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Enable page curation tools to be loaded on any page (optionally)
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It should be possible to make ?showcurationtoolbar=1 and the 'curate this article' link work on any article, not just those in the feed (but currently can only be used on articles that have not expired out of the NewPagesFeed).

It is quite annoying that the Page Curation tools are only available for new pages that haven't expired, it means that I have to use Twinkle whenever a page has been reviewed and expires out of the feed.

It silly that the Page Curation tools are only available on new pages and not, for example, on Broadwater Green. IMO the 'curate this article' link in the toolbar should always be available to New Page Reviewers.

Note that the page curation tools should ONLY show up on 'other pages' (pages that aren't in the NewPagesFeed) if that string is added to the URL or if you click the 'curate this article' link. Otherwise I think people would get quite annoyed with it showing up on all sorts of other pages constantly.

Requested here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Page_Curation/Suggested_improvements#80._Page_Curation_tools_optionally_available_on_any_page,_not_just_those_in_NewPagesFeed

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptOct 19 2018, 4:06 PM

@Insertcleverphrasehere: Adding MediaWiki-extensions-PageCuration project tag so this task can be found when looking at PageCuration tasks at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/mediawiki-extensions-pagecuration/ . No need to add team tags like Growth-Team; that is up to each team (or automatic filters).

@Insertcleverphrasehere this would be tricky the way the software is currently structured.

When articles are in the PageTriage queue, there is a process that compiles pieces of metadata about the article, and that metadata is pulled into the curation toolbar when you view an individual page. If we wanted the toolbar to load for pages not in the queue, I think we would do something like:

  • Load the toolbar with minimal to no data
  • Provide a button for reviewers to add the article to the PageTriage queue and compile metadata. This process can take a few seconds.
  • Pull that data back in to the toolbar

Once a reviewer did that (even if they took no further review action), the article would be in the PageTriage queue which might be confusing to other reviewers?

@kostajh That would probably work totally fine. There is already a button to add the article to the queue (the review/unreview button). I don't think that would often be necessary, but it might come in handy to enable flagging of articles for other reviewers (especially in combination with the reviewer notes system (T207452) that is proposed as part of the upcoming community wishlist proposal).

The better thing would be allowing reviewers access to the tagging and deletion nomination tools that they are used to, even when not reviewing new pages and I think your proposal would provide that.