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Option to Not Lock if Page is Just Being Cut for Maintenance:
I had put in a cut request for a trivia page that had been blanked and it was denied apparently because we don't cut such pages due to the fact that cutting creates an automatic lock. I suggested that there ought to be an option to choose not to lock if the page is only being cut for maintenance, and it was suggested that I bring it up here. So that's my wish. It just seems a bit of an inconvnience to have pages showing up on indexes or dropdowns that are blank.
I know what you mean about the trivia page. It stinks to have a thick-bordered button lead to nothing. Maybe blank subpages can automatically have their top-of-the-page buttons removed or have the outlines thinned?
I'm in favour of the idea, as well.
grr arghAs am I.
Just some ordinary bloke looking for work... Also, for "vandalism", just send me a PM and I'll put it on my page. Thanks! :)
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Dragon WriterAgree. The cut form should have a checkbox indicating whether the condemned page should also be locked. And as most cuts wind up with a page lock anyway, it can even be pre-checked by default.
Two Christmas wormsAlso agree. This system goes way over its purpose. Also, I think that the autolocker should be disabled altogether for pages in the /Sandbox/ namespace. It's only an annoyance there.
Gone bananas.Perhaps another idea could be for a cutmaster to be given the choice to change whether or not for a page to be autolocked. For example, if a request for a Maintenance Cut is accidentally sent with the box checked, the cutmaster can override it. Another example is when a page that's particularly problematic is requested, but no lock is requested, the cutmaster can choose to lock the page anyway.
edited 30th Mar '12 2:53:56 PM by VmKid
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