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Full creation protection does not prevent non-admins from creating boards
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To reproduce:

  1. Full protect ("Block all non-admin users") a talk page (e.g something in namespace) that doesn't exist.
  2. Log out.
  3. Create the board as an anon.

Step #3 should not be possible.

Regular edit-protection works (except for the error formatting being broken, which is T121137: [betalabs] Blocked user creating a new topic gets malformed error message).

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Create the board as an anon, how is it possible ? Perhaps topic is the word you want ?