Grants:IdeaLab/Function to disallow editing of certain users on a certain page for edit wars

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Function to disallow editing of certain users on a certain page for edit wars
A function to disallow editing for edit-warriors on a certain page but leave normal editing open to uninvolved editors.
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created on12:16, 20 July 2018 (UTC)


Project idea[edit]

What Wikimedia project(s) and specific areas will you be evaluating?[edit]

Is this project measuring a specific space on a project (e.g. deletion discussions), or the project as a whole?
English Wikipedia

Describe your idea. How might it be implemented?[edit]

Provide details about the method or process of how you will evaluate your community or collect data. Does your idea involve private or personally identifying information? Take a look at the Privacy Policy for Wikimedia’s guidelines in this area.
Often, when edit wars break out, the page is placed in full protection. This causes problems for uninvoled editors trying to improve the article or fix a template, category, or image. I have once seen the protection admin screw-up his {{pp-full}} template on a high-traffic article and I couldn't fix it. So, if there could be a function on the &action=protect page to disable editing for edit-warriors and not the usual editors, that would stop that problem.

Are there experienced Wikimedians who can help implement this project?[edit]

If applicable, please list groups or usernames of individuals who you can work with on this project, and what kind of work they will do.
Given this proposal would require modifying the protection interface page, I think only devs would be capable of implementing it.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

How would your measurement idea help your community make better decisions?[edit]

After you are finished measuring or evaluating your Wikimedia project, how do you expect that information to be used to benefit the project?

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? If you can’t implement this project, can you scale down your project so it is doable?
Given this proposal would require modifying the protection interface page, I think only devs would be capable of implementing it.

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About the idea creator[edit]

Nothing really big: I registered in 2017, have around 15,0000 edits, and I'm pending changes reviewer, rollbacker, and new page reviewer.

May be contained in Grants:IdeaLab/Separate conflicting users instead of punishing.--Havang(nl) (talk) 09:34, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Participants[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

  • Suport--Well said but is already underway, in some tangential form:)~

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No funding needed?[edit]

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