Web browser: ---
            Bug ID: 59709
           Summary: "Permission error"/"Not logged in" default pages
                    should include log in menu
           Product: MediaWiki
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: Special pages
    Classification: Unclassified
   Mobile Platform: ---

Default "permission error"/"not logged in" pages are very unhelpful, and even
scary (especially for permission error). When you reach this page just because
you are unregistered, the message does not even direct you to sign in or create
an account, it just tells you you are not allowed to access the page because
"The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users." (Which
is awful wiki jargon.)

Ideally, such error messages should include the login menu (from
Special:UserLogin) directly in the message, so you can log in or create a new
account without leaving the page. This, of course, only applies to permission
errors where the only permission needed is being a registered user.

Sample logged-out error messages:,

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