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Superprotect=office actions?[edit]

So, is superprotect the same as office actions or different. It sounds the same since that it only allows staff members to edit that page. Wikipedian 2 (talk) 05:26, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

"Office actions" traditionally refers to actions taken by WMF's legal department for legal reasons, as described on the linked page. While we've long had the concept that WMF's engineering department can also make "do not undo this" actions, it has never been given a formal name that I'm aware of. And as for the one use of superprotection so far (on the German Wikipedia), that's almost certainly outside anything that had been seriously considered by the community up until that time and so wouldn't have a formal name either. Anomie 11:01, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding page limit for pending changes protection[edit]

Per a recent edit on the page protection request page, apparently, the limit for the amount of pages that can be put under pending changes protection is limited to 2000 pages at a time. I see this being especially problematic, especially since there are several occasions where pending changes protection is substantially more suitable than semi-protection, especially in cases of IP vandalism where all of the edits done by IPs are not vandalism. With this being said, I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping can be answered:

  1. Is there a specific reason why the limit is set at 2000 pages? And,
  2. Is it possible to either increase or remove the limit for the amount of pages that can be put under pending changes protection at one time?

Steel1943 (talk) 21:38, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Pinging MusikAnimal since the diff I provided above was their edit. Steel1943 (talk) 21:55, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
The 2000 page limit was set when the pending changes protection was first put into a trial run. The limit apparently was never removed once the trial was over. I've filed a bug here. My assumption is the limit was not set out of concern of performance so hopefully the restriction will be lifted soon. — MusikAnimal talk 22:29, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
Fixed! Hooray for super responsive and awesome WMF staff :) — MusikAnimal talk 22:57, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected and Pending Changes templates[edit]

Am I the only one who finds it very difficult to distinguish between the two padlock icons on protected pages? They're both grey and the semi is only slightly darker. Since Pending Changes 2 is never used, why not use that on pages requiring a reviewer? — BranStark (talk) 13:34, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

FWIW, The two padlocks seem pretty far apart to me, one is very dark and the other is very light. That said if there is thoughts on changing the padlock, there are other padlocks that aren't used. See Wikipedia:Protection policy/Padlocks. I still think that the designs should be altered so that more then just the color changes, as we have editors with different forms of color blindness. PaleAqua (talk) 01:56, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Delete Protection[edit]

I propose a new security type. It is dark navy blue (not purplish like the upload one) and restrict the removing of the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Phyton505 (talkcontribs) 16:01, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Unpractical, since administrators would be able to bypass that form of protection, proving this form of protection purposeless. Steel1943 (talk) 04:47, 30 January 2015 (UTC)