Jan 31 2019
OK, so maybe that particular practice isn't a good idea. But there are lots things editors do to group and format parameters that ARE sensible, so automation shouldn't be imposing its own ideas.
Dec 13 2017
I'm almost afraid to ask -- what does that mean?
Nov 7 2017
No doubt the Germanic love of order and regimentation plays a role in that. More seriously... I should have been more specific: no such bot would ever be approved on enwiki. If you want you can have two modes for VE to operate in (reorder, don't reorder), or a button/checkbox you can select as you exit editing of a particular template. But as long as you continue to force the reordering of parameters like this, it'll be just one more reason VE isn't being accepted (on enwiki, at least).
Nov 5 2017
cscott, you completely miss the point. There is no "inter-editor tension". There may very well be "Some editors definitely prefer a certain field ordering and argument layout", but on enwp at least, such editors are not allowed to impose that preference on articles at will, and certainly are not allowed to use a "the tool made me do it" excuse.
Aug 30 2017
TheDJ's script does something different. Here's some js that does what we're talking about:
Jul 26 2017
This may seem weird but I'd be happy with something that jumped me to a random starting date.
Jul 4 2017
Honestly I won't be doing much page patrolling unless there's some way to start other than at the Newest or Oldest ends of the queue. I can't be paging endlessly to get to where I left off last time.