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Semi-protection[edit]

I've updated this to include semi-protection. Thanks! Flcelloguy (A note?) 16:30, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Separate?[edit]

Would it be possible for the text for protected and s-protected pages to be separated into two messages? As is, it's rather confusing, since if you're not an admin and you're looking at a protected page it doesn't actually tell you you can't edit it. In fact, depending on your interpretation, it could be telling you you can edit it. Chick Bowen 04:19, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Yes, this should be split into two different messages. joturner 04:44, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
Indeed it should. Haukur 15:15, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Bypassing redirect / capitalization[edit]

Please bypass a redirect from Wikipedia:protected page to Wikipedia:List of protected pages. Please make capitalization of the first letter of each page name after 'Wikipedia:'. -- ADNghiem501 23:25, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Also please make the first capital letter of each page name after 'Wikipedia:', shown below:

Note that the first letter of each page name on the main title is usually capitalized. -- ADNghiem501 08:42, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Done by Haukurth. Make sure to remove the editprotected from this talk page once the request is completed. -- ADNghiem501 08:55, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Requested Edit[edit]

add name of protecting admin, reason for protection and add an instruction for requesting an edit via the editprotected template —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Myrtone86 (talkcontribs) .

MediaWiki doesn't work like that. Anyone can check the logs to find out who protected the page and why. Naconkantari 01:30, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
How about including a link to the logs for the page? Myrtone ()

Problem with mentioning time period[edit]

The text shouldn't mention the time period necessary to wait before editing this article. The purpose of the semi-protect is to prevent new, rather non-established users from editing these pages, and it only so happens that 4 days is the time chosen to imperfectly determine that. The person who is advised by such a blatant message is the person who only creates a Wikipedia account to vandalize or push some novelty on a particular article. Instead, the person who will be a productive contributor who happens to be interested in editing that article will rightly become a registered user and edit various articles. They will also easily click on the message that refers to the semi-protection policy and informs them of the precise time when they could edit that article. —Centrxtalk • 01:37, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

It's perfectly possible that a good honest new productive editor will want to legitimately edit a semi-protected page during their first four days. They should know the time limit up front. It's similar to new users legitimately wanting to move pages - see [1] for an example of that. Haukur 08:57, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
That information is in the first sentence of the semi-protection policy, which any editor so inclined can read. The issue is whether the text should be the first and obvious thing every random person sees when they view the source of the article, not whether a new editor is inconvenienced to click a link and read a single sentence. —Centrxtalk • 21:46, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

This message links to a "Talk talk:Page name" page for protected talk pages[edit]

As in the title of this section. If a page in a talk namespace (talk, category talk, portal talk, etc) is (semi-)protected, the "Discuss this page" link points to a non-existent "Talk talk:" namespace page. Please change "[[{{NAMESPACE}} talk:{{PAGENAMEE}}|Discuss this page]]" to "[[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|Discuss this page]]", or just use ParserFunctions to hide the message altogether if the protected page is in one of the talk namespaces. Flyingtoaster1337 04:56, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done and tested. Not sure why it was set up that way, in the first place, couldn't find mention of it. Luna Santin 05:30, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
I think it's because MediaWiki didn't support the TALKPAGENAME thing until recently (version 1.7). Flyingtoaster1337 05:47, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
That would be a good answer, come to think of it. ;) I suppose we could work out some parser functions to hide/change the text when viewed from a talk page, but that seems a bit much (I could be wrong, of course). Luna Santin 07:21, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
We could use {{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|{{TALKSPACE}}|*You may [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection{{!}}request unprotection]]. *You may [[Special:Userlogin{{!}}sign in]] if you have not done so already.| *[[{{TALKPAGENAME}}{{!}}Discuss this page]] with others; on that page, you can request an edit by adding <tt>{{editprotected}}</tt> with a reason for the request. *You may [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection{{!}}request unprotection]]. *You may [[Special:Userlogin{{!}}sign in]] if you have not done so already.}} ~ ΜΛGиυs ΛΠιмυМ ≈ √∞ 01:19, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Mention /doc page if it exists[edit]

{{editprotected}} Could this message be changed to mention that the documentation page can be edited if there is a /doc subpage? It would help to cut down on spurious editprotected requests. ais523 13:40, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Hmm... I'm not sure how parser functions work out on MediaWiki pages, but couldn't we use clever combinations if #ifeq and NAMESPACE to only display this for protected templates? Or, perhaps better, use #ifexist to check for the presence of a /doc page to begin with? Just a thought. – Luna Santin (talk) 23:24, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|Template|{{#ifexist:{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc|*Please note that [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc{{!}}the documentation]] can still be edited|}}|}} That should suffice. « ANIMUM » 00:44, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Edited. The {{!}} trick doesn't work. I rephrased the message to fix that. — Carl (CBM · talk) 17:49, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Please add a link to the protection log[edit]

{{editprotected}} Please place a link to the protection log of the page, to allow new users to see why the page is protected. Od Mishehu 07:24, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Done. – Luna Santin (talk) 08:08, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Parameter[edit]

{{sudo}}

The protection level of a page is now available to this message via a parameter (bug 11211), the parameter, $1, taking one of the values "autoconfirmed" for semi-protection or "protect" for full protection. It is thus now possible to re-word this message to remove the "either this is the case, or this is", by effectively turning it into two separate messages, which should be less confusing for inexperienced users.

I cannot do this myself, but I can suggest a possible implementation.

As MediaWiki page parameters cannot be passed directly to parser functions, it will be necessary to create and protect a template containing the messages and transclude that template in this message. Such a workaround can be seen in use at MediaWiki:Longpagewarning, which transcludes {{MediaWiki longpage message}} and {{MediaWiki longpage talk message}}; one template will be sufficient here. The template will, like {{MediaWiki longpage message}}, display an error message when viewed directly, as the $1 parameter is only given a value on certain pages in the MediaWiki namespace.

Assuming that this template is named Template:MediaWiki protectedpage message, the contents of MediaWiki:Protectedpagewarning can simply be reduced to:

{{MediaWiki protectedpage message}}

The template itself will need to conditionally display one of two messages based on the value of the $1 parameter, via an {{#ifeq:}} expression. One possibility is:

