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Requesting FlaggedRevs be enabled on en.wikinews
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Author: brian.mcneil

Following Aaron's speedy work to get the DPL extension made aware of FlaggedRevs I would like to submit a request for this extension to be enabled on the English Wikinews, with a Sighted and Quality configuration.

I would assume that the sighted aspect of this be based on a default specific number of days since an account was registered, and that a minimal number of edits - plus no blocks - would be required. I would expect usage of this level of checking to be restricted to portals on countries or key topics (eg, [[n:United States]] or [[n:Culture and entertainment]]).

Flagging as "Quality" is a somewhat more contentious issue, but critically important to a long-time goal of Wikinews to be listed in Google's news index. I would expect the heavy use of the DPL extension on the site's main page to be adjusted to only show revisions flagged as quality. I would - initially - only expect the ability to apply such a flag be granted to administrators. However, the ability of Bureaucrats to grant this right to non-administrators must be available; as the contributor base's understanding of FlaggedRevs grows it is inevitable that certain people who are generally trusted but do not wish to be admins will be seen as needing this privilege. There is something of a catch-22 with the implementation; people need to see what it does and how it works before they can provide intelligent input on policy relating to its governance.

There have been a number of votes on en.wn regarding FlaggedRevs, the general consensus is that the extension is highly desired. It is my intention to add a link to this entry on the water cooler's technical section [[n:WN:WC]] and solicit votes for this bug.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 10:17 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz15014.

paul wrote:

This bug was previously filed as and was not opposed for over the required 14 days before I self-invalidated the bug due to the arising technical issues.

I'd assuming the config would go as follows (autopromote can be enabled later):

$wgFlaggedRevsAutoReviewNew = true;
$wgSimpleFlaggedRevsUI = true;

$wgFlaggedRevsAutopromote = false;

$wgFlaggedRevTags = array( 'accuracy'=>2 );
$wgFlagRestrictions = array(

'accuracy' => array('review' => 1),

$wgFlaggedRevsOverride = false; Requested by Datroll, 20080721
$wgFlaggedRevsLowProfile = true;
Requested by Datroll, 20080721
$wgFlaggedRevValues = 2;
$wgFlaggedRevTabs = true;

$wgUseStableTemplates = true;
$wgUseStableImages = true;

$wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['movestable'] = true;

$wgFlaggedRevsNamespaces = array( NS_MAIN, NS_IMAGE, NS_TEMPLATE );