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


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
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It appears the CommTech team is working on this.