{{#ifeq:$1|protect|<div id="mw-protectedpagetext" style="background: white; border: solid 1px #AAAAAA; margin-bottom: 0.5em; padding: 4px">
<strong style="font-size:130%">This page is currently protected, and can only be edited by [[Wikipedia:Administrators|administrators]].</strong>
* Some [[Wikipedia:Templates|templates]] and site interface pages are permanently [[Wikipedia:Protection policy#Full protection|protected]] due to visibility. Occasionally, articles are temporarily protected because of [[Wikipedia:Edit war|editing disputes]].
{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|Template|{{#ifexist:{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc|*This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation]] page — [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc]] — which may be freely edited.}}}}
* The reason for protection can be found in the <span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:Special:Log|type=protect&page={{FULLPAGENAMEE}}}} protection log]</span>.
{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|{{TALKSPACE}}||* You can [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|discuss this page]] with others. If you have noticed an error or have a suggestion for a simple change, start a <span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:{{TALKPAGENAMEE}}|action=edit&section=new}} new section]</span> and insert the text <code>{{editprotected}}</code> followed by your request. An administrator may then make the change on your behalf.}}
* You may [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection|request unprotection]] of the page.
</div>|<div id="mw-semiprotectedpagetext" style="background: white; border: solid 1px #AAAAAA; margin-bottom: 0.5em; padding: 4px">
<strong style="font-size:130%">This page is currently semi-protected, and can only be edited by established [[Wikipedia:Why create an account?|registered users]].</strong>
* [[Wikipedia:Protection policy#Semi-protection|Semi-protection]] is sometimes necessary to prevent [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|vandalism]] to popular pages. Most articles can be edited by anyone.
* The reason for protection can be found in the <span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:Special:Log|type=protect&page={{FULLPAGENAMEE}}}} protection log]</span>.
* If you have a user account, [[Special:Userlogin|sign in]] first. If you do not yet have an account, you may <span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:Special:Userlogin|type=signup}} create one]</span>; after a while, you will be able to edit semi-protected pages.
{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|{{TALKSPACE}}||* You can [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|discuss this page]] with others. You are welcome to suggest improvements on the discussion page, which may then be made by established users.}}
*You may [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection|request unprotection]] of the page.
</div>}}

which will display one of the following messages:

This page is currently protected, and can only be edited by administrators.

  • The reason for protection can be found in the protection log.
  • You can discuss this page with others. If you have noticed an error or have a suggestion for a simple change, start a new section and insert the text {{editprotected}} followed by your suggestion. An administrator may then make the change on your behalf.
  • You may request unprotection of the page.

This page is currently semi-protected, and can only be edited by established registered users.

  • Semi-protection is sometimes necessary to prevent vandalism to popular pages. Most articles can be edited by anyone.
  • The reason for protection can be found in the protection log.
  • If you have a user account, sign in first. If you do not yet have an account, you may create one; after a while, you will be able to edit semi-protected pages.
  • You can discuss this page with others. You are welcome to suggest improvements on the discussion page, which may then be made by established users.
  • You may request unprotection of the page.

Note that I have omitted the conditionals around the "You can discuss this page..." lines in the display examples, so that they are visible on this page. When viewed as part of the message, the line will appear only if the protected page is not a discussion page itself; the bolded text will then be a link to the page's discussion page.

I have taken the opportunity to re-word some of the messages to be more informative.

It goes without saying that changes to interface messages should be checked carefully. Ensure in particular that Template:MediaWiki protectedpage message is protected before changing the contents of MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext.

Thanks – 86.142.251.151 21:19, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - thank you for the great update. Nihiltres(t.l) 01:04, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

What?[edit]

Why does it default to saying (When viewed as the MW: namespace) that it's semiprotected? Isn't the MW: interface always fully protected? 68.39.174.238 23:56, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it defaults to the semiprotected display here. That is because the ParserFunction it is fed defaults its output to the semi-protect display if the value given is non-standard. On the message page itself, the value given is non-standard: the syntax feeds the default for the parameter, "$1", similar to the way some templates might output something containing {{{1}}} when fed no parameters. It is probably a good idea that on Wikipedia, the syntax defaults to semi-protect, because more pages which would be edited by newbies (articles) are semi-protected than protected - established users would generally spot any incongruities, such as being given the semi-protect message, and report a bug. Nihiltres(t.l) 18:40, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
Having said that, it would be possible to use {{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|MediaWiki| ... }} to give a MediaWiki namespace-specific message. Except there already is a MediaWiki namespace-specific message (the "This page contains interface text for the software, and has been locked to prevent abuse" one), so it would be a little redundant – 81.153.158.137 20:29, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
I'll take a wild stab at this, but all mediawiki pages would have to be manually protected for this template to output correctly, no? —[[Animum | talk]] 20:52, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
MediaWiki pages can't be protected. Observe the lack of a "protect" tab. It could be made to work correctly by checking for the value "autoconfirmed" and displaying the semi-protected message if so, rather than looking for "protect" and displaying the fully protected message if so. Alternatively, {{NAMESPACE}} could be employed – 81.153.158.137 20:54, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
Just to clarify that, changing the text of Template:MediaWiki protectedpage message to:
{{#ifeq:$1|autoconfirmed|<div id="mw-semiprotectedpagetext" style="background: white; border: solid 1px #AAAAAA; margin-bottom: 0.5em; padding: 4px">
<strong style="font-size:130%">This page is currently semi-protected, and can only be edited by established [[Wikipedia:Why create an account?|registered users]].</strong>
* [[Wikipedia:Protection policy#Semi-protection|Semi-protection]] is sometimes necessary to prevent [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|vandalism]] to popular pages. Most articles can be edited by anyone.
* The reason for protection can be found in the <span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:Special:Log|type=protect&page={{FULLPAGENAMEE}}}} protection log]</span>.
* If you have a user account, [[Special:Userlogin|sign in]] first. If you do not yet have an account, you may <span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:Special:Userlogin|type=signup}} create one]</span>; after a while, you will be able to edit semi-protected pages.
{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|{{TALKSPACE}}||* You can [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|discuss this page]] with others. You are welcome to suggest improvements on the discussion page, which may then be made by established users.}}
*You may [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection|request unprotection]] of the page.
</div>|<div id="mw-protectedpagetext" style="background: white; border: solid 1px #AAAAAA; margin-bottom: 0.5em; padding: 4px">
<strong style="font-size:130%">This page is currently protected, and can only be edited by [[Wikipedia:Administrators|administrators]].</strong>
* Some [[Wikipedia:Templates|templates]] and site interface pages are permanently [[Wikipedia:Protection policy#Full protection|protected]] due to visibility. Occasionally, articles are temporarily protected because of [[Wikipedia:Edit war|editing disputes]].
{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|Template|{{#ifexist:{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc|*This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation]] page — [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc]] — which may be freely edited.}}}}
* The reason for protection can be found in the <span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:Special:Log|type=protect&page={{FULLPAGENAMEE}}}} protection log]</span>.
{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|{{TALKSPACE}}||* You can [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|discuss this page]] with others. If you have noticed an error or have a suggestion for a simple change, start a <span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:{{TALKPAGENAMEE}}|action=edit&section=new}} new section]</span> and insert the text <code>{{editprotected}}</code> followed by your request. An administrator may then make the change on your behalf.}}
* You may [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection|request unprotection]] of the page.
</div>}}
should fix the problem. You might want to double-check that first, though – 81.153.158.137 20:56, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

conditional broken[edit]

The use of "#if:$1" in this template to display a different message at each protection level is broken, possibly due to the new parser. I've changed this message to a "unified" version until this is fixed (it was saying "semi-protected" on fully protected pages). —Random832 19:38, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

editprotected -> protect[edit]

{{editprotected}} With rev:31462, editprotected permission was changed back to protect. Now the message says that all pages are semi-protected even if they are fully protected. Thanks in advance. IAlex (talk) 08:04, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Jon513 (talk) 13:14, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

No {editprotected} for semi-protected[edit]

{{editprotected}}

Please undo this edit since it contradicts with {{editprotected}} description and Category:Wikipedia protected edit requests description. —AlexSm 13:52, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done What an ironic use of an {{editprotected}} tag :D Happymelon 15:27, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Well, what template should people use to request an edit on a semiprotected page, then? It seems dumb to restrict the use of {{editprotected}} to fully protected pages. —Angr If you've written a quality article... 15:49, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
I think the idea is that anon/new users can wait for a normal user to come along and make their edit. In practice this just doesn't work, since requests from anonymous users are often entirely ignored on talk pages. Someone recently made {{unanswered}}, a template that seems to be intended for semi-protected pages, though it looks like only one guy uses it and nobody pays any attention to it. I personally would support the idea of {{editprotected}} being used on any protected page. --- RockMFR 15:32, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
I am not sure, however, why we should give more work to administrators, work which any auto-confirmed editor could do. I propose taking up {{unanswered}} more seriously, and having editors on the way to adminship ("who should do some admin-like work"...) fulfil the requests. Waltham, The Duke of 17:37, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Spaced em dashes[edit]

{{editprotected}}

Yes, the requested change (to remove the spaces flanking two em dashes) seems extremely trivial, but I try to be as extremely careful with style, and em dashes are much better-looking when unspaced, in addition to their better wrapping in line breaks, which is why the Manual of Style recommends them. And to make it easy for you...

