On some wikis, such as English Wikipedia, edit filters have been defined to allow only advanced users to create translations with Content Translation. In the case of English Wikipedia, the filter allows only to publish to extended-autoconfirmed users (those with more than 500 edits and 30 days since they created their account).
Since new editors get confused by this limitation, we want to communicate better the issue, following the general approach for communicating errors and warnings (T189488). In this case, this will be presented as an error, since it prevents publishing, as illustrated below:
Ideally we'd like to surface this as early as possible (when the user starts the translation). However, we may not be aware of the issue with the edit filter until the user tries to publish.
For the issue summary:
Your translation cannot be published because publishing is only allowed to more experienced editors on English Wikipedia.
For the issue card:
Publishing only allowed to experienced users
This community decided to limit the publication of translations only to experienced editors.
You cannot publish this translation until you get more experience editing in this wiki, but you can:
- Publish your translation as a draft, and use the regular edit tools later for article creation.
- Translate this article into a different language without this limitation.
- A "Learn more" link will point to a relevant page with relevant information. this could be the Wikipedia equivalent of CX page, or a documentation page in Mediawiki.
- An option to "Set to publish as a draft" will change the publishing options to select the draft namespace as the target for the publication. Once the change is made, a tooltip will inform the user about the change, pointing to the publish settings icon in order to let the user know where such changes can be made. this is illustrated below: