MozillaWiki:Policies/Page protection

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What is 'page protection'?

Page protection is the restricting of editing or moving of specific pages to certain user groups.

When is page protection appropriate?

Page protection should be applied to pages that have be subjected to repeated vandalism, and on pages for which vandalism would unusually disruptive (e.g. on highly visited pages).

When is page protection not appropriate?

Page protection should not be used to enforce an approval process for editing content.

What are other ways to monitor pages for wrong or unauthorized edits?

If you are concerned about misinformed edits to pages, you should add pages you care about to your watchlist. Any time someone edits a page on your watchlist, you'll receive an email notifying you of the change. This will give you an opportunity to review the change and roll it back or edit as necessary. Additionally, you can use the email user feature on the wiki to communicate with whoever made the edit.

Requesting page protection

At any time you can request page protection be added or removed by filing a bug.

Will you create a special user group for my team so I can limit editing just to them?

Generally no, unless there is a very good reason to do so. Creating and maintaining user groups is a relatively costly activity. It cannot be done via the user interface and requires a configuration change and production push. Instead, if your page(s) absolutely need page protection, we ask you to consider if limiting to confirmed wiki users is sufficient.