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'''Protecting and unprotecting pages''' is very straightforward, but these operations require [[Help:Sysops and permissions|sysop permissions]].
 
'''Protecting and unprotecting pages''' is very straightforward, but these operations require [[Help:Sysops and permissions|sysop permissions]].
  
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There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected. Typically a protected page is one which has been repeatedly targeted with vandalism, or where it is believed that any vandalism would have a unusually severe impact. However there are also many good reasons for ''not'' protecting pages. As a sysop you must make this choice, and wield your power responsibly. A good reason to protect pages would to maintain some overall structure deemed desirable for a specific wiki.
 
There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected. Typically a protected page is one which has been repeatedly targeted with vandalism, or where it is believed that any vandalism would have a unusually severe impact. However there are also many good reasons for ''not'' protecting pages. As a sysop you must make this choice, and wield your power responsibly. A good reason to protect pages would to maintain some overall structure deemed desirable for a specific wiki.
  
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[[Category:Help|Protecting and unprotecting pages]]

Revision as of 16:32, 28 October 2008

Protecting and unprotecting pages is very straightforward, but these operations require sysop permissions.

You can designate a page as a protected page by clicking the 'Protect page' tab, and supplying a comment (a brief textual description of why you are protecting the page)

There are several reasons why a particular page might be protected. Typically a protected page is one which has been repeatedly targeted with vandalism, or where it is believed that any vandalism would have a unusually severe impact. However there are also many good reasons for not protecting pages. As a sysop you must make this choice, and wield your power responsibly. A good reason to protect pages would to maintain some overall structure deemed desirable for a specific wiki.