The part where the em dashes in question are located is this: This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation]] page — [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc]] — which may be freely edited.

The removal of four spaces is uncontroversial enough not to warrant any discussion, am I right? Regards, Waltham, The Duke of 08:11, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Not if some people would rather replace the spaced em dashes with spaced en dashes, which are also allowed in the MOS and which many people consider more attractive than unspaced em dashes. :-) (BTW, I'm still waiting for an answer to my question in the previous thread, which is why this page is on my talk pagewatchlist at all.) —Angr 14:24, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps you mean "watchlist"? :-)
Anyway, you are right, and in this particular case spaced en dashes might actually look better, considering that there's just one link between the pair. But for Unicorn's sake, please no spaced em dashes. Waltham, The Duke of 17:41, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Talk page, watchlist, WP:AGF, one o' those damn Wikipedia jargon terms... —Angr 17:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, replaced with spaced en dashes. --Random832 (contribs) 17:45, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, random sysop. My conscience can rest at last. Waltham, The Duke of 17:52, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Improvements on protected titles[edit]

This message is also displayed on protected titles (protected from creation), just above MediaWiki:Titleprotected. The result is a bit awkward: example (from a non-sysop view). First, there are superfluous lines, like "some templates ... are permanentyl protected ..." (intended to explain edit protections). Second, the protected title is not mentioned anywhere (inconvenient). I propose that for protected titles a completely different text is added, which would only state the title and the protection level, with something like {{#ifexist:{{FULLPAGENAME}}| current_text | new_text }}. —AlexSm 18:50, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext[edit]

{{editprotected}}

Hi everyone, after looking at both the semi and full protected page messages (both at MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext), I was wondering if it would be possible to have a section like the one displayed when a non-admin tries to edit a protected page, where it informs them to use the template {{editprotected}} followed by your request to flag down an admin to make the edit for you be added to the semi-protection message, the only difference would be to tell the anon/new user to use the template {{Editsemiprotected}} instead of {{editprotected}} to flag down any auto confirmed user to make the edit for them, I have created an example of the text that could be used below,


This page is currently semi-protected, and can be edited only by established registered users.

  • Semi-protection is sometimes necessary to prevent vandalism to popular pages. Most articles can be edited by anyone.
  • The reason for protection can be found in the protection log.
  • If you have a user account, log in first. If you do not yet have an account, you may create one; after a while, you will be able to edit semi-protected pages.
  • You may request unprotection of the page.


Note:The way the new code is set up, is that the it will only show up on semi-protected pages, NOT any page in the talk namespace (For the reason that if a talk page is semi-protected, a anon wouldn't be able to add the template {{editsemiprotected}} anyways) for an example of how the code would work on a non-talk page see here

I am requesting this because some semi-protected pages talk pages are not closely watched which could mean that a requested edit (Without using the template {{Editsemiprotected}}) could go a long time before being noticed by an established user, with the template used it would add the page to Category:Wikipedia semi-protected edit requests which would make it much easier to track and make edits to a semi-protected pages on the behalf on anons and new users. Thoughts? --Mifter (talk) 15:01, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Done Happymelon 16:42, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Add purge feature[edit]

{{editprotected}}

In editing the /doc subdocumentation pages to protected templates, it sometimes is necessary to purge the protected template to see whether a newly added category works. Sometimes adding ?action=purge to the end of the "view source" string works, sometimes it don't. It would be helpful to modify this template with a purge option so I don't have to find the string ?action=purge and hope that it works. Thanks. -- Suntag 17:03, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Actually, I meant to post this note at the MediaWiki template that says "This page is currently protected, and can be edited only by administrators." which I am having trouble finding. Please apply the above request to the MeidaWiki that generates the message at Template:Spa. On this related note, can you make these MediaWiki templates easier to find from the template space or whereever they are posted? Thanks. -- Suntag 17:06, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
Please use Special:AllMessages to find the appropriate talk page and post there. Thanks! --MZMcBride (talk) 19:24, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
From Special:AllMessages&ot=php, I get

'protectedpagetext' => '{{#ifeq:$1|protect|<div id="mw-protectedpagetext" style="background: white; border: solid 1px #AAAAAA; margin-bottom: 0.5em; padding: 4px"> <strong style="font-size:130%">This page is currently protected, and can be edited only by [[Wikipedia:Administrators|administrators]].</strong>

. Special:AllMessages confirms that I am on the right talk page and this shows the message "This page is currently protected, and can be edited only by", so I am on the right talk page. To my request, please add a purge function to the options displayed on MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext. Thanks. -- Suntag 23:56, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
I don't think this would be helpful to have for such a small subset of pages. Might I suggest instead that you enable the gadget in your preferences called "A clock in the personal toolbar that shows the current time in UTC and also provides a link to purge the current page"? This will put a clock in the top right of the screen, and clicking it purges the page. Stifle (talk) 09:31, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
In hindsight, I think I was messing up the purge string. Instead of using http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Spa&action=purge I was using http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Spa&action=edit?action=purge. I'll add the gadget. -- Suntag 17:44, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Please edit the message[edit]

{{editprotected}}

I want to modify the protected page because the editing of the MediaWiki page is only limited to administrators. 69.141.191.77 (talk) 02:20, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Only admins can edit MediaWiki pages, and they cannot be unprotected. If you think the message should be changed, post what you think the new text should be and an admin will review it. If you want to edit a particular protected article, please post the {{editprotected}} tag on that page's talk page along with the requested change. If you would like to request unprotection of a particular article, please see WP:RFP. --CapitalR (talk) 02:48, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

remove the red background?[edit]

I don't know if this is the correct place to post this, but would it be possible to remove (or at least tone down) the red background in the editing window of fully-protected pages? It makes the wikitext a bit hard to read. --Ixfd64 (talk) 00:49, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Wrong place, it's defined at MediaWiki:Sysop.css and should be discussed at the talk page. But you can override it for you in your monobook.css (or whichever skin you're using) with something like
 .mw-textarea-protected, .ns-8 textarea { background:#FFE5E5 !important; }

which would set it to this lighter color.
Amalthea 19:45, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

li bullet points[edit]

