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I've noticed on the Muppet Wiki you have to register to edit, period. Is this available to other wikis? If yes, how? If not, when? --LordTBTTalk! 05:57, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
I dont know if its "offered" per se, but its just a setting in mediawiki. Its enabled on a handful of wikis for various reasons, ranging from SEO testing/expirments to heavy repeat vandalism (there is also a ip-accountcreate limiter, so that slows down how fast a single ip can create accounts to spam if they have to take the time to create accounts) If the community at a wiki collectively decides its a good idea for the long term success/stabilty of the wiki, it can be enabled. The choice is not to be made lightly (its not permanent or anything) because it does tend to turn off some casual users that cant/dont want to register just to make small edits. As always, get your community together, post/vote in one area, and submit the request to staff through the usual channels (Special:Contact is the best for this, because it verifies who the request came from). --Uberfuzzy 07:09, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
Well the way I'm seeing it is, assuming the "log in to edit" message that appears on a source page is editable, it seems like another way to tell people you can make ads disappear by taking 20 seconds to register. If the details are available, can you tell me if registration has INCREASED on wikis using this service? --LordTBTTalk! 18:41, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
Any way of knowing whether registration has increased on these wikis? --LordTBTTalk! 20:27, 8 October 2008 (UTC)