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Set up autoconfirm, disable page creation for anons on simple
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Author: core

Please enable the autoconfirm to 4 days. That is, new editors should not create pages, or move pages for four days. They should also not be able to edit over semi, until they are four days old.

Also, please disable page creation by IP editors.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 10:52 PM
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For Rob's convenience:

$wgAutoConfirmAge = 4*24*60*60;
$wgGroupPermissions['*']['createpage'] = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['createpage'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['move'] = true;

Note that this still allows new editors to create talk pages, which is probably desirable (say so if not).

Also, you will need to provide a link to community consensus for this change.

core wrote:

I thought this was the default setting, and since we did not have it, a bug. Please WONTFIX this if that is not the case. We will have to discuss this more on the wiki.

Just for your information, the discussion about this change is ongoing:

Please, don't change anything yet, because I see some objections.


Autoconfirm age = 4 days is the default, however, anyone can create a page by default.

I would point out that even enwiki allows all registered users to create pages. I don't believe any WMF wiki (besides special/private wikis) restrict page creation to autoconfirmed only.

In any case, there doesn't appear to be any discussion about allowing only autoconfirmed users to create pages in the linked thread (autoconfirmed is only mentioned twice).

Closing as LATER, pending consensus for some change.

Autoconfirmed createpage was infamously rejected on enwiki, so it ain't gonna happen on simple.