The bullet points look ok when viewing on the MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext page but when actully viewing the source of a protected page, e.g. [2], they are different. Something to do with the CSS I'm guessing. -- WOSlinker (talk) 18:11, 20 April 2009 (UTC) {{editprotected}}

Not at all, rather something to do with sloppy coding, which isn't fixed because Tidy doesn't work on system messages. The correct code would be:
Admin: please update the page. —Ms2ger (talk) 18:58, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Please check it's working as I don't think I can replicate this system message. Oh and your sloppiness Ms2ger was using code around editprotected, which I don't think would have worked. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:11, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
Why wouldn't it have worked, if I may ask? —Ms2ger (talk) 19:13, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
Because <code>{{editprotected}}</code> produces this: — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 19:17, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
<code>{{editprotected}}</code>.
Yeah ... I've disabled your editprotected request, Martin. And speaking of sloppy coding ... ;-) --Amalthea 19:34, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
(two edit conflicts) And <code><nowiki>{{editprotected}}</nowiki></code>, which I used, works as intended, no? Using <tt><nowiki>{{editprotected}}</nowiki></tt> for semi-protected pages, on the other hand… —Ms2ger (talk) 19:39, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
nowiki tags are interpreted even inside pre tags, which is why in the hidden section from above it appeared like you didn't use any. Cheers, Amalthea 19:48, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
Okay, so we've all been sloppy now. Except Amalthea, of course, who is perfect :P — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:02, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
Nah, I didn't want to stand out so I made sure to add a typo when I criticized your edit above. :) --Amalthea 22:29, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
You're right, I didn't notice that. Sorry for that. —Ms2ger (talk) 14:23, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

protected edit request[edit]

{{sudo}}

When this was converted to use {{fmbox}}, the fully protected message was given "type=warning", which gives it a red background, which it did not have before. This is not a "warning" message; the user has not done anything wrong by trying to edit the page and there is nothing bad that they can do a a result of having done so, since they can't edit the page, so this should be removed. (Only administrators can edit fully protected pages, and they don't get this message, they get a different one). Gurch (talk) 14:07, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Done, thanks. Amalthea 14:45, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Sandbox detection[edit]

Can we get automatic sandbox detection as well? Change the following:

{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|Template|{{#ifexist:{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc|<li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc]] – which may be freely edited.</li>}}}}

To:

{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|Template|{{#ifexist:{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc|<li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc]] – which may be freely edited.</li>}}}}
{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|Template|{{#ifexist:{{FULLPAGENAME}}/sandbox|<li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Sandbox|sandbox]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/sandbox]] – which may be freely edited.</li>}}}}

Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 11:56, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Support. But can you get both links on one line? (Would require some clever coding to get it grammatical as well...) — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:10, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
Probably doable, but why? The two aren't for the same purpose, and it would needlessly complicate the code (which would have to check for at least three cases rather than just two). Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 12:41, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
YesY Done - But I used a slightly different code:
{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|Template
| {{#switch:
    {{#ifexist:{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc
    | doc
    }}{{#ifexist:{{FULLPAGENAME}}/sandbox
    | sandbox
    }}
  | doc = <li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc]] – which may be freely edited. </li>
  | sandbox = <li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template test cases|sandbox]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/sandbox]] – which may be freely edited. </li>
  | docsandbox = <li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc]] – and a [[Wikipedia:Template test cases|sandbox]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/sandbox]] – both may be freely edited. </li>
  }}
}}
I linked the word "sandbox" to the how-to guide about template sandboxes Wikipedia:Template test cases, instead of the Wikipedia sandbox. And I made so when there are both a /doc and a /sandbox page it shows a combined message. I used the approach you see above so it is easy to modify all three variants of the message any way we see fit.
Another option that I usually prefer is to always link the /sandbox, no matter if it exists or not, since people need to learn that they can make one. I for instance use that approach in the {{high-use}} template.
--David Göthberg (talk) 15:35, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Show editnotice[edit]

When non-admins and IP-users "view the source" of a protected page, they currently don't see the editnotice of the page. But the editnotice often contains information that is useful even when just viewing the source. So I am planning to make it so the editnotices are loaded also when just "viewing the source" of the pages. Technically I will do this by adding the editnotice loader to the MediaWiki messages such as MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext that are shown when non-admins and IP-users view semi and fully protected pages. See discussion at Wikipedia talk:Editnotice#Viewing protected pages.

--David Göthberg (talk) 09:02, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Huge ugly confusing box[edit]

{{sudo}}

Please revert the recent changes to this template. All they have done is take up twice as much space to display the exact same information, and in two boxes, one of them multi-column, rather than a single one. The result is an ugly confusing mess. Gurch (talk) 22:01, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

rejected: (a) that's certainly not all the recent changes have done - in particular, they've introduced an edit request link and custom displays for the Main Page and for WP:SALTed pages. (b) these changes, including the design, have been discussed at Wikipedia:VPT#Make_it_easier_to_submit_edit_requests. Discuss there if you wish to revise the design. Rd232 talk

Edit request link[edit]

Noting recent changes discussed at Wikipedia:VPT#Make_it_easier_to_submit_edit_requests: redesigning for clarity (with table splitting info into two columns), adding an edit request link, customising for the Main Page (shows help links instead) and for salted pages (shows just the SALT-related message).

For reference, the edit request link uses

as appropriate to preload text into the edit request's editbox, and to show instructions. Rd232 talk 22:10, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Ugh. Seriously? What exactly was wrong with the previous instruction of "make requests on the talk page and add the text {{editprotected}}"? This project would benefit a whole lot if someone in power read up on usability and interface design, rather than shoving two screens full of jumbled text down a user's throat and insisting you're "making it easier". Gurch (talk) 23:34, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
You're saying that copying a code (newbie: what the heck is that? basic wikitext can be confusing enough for the nongeek newbie) plus making several clicks without any helpful instructions/guidance, is easier than a single click on a link with guidance - and you want people to read up on usability? I'm not saying it's unimprovable, far from it, but it's certainly better than the status quo ante, as the subsequent increase in reasonable edit requests shows. Also, you're free to consider the table "ugly", but it's certainly less confusing than the previous approach of lumping all the info together in an undifferentiated list. Rd232 talk 11:39, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

As the REVISIONUSER magic word no longer works when editing a page, I have removed this part from the link. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 12:41, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Ambox → Mbox[edit]

{{editprotected}} This message currently uses an {{Ambox}}, though many usages are also on other pages (mostly templates). Thus, I believe that it would be good to replace it with an {{Mbox}}, which will use the proper design. Thank you, --The Evil IP address (talk) 20:46, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Makes sense to me, so Yes check.svg Done. If there's a problem, feel free to revert. Tim Song (talk) 05:52, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Obvious grammar error[edit]

{{editprotected}} "after a 4 days and 10 edits" → "after 4 days and 10 edits" (i.e. remove the "a" )--Cybercobra (talk) 06:36, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Tim Song (talk) 07:12, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Clearer design[edit]

{{editprotected}} Hello. I submitted a request at Wikipedia:MediaWiki_messages#Clearer_design_for_MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext. Rd232‎‎‎‎ and The Evil IP address agreed that this new design looks good.

