Reply links appear for users who can't edit the page (e.g. because it's protected and the user is not logged in).
Scenario #1: protected talk page
- Visit a talk page that is protected
- Notice [ reply ] link are: A) visible and B) appear as they normally do
- Click any [ reply ] link on the page
- Verify a modal dialog appears with error message similar to this (the exact wording will differ on different wikis):
Scenario #2: person is blocked from editing → moved to T270803
- What's described in the "Implementation details/testing instructions" section above is implemented