Provide more detailed information in the protected page notice
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Description

Make it more clear than it is now who applied protection when, and what their protection-summary was. pull this information into the notices listed in bugs 6176,6177,6178. Indicate this information on the discussion page, and on the edit page when a user tries to edit.

"User:JoeR protected this page on <date> with [no comment|the comment <edit summary>].
[This was the first time the page has been protected|Previous protections of the page: <prot log list>]"


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Severity: enhancement

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Sj created this task.Jun 3 2006, 2:16 AM
Sj added a comment.Jun 3 2006, 2:18 AM

Feh. The meaning gets through...

robchur wrote:

Making this a more generic request; parameters can be added to the various
"warning, page is protected" messages to achieve this.

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 10347 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Tgr added a comment.Sep 15 2007, 10:20 AM

Adding username, reason and duration parameters to MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext would be a good start.

It's fairly difficult to do this at present - as the applying user and reason are stored in the logging table, rather than in the page_restrictions table. Duration could be done, perhaps, but it seems a little odd to include it and not anything else - it would make more sense to link users to the protection log.

chemicalbit wrote:

Adding username, reason and duration parameters

Furthermore, if point out the reason may be usefull, I can't see why topoint out the username (do you mean the username of the user who has protected the page, don't you?)

Pointing out duration parameter, may come out to be a double-edged weapon. ("Make you ready! On day yyyy-mm-dd you too can join the the edit-war that now is -alas- blocked")

Sj added a comment.Oct 11 2007, 9:14 AM

Listing protection duration would be a great start. A link to the protection log would be a good addition. The duration matters because otherwise most visitors will assume all protection is forever -- when this is explicitly not the point of almost any protection.

oysterguitarist wrote:

(In reply to comment #8)
Instead of a link to the protection log , you could add the protection log summaries on the page itself.

aaron added a comment.Sep 5 2008, 10:47 PM

Fixed in r40509

This only works when the user has the necessary permissions to edit the page, right? It'd be nice to also include the log, when the user is not allowed to edit the page, for example when a non-sysop tries to edit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main page?action=edit

Reverted for now in r42235.

The last log entry a) may not be very clear and b) contains a lot of technical crap that clutters the UI.

Fixed ages ago.

(In reply to comment #11)

This only works when the user has the necessary permissions to edit the page,
right? It'd be nice to also include the log, when the user is not allowed to
edit the page, for example when a non-sysop tries to edit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main page?action=edit

This still applies, though.

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