Flagged page cannot be moved by non-sighters (tab is missing)
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Author: Wiki.Melancholie

The "move" tab is missing on flagged pages for users that do not have a sighter status!


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Severity: major
URL: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein


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bzimport created this task.May 6 2008, 7:15 PM
aaron added a comment.May 6 2008, 10:00 PM

This is to prevent title vandalism.

This is obviously a bug, since it practically changes move permission from autoconfirmed to two-month-accounts when every page is flagged. a discussion took place at http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Diskussion:Projektneuheiten#Verschieben

aaron added a comment.May 16 2008, 1:00 AM

No, that would not be called a bug, since it is entirely deliberate. Of course, it can be tweaked if desired.

wikipedia wrote:

The biggest Problem is that it provokes copy'n'paste-movements done by newbes which violates our license - title vandalism is not so common. Why not just unwatch the article after moving? (With autoreview if you are a reviewer).

gnu1742 wrote:

I think that the german Wikipedia was chosen for a test of the flaggedrev feature, because it is one of the biggest WPs around and also has a lot of contributors. Thus we have a lot of observing eyes which can handle this issue better than any technical solution. Title vandalism is not really a problem on de-wp, but this feature annoys a lot of users. Probably it is helpful on smaller wikimedia projects, but it should be deactivated on projects with a working community above a certain size. Wikipedia grew big by the skills and effort of individual people, so we should still rely on them in future.

aaron added a comment.May 16 2008, 5:36 PM

For know, sysadmin can set $wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['movestable'] = true; to lift the restriction.

aaron added a comment.May 16 2008, 5:45 PM

/for know/for now ;)

Thank you very much! I requested a config change in bug 14166.