MediaWiki talk:Cascadeprotected

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Looking at the en version, here's what I think would be appropriate links for this message:

That's probably all we need, and as we only have ONE deletion process (well two if you count speedy), ours doesn't need most of the ParserFunction stuff on en.--Nilfanion 19:54, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

cool. speedy need any words at all? ++Lar: t/c 20:02, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Commons:Deletion guidelines#Speedy deletion is a mere subpage of the deletion guidelines (and contains the formal criteria). I can't think offhand of any pages/files that have been salted after a deletion request, the sort of things that get salted here are obvious speedies; so a link to a deletion request is probably pointless. With that in mind, maybe just link directly to the speedy section?--Nilfanion 20:11, 1 March 2007 (UTC)


per the above. needs testing though. Any candidate pages that already have cascadeprotection and pages that ref them? ++Lar: t/c 02:47, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

I tried various gyrations and did not see the page ever appear. But I may not have the right sequence down. can someone else try it? Thanks! ++Lar: t/c 03:19, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Have you tried logging out? MediaWiki:Cascadeprotected isn't displayed for users logged into sysop accounts. —David Levy 04:21, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I tried it as an IP, but not as a non sysop sock. What would really help is the sequence of steps to do to one or more files to see the message displayed. I could try it on en: see it, then try it here... thanks! PS your help has been invaluable! ++Lar: t/c 13:26, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Any attempt by a non-sysop to create one of the pages listed here should trigger the message's display. Typing a page's location in the address bar (e.g. and attempting to edit the page, performing a "Go" search for one of the non-image titles and following the "create this page" link, or simply following one of the non-image links at Commons:Protected against recreation (or any direct link) should accomplish this.
Incidentally, if a non-sysop attempts to upload an image protected against creation, the standard protection message should appear.
I hope that this helps.  :-) —David Levy 14:23, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Tested it with my new sock, Larbot (talk · contributions · Move log · Number of edits · logs · block log). Following the link (pasted in) to Image:Wiki.png did not work, you get the standard "this image does not exist, you can upload it" and following that link gets the upload page.... But following links to non image pages did work, the MediaWiki:Cascadeprotected page is displayed as part of the page returned. Are you sure about image behaviour or did I maybe do it wrong? Thanks again for your help!!! ++Larbot - run by User:Lar - t/c 21:01, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
As noted above, if a non-sysop attempts to upload an image protected against creation (meaning that he/she selects a local image, specifies the protected image title as the destination filename, and clicks "Upload file"), the standard protection message (the one displayed when someone tries to upload an image under the title of a protected image that actually exists) should appear.
If he/she attempts to edit the nonexistent image's description page (by following the aforementioned link and clicking the "edit" tab), the message should be displayed. —David Levy 21:22, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Well does it work for you? You're a non Sysop at this time, right? (but that's fixable!!!)... When I pasted into the address bar as a non sysop, I got the upload page. I did not actually try to upload anything, that particular image has been a bit of a source of confusion :) ++Lar: t/c 21:39, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Indeed, I'm not a sysop here. (And yes, that can be frustrating at times.) Please add a test image title to Commons:Protected against recreation (e.g. File:Protection test.png), and I'll attempt to upload an image under that filename. (Just in case this doesn't work, I don't want to accidentally create File:Wiki.png.) —David Levy 00:57, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Test results[edit]

(outdent) OK I have added Image:Protection test.png to that page. Then I went into IE and signed in as larbot and tried to upload the image. I got the upload screen, gave it a file to try to upload and instead of the desired page I got a page (url was that just says:

Upload file
Upload warning
Protected page 

(in large, medium and small/red font respectively)

I then created the image as an admin, overriding the protection, and then deleted it again. Same result when I tried uploading it as a non admin. So either that's not the right sequence of things, or the page isn't done right because I messed it up. Can I try this on en? do you know an image there that this is true for off hand? Thanks! Sorry this is taking so many iterations. Are you ever on IRC? maybe we could sort it that way?? ++Lar: t/c 03:01, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

This was the expected behavior. MediaWiki:Cascadeprotected applies only to attempted edits (not to attempted uploads). As noted above, the standard protection message (the one displayed when someone tries to upload an image under the title of a protected image that actually exists) appears instead. For example, if you attempt (under your Larbot account) to upload an image under the filename Symbol support vote.svg (a protected image), you'll receive the same message.
I suggest that you replace MediaWiki:Protectedpage with a message along the lines of the following:
The attempted action is restricted at this time. You may contact a Commons administrator to request its completion.
If you wish to chat via IRC, let me know. My schedule is tight on Fridays and weekends, but I should be available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  :-) —David Levy 16:15, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
ah. NOW I get it. I tried this link (from larbot): ... that is, trying to EDIT the page of a nonexistent, protected, image, and I get the expected MediaWiki:Cascadeprotected page embedded in the warning page (view source) returned. Now I get it. This is working correctly. Yaay. But now on to changing MediaWiki:Protectedpage.. :) ++Lar: t/c 19:55, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm glad that everything is working properly. If I can be of any further assistance, just let me know.  :-) —David Levy 22:15, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

List of pages[edit]

{{editprotected}} Due to a software change, this page does not automatically display the list of pages which are protected with cascade protection. After each of the two closing span tags, please add a line break followed by $2. Check out the en version for how it is done there if you want to. RockMFR 00:11, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done. I did a copy past from en:User:RockMFR/commonscascadeprotected. Thanks. --Steinninn ♨ 15:46, 3 October 2007 (UTC)



This page is currently protected from editing because it is transcluded in the following pages, which are protected with the "cascading" option:



I thought this layout is looking better, what do you think? --Kanonkas(talk) 17:10, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm hesitant of anything that makes us even more en.wp. We don't need to do everything they do. I prefer the current style, but it's not really a big deal. Change it if you want. Rocket000 (talk) 20:50, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
I didn't realize there was all that unnecessary code. And the red was too much. I was confusing this with MediaWiki:Cascadeprotectedwarning which I thought matched MediaWiki:Protectedpagewarning. Rocket000 (talk) 16:39, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
✓ Done, you changed it. --Kanonkas(talk) 11:22, 5 August 2008 (UTC)