This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made in the Senate Hall or new Consensus Track pages rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. The result of the debate was stop new users from moving pages: this requires Wikia staff intervention. —Silly Dan(talk) 22:05, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
This is a proposal to make it so that only admins can move articles.
This is to address the growing number of mvoe vandals, which struck again today. Basically, I am getting sick of the large amount of time - in some cases, over an hour - I have spent undoing their work. It is especially difficult if they move things with a talk page, or move pages multiple times, thus erasing entire pages.
I know that it will not stop vandalism, but especially since people have rejected the requirement to register before editing, this will help end the worst cases of vandalism. And with the number of admisn we have, the the rarity of the need to move articles, this really shouldn't be a problem.
STRONGEST AGAINST EVER. Non-admins must be allowed to move articles. Moving articles is part of ensuring factual accuracy, which is not only the admins' duty, but that of all users. - Sikon (Vacation) 12:12, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
I think this is how things work now, actually, so I might actually be voting for "no further restrictions." —Silly Dan(talk) 02:38, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
Support. The amount of time doesn't even have to be very long - even a single day would still massively slow down move vandals, and stop just as many - only the most hardcore vandal will wait until tomorrow for vandalism they sign up for today. jSarek 03:39, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
This is how they do it on Wikipedia and it seems to work rather well there. Sulgran 04:18, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
Is it possible to make it so that a user has to be registered for 4 days or so before they can move an article, similar to Wikipedia's semi-protection policy? Or has something like that already been implemented? -- I need a name 13:56, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
They have something like that over at SW Fanon, so it is possible. StarNeptuneTalk to me! 14:07, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
I think we do have a system restricting the page move rate for new users here, which is why the last bunch of vandals are only moving one or two articles, then proceeding to page blanking. I'd much prefer it if rather than coming four days after registration, move privleges came four days after a user's first edit in the main article space, but this may not be an option which Wikia's coders could implement with the current software. Perhaps someone could ask over on the central wiki? —Silly Dan(talk) 14:59, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
Well no moving till 3-5 days sounds good to me. And how are moving and redirecting different? With the exception of how redirecting isn't automatic/... well you know what I mean. — Aiddat(Holonet) (Contribs Log) 15:05, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
A Restict new users option was added by User:Sikon. Thanks. -Finlayson 20:41, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
So, has anyone done anything with this yet? Because move vandals are still getting on my nerves. Kuralyov 21:25, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
I'd say we have consensus for the third option (restrict new users only, everyone else can move as they see fit.) I suggest you make the request in the central Wikia's forum, and leave a note linking to the forum on some of the other admins' talk pages so they're aware of it. —Silly Dan(talk) 23:41, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
What is taking so long? -- SFH 01:06, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
I don't know, I asked again on The central Wikia. It wouldn't have helped much this time, though: I think the person in question was using old sockpuppets which weren't flagged as "new users". —Silly Dan(talk) 01:12, 7 October 2006 (UTC)
We already have restrictions on for new users (they can only move 2 pages per day), and I'd like to keep those in place. I'd also really like to have an image verification system so that, if people want to move pages, they have to enter a code which appears in an image. I forget the exact name of the damn things, but I want them! :P —Jaymach Ral'Tir (talk) 21:42, 7 October 2006 (UTC)