It is much less common that a user would not be allowed to edit a talk page than an article page, but it does happen. In this case we should not show reply links.
|mediawiki/extensions/DiscussionTools||master||+1 -1||Check wgIsProbablyEditable before showing 'Reply' buttons|
@Esanders: do you have an example page handy where I can test this?
I tried to test it as a logged out user on a protected page, but I guess the talk page for a protected article can still be editable by that user, so it's showing the reply links.
I don't know how to find out protected talk pages.
You can use Special:ProtectedPages to find some. (Or just make one and protect it, at least on Beta, let me know if you don't have some user rights and I can grant them.) And yes, talk pages and their corresponding article pages are protected separately.
Here are some examples:
@matmarex: I tried couple of protected talk pages on Dutch wiki, but I am still getting Reply links on those. I tested on the following pages:
no wait, I tested while I was logged in (my account probably has some special rights that I don't know of/use?).
When I tried as an anonymous user, it's not showing Reply links anymore on those protected pages.