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MediaWiki (extension?) to automatically protect or put restrictions in place for heavily transcluded Templates and Modules
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As @MusikAnimal pointed out in this thread template and module vandalism can be a serious issue when it comes to heavily transcluded templates or modules. As a general and well extended practice across all wikis, heavily transcluded or sensitive templates and modules are regularly (semi)protected to avoid vandalism. Instead of having to manually do so, or having to depend on external tools such as bots, I think MediaWiki (or an extension for MediaWiki) could be configured to automatically issue such protections or restrictions based on an on-wiki configuration file or (better IMHO) an Special Page accesible to wiki administrators. Thanks for your consideration.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptNov 9 2019, 4:29 PM

(Given that I'm not sure how this can be implemented: on core or an extension; per MediaWiki-extension-requests instructions).