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Add "previously deleted" as a possible issue (flagged in red) in the New Pages Feed/Page Curation Tool
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Description

Pages that were previously deleted and recreated should be flagged in the New Pages Feed as likely to need immediate attention.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Page_Curation/Suggested_improvements#7._Recreations

This task is similar to T157054. Alternatively, perhaps the ability for the enwiki community to edit/recreate these flags ourselves could be added.

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joeroe created this task.Mar 17 2018, 9:31 AM
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MER-C added a subscriber: MER-C.Apr 15 2018, 9:57 AM

Pages are often recreated under different but similar titles -- for example Acme Corporation, Acme (company), Acme (widgets company), etc -- to evade scrutiny. Therefore, this should be implemented by searching the archive table using both the prefix ([[Special:Undelete]] fuzzy=0) and normal search ([[Special:Undelete]] fuzzy=1) instead of just determining whether the title has deleted revisions or deletion log entries if the user is an admin. Looking for deletion log entries is fine for non-admins.

Kudpung added a subscriber: Kudpung.EditedMay 11 2018, 11:16 PM

First requested 6 years ago, with the ACTRIAL now permanently rolled out last month as ACREQ, this is urgently required it is a known workaround for spammers and undeclared paid editors. Please have this included in the development work that ComTech is currently doing on the New Pages Feed.

Restricted Application added a project: Growth-Team. · View Herald TranscriptOct 17 2018, 4:26 AM

Just noting that I use User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/deletionFinder.js to alert me to previous deletions as a workaround.

JTannerWMF moved this task from Inbox to External on the Growth-Team board.Mar 19 2019, 6:09 PM
JTannerWMF added a subscriber: JTannerWMF.

It appears the CommTech team is working on this.