The code for the new design is in User:Dodoïste/Sandbox2. You just need to copy-paste its content in MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext. You can check the difference between the two versions: I didn't change the text nor the parser functions, only the layout. It will work just fine. Yours, Dodoïste (talk) 12:16, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Now let's see how others like it. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
I, for one, think it looks gorgeous. ~ Amory (utc) 17:03, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Martin ! :-) Dodoïste (talk) 23:08, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

4 days and 10 edits[edit]

Hm, I've just spotted that on 27 March [3] it was changed to specify "4 days and 10 edits" are necessary to overcome semi-protection. I don't see any discussion of that, and I'm pretty sure it was left unspecified before on the grounds that it would encourage people to sign up in order to do harder-to-detect mischief. Should we change it back? There are certainly pros and cons to being very clear about this in a prominent place. Rd232 talk 17:33, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Why not. But the downside of this is newcomers won't know exactly when they will be able to finally edit the page. At some point we have to choose between "making it hard for vandals" or "making it easy for newcomers with good faith". Yours, Dodoïste (talk) 23:14, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Formatting change[edit]

{{editprotected}} Please change twice the string [{{fullurl:{{TALKPAGENAME}}|action=edit&preload=Template:Edit(semi)?protected/preload&editintro=Template:Edit(semi)?protected/editintro&preloadtitle=Edit%20request%20from%20{{currentuser}},%20{{CURRENTDAY}}%20{{monthname|{{CURRENTMONTH}}}}%20{{CURRENTYEAR}}&section=new}} Submit an edit request] to [{{fullurl:{{TALKPAGENAME}}|action=edit&preload=Template:Edit(semi)?protected/preload&editintro=Template:Edit(semi)?protected/editintro&preloadtitle={{urlencode:Edit request from {{REVISIONUSER}}, {{#time:j F Y}}}}&section=new}} Submit an edit request]. This is not only more readable code, but also safer. {{Currentuser}} and {{monthname}} could have been vandalized by anyone, so using wiki markup seems more safe here (not that it's likely to happen). Also using #time is easier than several CURRENT-templates and {{currentuser}} used {{REVISIONUSER}} anyway, so all those templates weren't necessary. Thanks, --The Evil IP address (talk) 14:42, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Seems like an uncontroversial improvement. Yes check.svg Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:04, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

semiprotected talk pages[edit]

Can a link be put up to the non-autoconfirmed talk page if the talk page is semiprotected? Kayau Voting IS evil 23:35, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Change to template[edit]

{{editprotected}} Can an administrator please change this:

{{#ifeq: $1 | protect
| <!-- Fully protected -->
  {{fmbox
  | id    = mw-protectedpagetext
  | type  = system
  | image = none
  | style = border-style:none;
  | text  = 
{{mbox|type=protection|textstyle=font-weight:bold;font-size:130%;|text=This page is currently [[Wikipedia:Protection policy#Full protection|protected]] and can be edited only by [[WP:ADMIN|administrators]].}}
{{#ifexist: {{FULLPAGENAME}}|
<table style="margin-top:1em; background:none;">
<tr><td style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;">
<div style="width:80%; vertical-align:top; background:transparent;">
<div style="position:relative; height:25px; left:1.3em; top:4px;"><h2 style="border-bottom:0; font-size:130%; font-weight:bold; padding:.15em">Why is the page protected?</h2></div>
<ul>
<li> Some [[Wikipedia:Template messages|templates]] and site interface pages are permanently [[Wikipedia:Protection policy#Full protection|protected]] due to visibility. Occasionally, articles are temporarily protected because of [[Wikipedia:Edit war|editing disputes]]. Most articles can be edited by anyone.</li>
<li> The reason for protection can be found in the [{{fullurl:Special:Log|type=protect&page={{FULLPAGENAMEE}}}} protection log]. If there are no relevant entries in the protection log, the page may have been moved after being protected.</li></ul> 
</td><td style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;">
<div style="position:relative; height:25px; left:1.3em; top:4px;"><h2 style="border-bottom:0; font-size:130%; font-weight:bold; padding:.15em">What can I do?</h2></div><ul>{{#ifeq: {{FULLPAGENAME}} | Main Page | <li>[[WP:SIGNUP|Register for an account]] if you don't already have one</li><li>Visit the [[WP:SANDBOX|Sandbox]] to make test edits</li><li>Check out the [[WP:TUTORIAL|Tutorial]] to learn more about editing</li><li>[[Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors|Report errors on the Main Page]]</li>| {{#ifeq: {{NAMESPACE}} | Template
| {{#switch:
    {{#ifexist: {{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc
    | doc
    }}{{#ifexist: {{FULLPAGENAME}}/sandbox
    | sandbox
    }}
  | doc = <li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc]] – which may be freely edited. </li>
  | sandbox = <li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template test cases|sandbox]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/sandbox]] – which may be freely edited. </li>
  | docsandbox = <li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc]] – and a [[Wikipedia:Template test cases|sandbox]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/sandbox]] – both may be freely edited. </li>
  }}
}}
{{#ifexist: {{FULLPAGENAME}}
| {{#ifeq: {{NAMESPACE}} | {{TALKSPACE}}
  |
  | {{#if:{{TALKPAGENAME}}|<li> [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|Discuss this page]] with others.</li>}}
 <li> For move-protected pages, see [[Wikipedia:requested moves|requested moves]].</li>
}}
}}
<li> [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection#Current requests for unprotection|Request unprotection]] of the page. </li>
{{#if:{{TALKPAGENAME}}|<li>If you have noticed an error or have a suggestion for a simple change, you can submit an edit request, by clicking the link below and following instructions. An [[WP:ADMIN|administrator]] may then make the change on your behalf. Please check [[{{TALKPAGENAMEE}}|the article's discussion page]] first, in case the issue is already being discussed.</li>
<center>[{{fullurl:{{TALKPAGENAME}}|action=edit&preload=Template:Editprotected/preload&editintro=Template:Editprotected/editintro&preloadtitle={{urlencode:Edit request from {{REVISIONUSER}}, {{#time:j F Y}}}}&section=new}} Submit an edit request]</center>}}
}}
</ul>
</td></tr>
</table>
|   }}
  }}
| <!-- Semi-protected -->
  {{fmbox
  | id    = mw-semiprotectedpagetext
  | type  = system
  | image = none
  | style = border-style:none;
  | text  = 
{{mbox|type=protection|textstyle=font-weight:bold;font-size:130%;|text=This page is currently semi-protected and can be edited only by established [[Wikipedia:Why create an account?|registered users]].}}

