Wikipedia talk:New admin/Protecting deleted pages

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Salting is a pretty good metaphor for this. Nice work! Has this been posted somewhere or is it still in process? --Kukini hablame aqui 20:17, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. The text of this page isn't on any other page yet, if that's what you mean. I was going to move it out of my userspace once I'd had a couple of opinions from users: the current possible titles are either Wikipedia:new admin/Protecting/Salt(ing) or Wikipedia:new admin/Salt(ing), whichever people prefer. Acalamari 21:51, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
I think I prefer the former. It provides a little more clarity. --Kukini hablame aqui 21:53, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
I thought the same. Can you suggest any improvements or error-corrections to the text? I'd be happy to make changes to the salting instructions now rather than give new admins slightly wrong or incorrectly formatted information. Thanks. Acalamari 21:57, 11 January 2008 (UTC)


Is this the same as "delete lock"? Is delete lock the old name for salting? I'm confused. (I do think delete salting is a better term.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:27, 26 April 2009 (UTC)


I see that this page has been tagged as outdated for a long time. Here is one thing I noticed that is outdated: 2. At the top of the page, click the protect button. There is no such button at the top of the page. I propose replacing this instruction with 2. At the top of the page, look under the "More" dropdown menu and choose "Protect". Or for an automated method, look under Twinkle and choose "PP". Does this seem correct? I am a brand new admin so I hesitate to change it, but if no one else chimes in here I will. --MelanieN (talk) 17:20, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Sounds good to me; go ahead. Thanks for helping to update this page. :) Acalamari 19:45, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your prompt response; I changed it. I see that item #3 is also incorrect. It now says 3. To semi-protect the article from creation, select block new and unregistered users in the create box. Although IPs cannot create pages anyway, registered users who are below the autoconfirmed level will not be able to create the page. Selecting block all non-admin users will prevent non-admins from creating the page. Those instructions are no longer valid, at least in Vector. I propose to change it as follows: 3. To salt the article, select allow only administrators; this will prevent anyone who is not an administrator from creating the page. To semi-protect the article from creation, select allow only autoconfirmed users in the create box. IPs cannot create pages anyway; this choice means that registered users who are below the autoconfirmed level will also not be able to create the page. Does this sound OK? --MelanieN (talk) 22:12, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
It does. I wrote the old wording years ago and I'm grateful that you're taking the time to update it; much appreciated! Acalamari 22:21, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
That's always a problem when they change the coding; all the instructions become obsolete. Do you want to check and see if it is now accurate enough to remove the "outdated" tag? What about the stuff at the bottom about transcluding, is that still valid? --MelanieN (talk) 22:54, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
I might take another look at another time but I'd say it's okay to remove the tag; at least you took the time to update the page rather than slap a tag on it.
My personal opinion about the transclusion section is that while it's outdated, it's useful purely so that new administrators can read up a little on how pages used to be protected before it became, well, easy to protected deleted pages. :) Maybe clarify a little more that the section is there for historical reasons? Acalamari 23:11, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
OK, done. That's the problem with being a content-oriented editor: everything you read, you want to fix! 0;-D --MelanieN (talk) 23:19, 22 January 2015 (UTC)