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Allow user's pages to be user-protected
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Author: falkeli

Currently, a user, who isn't an admin, can have a page semi-protected to prevent
anons and new users from editing them; however, this won't prevent other users
from modifying their pages. I would like a new protection level to be set up -
User protection, which should be doable for user pages/subpages, which would
allow the user himself to edit the page, but not other non-admin users.

See Also: T6075: protected user pages should be able to be edited by the user that owns them



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 9:40 PM
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cannon.danielc wrote:

All js and css pages are automatically protected like this. If it's such a big
deal, why not simply transclude a js or css page into your userpage, and have an
admin protect your userpage? Then you can edit User:Bob/myuserpage.js, which
will appear as your userpage, but no one else can.

robchur wrote:

If this is desirable on a non-Wikimedia wiki, use an extension which hooks

Simon_Villeneuve raised the priority of this task from Lowest to Medium.
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I proposed the same thing on the French Village Pump 2 days ago, following sexists vandalisms on a woman user page :

If all js and css subpages of a user account are protected like this, I supposed it wouldn't be difficult to extend this to the userpage.

The comment of cannon.danielc seems to consider that this is a personnal request, but it is not. The userpage is the image you project to the others members of the community and regularly, contributors are wounded by degrading vandalisms of their userpage. I think it's normal to userprotect it. It can, among others, help the users to feel more safe about the image they want to project on the project. It can also help womens to feel less targeted by the first d..k who comes put things like this :

Aklapper changed the task status from Stalled to Open.May 10 2020, 11:10 AM
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@Simon_Villeneuve: The previous comments don't explain what/who exactly this task is stalled on ("If a report is waiting for further input (e.g. from its reporter or a third party) and can currently not be acted on"). Hence resetting task status.