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Protected Pages Indicators

I know I have been asking a lot lately, but it is only because I have finally come to the conclusion as to whether or not I should propose some things. So, Wikipedia uses padlock images (such as Padlock.png) to indicate page protection. They use these images (which you can see more of at Wikipedia:Protection policy) on the different types of protections to indicate to the editor of the page's current protection status. This makes it very easy to indicate the current limitations. They use them as page icons, but sometimes as banners for certain pages (mainly images and templates). And in order to add the image, I would make a template with simple instructions such as {{pp|semi}}, which would add the image and the category, so it wouldn't be any more work than we currently do. An example can be seen in my sandbox. –Elliot talk 05:08, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

I like the idea. It's nice to be able to tell at a glance if a page is semi- or fully-protected before you edit it. I can see that being especially useful for anons, who're more likely to encounter problems than confirmed users. We don't have all that many fully-protected pages, after all...at least not ones that a user might reasonably want to edit. —Robin Hood (TalkE-mailContribs) 23:17, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
I agree, it would be nice to have an icon to distinguish protected pages. --GKTalk2me 04:45, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
The icon as extra would be nice. May I propose to rename the template to "Template:Protection" instead? I'm a little wary of all the short abbreviations you see on Wikipedia all the time. Those tags will be noticed by editors editing the article (as they will likely be on top), and they may understand quicker what that template means. --Timenn-<talk> 17:08, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, that's no biggie. But the next thing to do would be to decide what colors of padlocks we use for what. Wikipedia has gold for full, silver for semi, red for permanent-full (templates etc.), green for move, and black for office (which we could use for records and such). I am not sure the move tag is necessary, but I am fine with either. –Elliot talk 21:10, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
Sounds fine to me.--Ratwar 22:57, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Okay, I will start working on the template, but here are the padlocks:

Padlock.png – Full protection
Padlock-silver.png – Semi-protection
Padlock-red.png – Template protection
Padlock-black.png – Site pages
Padlock-blue.png – Section protection
Padlock-olive.png – Move protection
Padlock-skyblue.png – Creation protection

The creation protection padlock is a tad useless, since you can't put something on a page that doesn't exist; therefore, it is more symbolic. –Elliot talk 03:07, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

I have updated all the ones that I can. I am deciding not to use the padlock for section protection, so that one can be symbolic as well. I have asked a few admins to due the full protection, so that should be happening sometime in the next few days. –Elliot talk 07:01, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Seeing these on some of my special pages now... Neat! Thanks. --Wrye 22:39, 15 December 2009 (UTC)