<table style="margin-top:1em; background:none;">
<tr><td style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;">
<div style="width:80%; vertical-align:top; background:transparent;">
<div style="position:relative; height:25px; left:1.3em; top:4px;"><h2 style="border-bottom:0; font-size:130%; font-weight:bold; padding:.15em">Why is the page protected?</h2></div>
<ul>
<li> While most articles can be edited by anyone, [[Wikipedia:Protection policy#Semi-protection|semi-protection]] is sometimes necessary to prevent [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|vandalism]] to popular pages.</li>
<li> The reason for protection can be found in the [{{fullurl:Special:Log|type=protect&page={{FULLPAGENAMEE}}}} protection log]. If there are no relevant entries in the protection log, the page may [{{fullurl:Special:Log|type=move&page={{FULLPAGENAMEE}}}} have been moved] after being protected.</li></ul> </td><td style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;">
<div style="position:relative; height:25px; left:1.3em; top:4px;"><h2 style="border-bottom:0; font-size:130%; font-weight:bold; padding:.15em">What can I do?</h2></div><ul><li> If you have a user account, [[Special:UserLogin|log in]] first. If you do not yet have an account, you may [{{fullurl:Special:UserLogin|type=signup}} create one]; after [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Autoconfirmed users|4 days and 10 edits]], you will be able to edit semi-protected pages.</li>
{{#ifexist: {{FULLPAGENAME}}
| {{#ifeq: {{NAMESPACE}} | {{TALKSPACE}}
  |
  | <li>[[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|Discuss this page]] with others.</li>
<li>[[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection#Current requests for unprotection|Request unprotection]] of the page.</li>
<li>If you have noticed an error or have a suggestion for a simple change, you can submit an edit request by clicking the link below and following the instructions. An [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Autoconfirmed users|established user]] may then make the change on your behalf. Please check [[{{TALKPAGENAMEE}}|the article's discussion page]] first, in case the issue is already being discussed.</li>
  }}
}}
<center>
[{{fullurl:{{TALKPAGENAME}}|action=edit&preload=Template:Editsemiprotected/preload&editintro=Template:Editsemiprotected/editintro&preloadtitle=Edit%20request%20from%20{{currentuser}},%20{{CURRENTDAY}}%20{{monthname|{{CURRENTMONTH}}}}%20{{CURRENTYEAR}}&section=new}} Submit an edit request]
</center>
</ul>
</td></tr>
</table>
  }}
}}{{editnotice load
| notice action = view 
}}

to this:

{{#ifeq: $1 | protect
| <!-- Fully protected -->
  {{fmbox
  | id    = mw-protectedpagetext
  | type  = system
  | image = none
  | style = border-style:none;
  | text  = 
{{mbox|type=protection|textstyle=font-weight:bold; font-size:130%;|text=This page is currently [[Wikipedia:Protection policy#Full protection|protected]] and can be edited only by [[Wikipedia:Administrators|administrators]].}}
{{#ifexist: {{FULLPAGENAME}}|
<table style="margin-top:1em; background:none;">
<tr><td style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;">
<div style="width:80%; vertical-align:top; background:transparent;">
<div style="position:relative; height:25px; left:1.3em; top:4px;"><h2 style="border-bottom:0; font-size:130%; font-weight:bold; padding:.15em;">Why is the page protected?</h2></div>
<ul>
<li> Some [[Wikipedia:Template messages|templates]] and site interface pages are permanently [[Wikipedia:Protection policy#Full protection|protected]] due to visibility. Occasionally, articles are temporarily protected because of [[Wikipedia:Edit war|editing disputes]]. Most articles can be edited by anyone.</li>
<li> The reason for protection can be found in the [{{fullurl:Special:Log|type=protect&page={{FULLPAGENAMEE}}}} protection log]. If there are no relevant entries in the protection log, the page may have been moved after being protected.</li></ul> 
</div>
</td><td style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;">
<div style="position:relative; height:25px; left:1.3em; top:4px;"><h2 style="border-bottom:0; font-size:130%; font-weight:bold; padding:.15em;">What can I do?</h2></div>
<ul>
{{#ifeq: {{FULLPAGENAME}} | Main Page | <li>[[Wikipedia:Why create an account?|Register for an account]] if you don't already have one</li><li>Visit the [[Wikipedia:Sandbox|Sandbox]] to make test edits</li>
<li>Check out the [[Wikipedia:Tutorial|Tutorial]] to learn more about editing</li>
<li>[[Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors|Report errors on the Main Page]]</li>| {{#ifeq: {{NAMESPACE}} | Template
| {{#switch:
    {{#ifexist: {{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc
    | doc
    }}{{#ifexist: {{FULLPAGENAME}}/sandbox
    | sandbox
    }}
  | doc = <li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc]] – which may be freely edited. </li>
  | sandbox = <li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template test cases|sandbox]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/sandbox]] – which may be freely edited. </li>
  | docsandbox = <li> This template has a [[Wikipedia:Template documentation|documentation]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc]] – and a [[Wikipedia:Template test cases|sandbox]] page – [[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/sandbox]] – both may be freely edited. </li>
  }}
}}
{{#ifexist: {{FULLPAGENAME}}
| {{#ifeq: {{NAMESPACE}} | {{TALKSPACE}}
  |
  | {{#if:{{TALKPAGENAME}}|<li> [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|Discuss this page]] with others.</li>}}
 <li> For move-protected pages, see [[Wikipedia:requested moves|requested moves]].</li>
}}
}}
<li> [[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection#Current requests for unprotection|Request unprotection]] of the page. </li>
{{#if:{{TALKPAGENAME}}|<li>If you have noticed an error or have a suggestion for a simple change, you can submit an edit request, by clicking the link below and following instructions. An [[Wikipedia:Administrators|administrator]] may then make the change on your behalf. Please check [[{{TALKPAGENAMEE}}|the article's discussion page]] first, in case the issue is already being discussed.</li>
<li style="list-style:none; display:inline;">
<div style="text-align:center; margin:auto;">
<p>[{{fullurl:{{TALKPAGENAME}}|action=edit&preload=Template:Editprotected/preload&editintro=Template:Editprotected/editintro&preloadtitle={{urlencode:Edit request from {{REVISIONUSER}}, {{#time:j F Y}}}}&section=new}} Submit an edit request]</p>
</div>
</li>
}}
}}
</ul>
</td></tr>
</table>
|   }}
  }}
| <!-- Semi-protected -->
  {{fmbox
  | id    = mw-semiprotectedpagetext
  | type  = system
  | image = none
  | style = border-style:none;
  | text  = 
{{mbox|type=protection|textstyle=font-weight:bold; font-size:130%;|text=This page is currently semi-protected and can be edited only by established [[Wikipedia:Why create an account?|registered users]].}}

<table style="margin-top:1em; background:none;">
<tr><td style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;">
<div style="width:80%; vertical-align:top; background:transparent;">
<div style="position:relative; height:25px; left:1.3em; top:4px;"><h2 style="border-bottom:0; font-size:130%; font-weight:bold; padding:.15em;">Why is the page protected?</h2></div>
<ul>
<li> While most articles can be edited by anyone, [[Wikipedia:Protection policy#Semi-protection|semi-protection]] is sometimes necessary to prevent [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|vandalism]] to popular pages.</li>
<li> The reason for protection can be found in the [{{fullurl:Special:Log|type=protect&page={{FULLPAGENAMEE}}}} protection log]. If there are no relevant entries in the protection log, the page may [{{fullurl:Special:Log|type=move&page={{FULLPAGENAMEE}}}} have been moved] after being protected.</li>
</ul>
</div>
</td><td style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;">
<div style="position:relative; height:25px; left:1.3em; top:4px;"><h2 style="border-bottom:0; font-size:130%; font-weight:bold; padding:.15em;">What can I do?</h2></div><ul><li> If you have a user account, [[Special:UserLogin|log in]] first. If you do not yet have an account, you may [{{fullurl:Special:UserLogin|type=signup}} create one]; after [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Autoconfirmed users|4 days and 10 edits]], you will be able to edit semi-protected pages.</li>
{{#ifexist: {{FULLPAGENAME}}
| {{#ifeq: {{NAMESPACE}} | {{TALKSPACE}}
  |
  | <li>[[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|Discuss this page]] with others.</li>
<li>[[Wikipedia:Requests for page protection#Current requests for unprotection|Request unprotection]] of the page.</li>
<li>If you have noticed an error or have a suggestion for a simple change, you can submit an edit request by clicking the link below and following the instructions. An [[Wikipedia:User access levels#Autoconfirmed users|established user]] may then make the change on your behalf. Please check [[{{TALKPAGENAMEE}}|the article's discussion page]] first, in case the issue is already being discussed.</li>
  }}
}}
<li style="list-style:none; display:inline;">
<div style="text-align:center; margin:auto;">
<p>[{{fullurl:{{TALKPAGENAME}}|action=edit&preload=Template:Editsemiprotected/preload&editintro=Template:Editsemiprotected/editintro&preloadtitle=Edit%20request%20from%20{{REVISIONUSER}},%20{{CURRENTDAY}}%20{{monthname|{{CURRENTMONTH}}}}%20{{CURRENTYEAR}}&section=new}} Submit an edit request]</p>
</div>
</li>
</ul>
</td></tr>
</table>
  }}
}}{{editnotice load
| notice action = view 
}}

