anti-vandalism efforts. The pages included
> pages of administrators.
> For obvious reasons, anyone who is warning and blocking new users in
> turn needs to be able to be contacted by these users with questions,
> concerns, etc. Semi-protection must not be used in this fashion, and
> I've removed the line supporting it from the semi-protection policy.

I like Ryulong's solution: He is a prolific vandal-fighter whose talk
page is sprotected (so discussion with logged in users is not
disrupted by frequent vandalism) but he has an extra talk page at
[[User talk:Ryulong/Unprotected]] that IPs can use. This eliminates
most vandalism from his ordinary talk page but still allows
communication from anyone.


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