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Add a second option to the Patrolled edits feature to allows seeing whether another patroller has looked at the edit and was unsure
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Last year I made a suggestion at the nn Wikipedia about a second option of patrolling: namely a "no obvious problems" or "no obvious vandalism" option in addition to the current "mark as patrolled" option. Clicking this option would e.g. changes the colour of the exclamation mark to yellow, instead of making it go away altogether. This way, it is possible to see whether any other patroller has at all looked at the edit. When you now see a list of 100 unpatrolled edits, you cannot tell if a patroller has looked at an edit but is unsure if it should be marked as patrolled, or if no one has looked at the edit at all. This increases the risk of edits remaining unpatrolled and thus also for obvious vandalism remaining in articles. Presumably, it also makes patrolling in general less efficient.

The only feedback I received for my suggestion was positive, so it would be nice if we could have this second option implemented at least locally. It would probably also make sense to introduce a semi-autopatroller user class, whose edits are marked with the yellow rather than red exclamation marks by default.

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Njardarlogar updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 29 2017, 9:20 AM
Njardarlogar updated the task description. (Show Details)

Hi @Njardarlogar, Is this a request that someone should contribute code to the MediaWiki codebase to allow having such a feature in a MediaWiki installation (MediaWiki-Patrolling)?
Or do you know that this feature already exists in the MediaWiki codebase and you ask for a configuration change on Wikimedia servers to enable this feature on nnwp (Wikimedia-Site-requests)?
These are two different requests, hence asking for clarification.

Njardarlogar added a comment.EditedApr 29 2017, 11:51 AM

I don't know whether the necessary code exists yet, though I presume that it does not. I cannot speak for how other wikipedias would like to have their patrolling feature set up, so that's why I added the nn-specific angle. Of course, the code is still supposed to be generic and applicable for all wikipedias (and it should presumably be useful for several other wikipedias); I just focus on the nn Wikipedia here.

In that case I'm going to turn this into a generic code task (which is unrelated to nnwp due to its nature).

Aklapper renamed this task from Add second patrolling option to the Patrolled edits feature on nn Wikipedia to Add a second option to the Patrolled edits feature to allos seeing whether another patroller has looked at the edit and was unsure.Apr 29 2017, 12:39 PM
Krinkle renamed this task from Add a second option to the Patrolled edits feature to allos seeing whether another patroller has looked at the edit and was unsure to Add a second option to the Patrolled edits feature to allows seeing whether another patroller has looked at the edit and was unsure.Sep 19 2017, 3:57 PM