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Just noticing that an anon keeps trying to edit the Hero of Tython article, which is currently a FAN undergoing review. I thought I'd leave him/her a note asking if they could kindly leave it alone for the time being, since it's undergoing FAN review.
And it occurred to me—we already have an inuse template that both flags the top of the page, as well as modifying the header of the edit page itself to ask people not to edit. And that got me thinking, why don't we have something similar in place for FAN/GAN/CAN nominees? It's not like it's something that would go permanently in place, so it wouldn't violate the spirit of 'anyone can edit.' Just something that's either an advisory or else a block against anons from fiddling with articles which are supposed to be among the Wook's best.
If this template was made, would people still be allowed to make copy-edits and such, or would the template only block anons? And the Hero of Tython article should probably be protected from anons anyway. Commander Code-8To say hi, press 42 21:17, November 27, 2012 (UTC)
Well I'm just kind of spitballing ideas here. Maybe it could be protected from anons (as protected articles already work), but maybe just a warning prompt a la the existing Inuse template. Or something else I haven't considered? Point is I'm trying to brainstorm and solicit ideas that might be helpful in keeping edits to F/C/G nominees to a minimal so that they can get through that process with a minimal of potentially disruptive edits. — DigiFluid(Whine here) 22:12, November 27, 2012 (UTC)
How about we just semi-protect the page, like in any other case ever? Why isn't this page already semi-protected? A major video game character with a malleable background? Ripe for vandalism. NaruHinaTalk 22:18, November 27, 2012 (UTC)
I think your heart is in the right place, but this idea is just plain contrary to Wookieepedia's point that anyone can edit and that articles belong to everybody rather than one single person. Unregistered contributors should always be given the benefit of the doubt, and assuming that anon edits are by definition disruptive is not a road down which we want to go. I've seen helpful edits made to articles I've had up for FAN and GAN by registered and unregistered users alike; edits to articles that are nominated for status should be judged based on their content, not on whether the person who made them has registered an account or not. Menkooroo (talk) 00:05, November 28, 2012 (UTC)
In light of the repeated bad edits, I've semi-protected the Hero for two weeks. We'll see if that's long enough to run off the unhelpful IPs. —MJ—Holocomm 02:02, November 28, 2012 (UTC)