[WikiEN-l] Blocking for article pages only?

John Lee johnleemk at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 16:51:21 UTC 2007

On 8/1/07, William Pietri <william at scissor.com> wrote:
> Would it be worth creating a new, more limited kind of block, where they
> are just forbidden to touch main-space article pages? If they were
> complete jerks, we could still use a normal block, of course. But
> creating the softer option of semi-protection worked well, and I'm
> thinking a softer kind of block would be a similar step forward.

This is one of the older ideas that's been drifting around WP for years.
Trouble is, we don't have the developers to work on this problem. This isn't
like policy; we can't be bold and write it. Oh, technically we can, except
most of us lack the technical prowess to do it, and those who have it are
already working on MediaWiki.

FWIW, though, (which may not be very much), I completely support this idea.
It's a real necessity.


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