I've made many small edits to the template. If the template is hard to copy in the <pre> box, use the editing window. I've delimited the code with very visible comments. Just don't copy the <pre> tags and the hidden comments. If you wish to see what changes I've made, feel free to use "Show changes". Cheers, MC10 (TCGBL) 17:04, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Note: This was mostly done but the "span style=align-text:center" change didn't work so the old center tags were re-instated. Rambo's Revenge (talk) 19:29, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
I've made a few more fixes, and fixed the center issue. I've put the editprotected notice back up. MC10 (TCGBL) 23:50, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Perhaps it would be better in future to link to some code in your userspace rather than cluttering up the talk page? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 08:36, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Semiprotected pages[edit]

Can someone take a look at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard#Edit_semiprotected and enact any fix that may be required? (providing a link and not cross-posting to keep it at one location; I'm not sure which one's the right location, so feel free to move the entire post here, if it should be discussed here). cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 06:28, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

{{editprotected}} Per the above linked discussion, can all instances of Template:Editsemiprotected in this page be replaced with Template:Edit semi-protected/ and Template:Editprotected/ with Template:Edit protected/ ? Thanks. sonia 07:22, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Done? Courcelles 09:05, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Yep. Thanks. sonia 09:11, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Jafeluv, 17 October 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Selena Gomez also had 2 music videos that came out in 2010 "Round and Round" and "A Year Without Rain"

JCWM26 (talk) 12:47, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Celestra (talk) 15:48, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Thescottishlass, 23 January 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Gregg Sulkin is now single after breaking up with his girlfriend in London. In 2009, there were rumours that he was dating Miley Cyrus, but these were untrue.

Thescottishlass (talk) 02:00, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

This is the wrong place for this request - please go over to Talk:Gregg Sulkin if you're still interested in making this request. Skier Dude (talk) 05:44, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

CSS tweaks[edit]

Could it be possible to place the "Why is the page protected?" and the "What can I do?" columns between <div id=xxxxxxxx></div><nowiki> or <nowiki><div class="protected-page-explanation"></div>? This would allow people to tweak their monobook.css (or whatever skin they use) to remove the columns, but keep the "this page is protected" notice. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 04:25, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

It only appears when editing a page the user can't edit. I'm not convinced that removing the help instructions from that context is really a good thing. Is there some way to give users the option to collapse that help by default, but still have it a click away? Rd232 talk 08:33, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
This isn't about removing the instructions for people who never saw them. This is about letting long time editors remove messages they read a zillion times. I appreciate the banner letting me know that the page is protected (if I click the "edit" button of the a protected template for example). But the "what can I do" and "why is the page protected" is basically clutter. I know why pages are typically protected, and I know what I could do if i need an edit done. I have a huge screen (11.5 inches vertical), and these take about 2.75 inch or roughly 25% of my vertical screenspace. It's worse on my laptop (smaller screen / lower resolution). Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 10:24, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
Well, I understand the space issue - it is a big notice; that's why I suggested collapsing. I have no objection if somebody else wants to just implement the CSS ID, but I'd rather get a third opinion on this, so I'm not going to do it myself right now. Rd232 talk 10:58, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Protected Special pages[edit]

I believe it's not possible for Special pages to be protected, so I've added code which checks for the Special namespace in the assumption that the resulting custom message will only be displayed at Special:Upload (which displays MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext when uploading to a protected filename). Rd232 talk 23:38, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Edit request: add CSS hook[edit]

Hi, please add a class or id to the <table> tag for reference from user CSS pages (e.g. <table style="margin-top:1em; background:none;"> to <table class="classname" style="margin-top:1em; background:none;">). Thanks! — Bility (talk) 00:30, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

It has an id doesnt' it ? #mw-protectedpagetext and #mw-semiprotectedpagetext. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 11:41, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
Shoot, you're right, I didn't go up far enough in the source to see the whole thing is inside another table. Request withdrawn! — Bility (talk) 16:32, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Discussion notification[edit]

A discussion that may result in a change to this interface message has been started at WP:VPR#Add the ability to override the default "this page is protected" edit notice. Please join the discussion there. Thanks. Anomie 15:44, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Please implement Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/Archive 77#Add the ability to override the default "this page is protected" edit notice. If you use the diff suggested in that discussion, you could also copy Template:Editnotices/Page/Template_talk:Reflist to Template:Editnotices/Protection/Template:Reflist to test the thing. Anomie 10:39, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Seems to work. I think we need to update Template:Editnotices/Group/Template:Editnotices (it currently gives a error message when editting /Protection notices), Template:Editnotice load (to get a link to the protection notice?) and maybe some other pages as well. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 16:33, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! I've added Wikipedia:Editnotice#Protection notices and requested the needed edits for Template:Editnotices/Group/Template:Editnotices and Template:Editnotices/Group/Template talk:Editnotices. Not sure whether Template:Editnotice load really needs editing or not, I'll leave that for others to decide. Anomie 23:34, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from LikeLakers2, 20:40, 3 December 2011 (UTC)[edit]

See [4] for the main part of the edit.

Please change it so that the namespace that is used for the ifeq will use {{ns:6}} instead of {{ns:-1}}. This ensures that it will only use this for file pages.

As a result, please also add code for non-file namespace pages for the move protections. LikeLakers2 (talk | Sign my guestbook!) 20:40, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

You're going to have to explain this much better. For a start, what is the purpose of {{#titleparts:{{FULLPAGENAME}}|1|2}}? — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 22:02, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Edit Request: Gold Lock for Full Protection[edit]

Right now when a page is fully protected, it uses the silver lock which stands for semi-protection. Could you change the message so that it uses the gold lock that stands for full protection? Techman224Talk 02:12, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Actually, it's not the "semi-protected" lock, it's the "generic ambox protected lock". They are slightly different colors. But Done anyway. Anomie 17:58, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 29 February 2012[edit]

i would like to to get file format application /x-msdos-program supported


Phaq4ever (talk) 10:56, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

First, you're in the wrong place. And second, that is never going to happen due to the likelihood of people uploading viruses or other malware and the unlikeliness of any such file being useful to an encyclopedia article. Anomie 12:12, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Revise[edit]

Can you add this for fully protected pages:

If you are fully experienced, then file a request for adminship.

m'encarta (t) 22:09, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

I don't think this is an appropriate place to put this. Anyone ready for adminship would know about RFA. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 06:29, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes, but it's too bad less people are applying for adminship than years ago! m'encarta (t) 22:40, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 19 June 2012[edit]

Please semi-protect the page "Executive privilege" because of the recent history involving Attorney General Eric Holder and Operation Fast and Furious, it has been subject to numerous acts of vandalism. Grammarxxx (talk) 11:29, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Not done: requests for changes to the page protection level should be made at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:50, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Redirected talk pages[edit]

See User talk:Gadget850#Redirected talk pages. Many templates have sub-templates - for example, Template:Coord/display/title is a subtemplate of Template:Coord. In a lot of cases, the talk pages for the subtemplates are redirected to the main template, and this is indeed the case with Template talk:Coord/display/title.

New or newish users sometimes find their way to one of these subtemplates, and on going for the "View source" tab they see MediaWiki:Protectedpagetext. They might then click on "Submit an edit request"; unfortunately the edit request is posted to the talk page which is directly linked - the redirect is not respected. Perhaps the "Submit an edit request" link could detect that it's pointing to a redirect, and follow that redirect. Is this at all possible? Note that not all subtemplates have redirected talk pages - Template talk:Citation/core doesn't, for instance - therefore it's not as simple as comparing {{PAGENAME}} against {{SUBPAGENAME}} in order to detect a subpage. --Redrose64 (talk) 11:49, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Figuring out how many people sign up via this message[edit]

Hey all,

Recently my team enabled Extension:Campaigns, which makes it easy to figure out how many people sign up via a link, by adding a bit to URLs like "?campaign=test". This functionality has been around in previous forms for several years, under names like CustomUserSignup.

Anyway, the new campaigns extension is here to stay, and I'd like to propose adding a campaign identifier ("campaign=semiprotectednotice") to the "create account" link in this MediaWiki message. This message is presented to thousands of people who might be interested in editing semi-protected pages, but we have no idea how many end up creating accounts, or if they end up actually editing anything afterwards.

Aggregate stats on how many people sign up via the link in this message will help my team figure out how many new accounts are coming in via semi-protected pages. We're constantly trying to get data that helps us prioritize our experimentation, so knowing this will help us plan what kind of features to test next. For the community, knowing this will hopefully help inform decision-making as well, such as what should go in this message. Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 01:05, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Done —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 12:50, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! It works, but so far my test account is the only successful account creation from the "you may _create one_" link. I don't know how many anonymous users see this message or how many click the link (the answer to data questions is more biggerer data :) ). BTW, the link doesn't have a returnto link (or the fix to use Special:UserLogin/signup that it would need). Since the new user has to make 10 more edits to overcome protection, returning to the protected page may not make sense and the Special:GettingStarted after account creation helps the new user make those edits; still there might be an appropriate page to offer as returnto. -- S Page (WMF) (talk) 21:54, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
A week's worth of data will seal the deal, so to speak, but I've posted preliminary results. Looks like very few people so far are using the create account link in this message... Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 20:57, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

Please change

{{#ifeq: $1 | protect

to

{{#ifeq: $1 | editprotected

in order to fix the erroneous display of the "semi-protected" notice on fully-protected pages. — This, that and the other (talk) 08:06, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Already done by Redrose64. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:30, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

Please replace both places where Wikipedia:Requests_for_page_protection#Current_requests_for_unprotection appears with Wikipedia:Requests_for_page_protection#Current_requests_for_reduction_in_protection_level due to a change in the section header. Ramaksoud2000 (Talk to me) 21:48, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Not done: The correct fix was this, or something very similar, because there are almost certainly other pages and templates linking to the same heading. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:27, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
Ah thanks. I remembered there was a template that did that, but I couldn't find it. Ramaksoud2000 (Talk to me) 23:39, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 8 December 2013[edit]

Change all 3 instances of "clicking the link below" to "clicking the button below". Jackmcbarn (talk) 23:31, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Done --Redrose64 (talk) 23:46, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 17 December 2013[edit]

I noticed that when I click view source on a protected template only to edit by template editors, the lock was gold. Shouldn't the lock be light pink? Blurred Lines 18:29, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

The request is for the templateeditor parameter to match {{Pp-meta}} which displays File:Padlock-pink.svg on the rendered page. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:42, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Done, see here --Redrose64 (talk) 18:55, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Template:Protected page text[edit]

I've migrated most of the code in this message to the above templates, as it was getting really messy. This way we only have to write the difficult code once, instead of once for each protection level. I already found a slight omission in the template protection code during migration (it said "an administrator may make the change" instead of "an administrator or template editor may make the change"). If anyone sees anything else they would like to tweak, your input will be very welcome. It will probably be best to post about it at the template talk page in order to keep discussion together. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:54, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 16 January 2014[edit]

Please replace the contents of the page with the following:


This causes the normal protection banner to be replaced with a much smaller message if cascading protection is also present. This should be changed after the change at MediaWiki talk:Cascadeprotected#Protected edit request on 2 January 2014 is made. Jackmcbarn (talk) 21:48, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 05:00, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 6 February 2014[edit]

Please replace the contents of the page with the following:

This removes the mini-banner showing the protection level when cascading protection is present, as it only shows up in some cases, which causes more confusion than it was supposed to solve. Jackmcbarn (talk) 23:05, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Done. Sorry for the delay. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:48, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Add a blue lock for salted page.[edit]

Padlock-skyblue.svg Nerd in Texas (talk) 12:53, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

That actually belongs on MediaWiki:Titleprotected. I've submitted an edit request for it. Jackmcbarn (talk) 14:22, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 July 2014[edit]

188.55.6.147 (talk) 23:03, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Jackmcbarn (talk) 23:11, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Riosa, Tinechris[edit]

I'm a real _Filipino_ and I can understand _Simple_English_ but I can't get how to Talk with them. :( Teach me Please that is my request. Riosa, Tinechris (talk) 12:58, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 28 August 2014[edit]

Please replace the contents of the page with the following:

Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:42, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

@Jackmcbarn: I don't quite understand the reason for this update. I found the documentation for the new $2 parameter at translatewiki.net, and the new switch for the {{editnotice load}} template makes sense to me. However, none of the templates that $1 and $2 are passed to in the new version actually support {{{1}}} or {{{2}}} parameters. (That's {{protected page text/full}}, {{protected page text/template}}, {{protected page text/semi}}, and the editnotices at Special:PrefixIndex/Template:Editnotices/Protection/.) Are you planning to update some/all of these as well? — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:46, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
@Mr. Stradivarius: Once this edit gets made, then I'll update the other templates. Jackmcbarn (talk) 12:03, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
@Jackmcbarn: Ok, but what are you planning on doing with them? — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 12:33, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
@Mr. Stradivarius: Currently, there's a bug that if you try to move a move-protected page, you get a message as if it were edit-protected, which this will fix. (And other things of a similar nature). Jackmcbarn (talk) 13:50, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done @Jackmcbarn: Ok, got it. It's now live. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 14:34, 29 August 2014 (UTC)