Forum:Patrolling edits (again)

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Remember when patrolling edits was to be the next big deal? Well sadly it seems that either nobody cares or nobody can be fucked doing it.

Proof that no-one is doing it? here (thankyou to Bizzeebeever) it is showing that about 3 active users actually bother to patrol stuff on a regular basis, we're not asking for you to get into the order of thousands, just to patrol something if you see it!

Bizzeebeever even made you guys a javascript to patrol grouped changes 10 times faster and do it in one click if a new article is being created, user is making edit in own userspace, et cetera.

And finally if you choose to undo an edit rather than rollback it, please for the love of god patrol the edit you're undoing when you're done it is not hard and saves the time of others. THANKYOU! ~Sir Frosty (Talk to me!) Icons-flag-au 06:27, June 13, 2012 (UTC)

I actually patrol edits quite often. I haven't been doing so lately because I'm on vacation. When I have time I'll get back at patrolling people's edits.--Iwillkillyou 333 TALK What's it like to be a heretic? 08:04, June 13, 2012 (UTC)
I'm... I'm shocked! Bizeebeever has over 6000!!! And I have 5... Cat the Colourful (Feed me!) Zzz Sleeping Cat 08:11, 13 June, 2012 (UTC)
Zero and loving it. A (Ruins) 12:58, 13 June 2012
I patrol edits except those by unregistered users that I'm about to revert. I don't even look at them. --Qzekrom sig trans Sir CuteMewtwoOnTheRadio [CUNPBJ'12PLS(0)] 01:18, June 14, 2012 (UTC)

An addendum

This link is an excellent place to look for (and FIND) edits by retarded idiots. Please use it, folks. I'm begging. That page shows edits by people who aren't in the auto-patrolled group (that is to say, usually IPs and new users who haven't been around long).

This feature was the brainchild of MrN9000 and PuppyOnTheRadio (both of whom are bastards for not being around any longer). Used properly, it will go a long way towards eliminating stupid edits by the unwashed and prevent the site from being buried under a massive pile of crap.

Once again: please use this link. To repeat what Frosty said: if you revert edits, there is no need to mark them patrolled, because that happens automatically; if you choose to undo edits instead of reverting them, please mark them patrolled. If you need an automated patrol script, stick this line of code in either your <UserPage>/uncyclopedia.js or your <UserPage>/monobook.js file (depending on which site theme you use):

importScript( "User:Bizzeebeever/scripts/patrol.js" )

TOGETHER WE SHALL SMITE THE THE UNREGISTERED ANONYMOUS USERS! Thank you. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usFri, Jun 15 '12 16:06 (UTC)

That is a cute filter! However, given the state of the wiki, it is no inordinate task to view all recent edits. Repeating a comment from a month ago, Patrolling needs to become smarter--there is no reason why a user's edits inside his own space, or additions to a Forum or a talk page which obviously is going to be read, need to be patrolled. Spıke Ѧ 16:32 15-Jun-12
PS--Users who deal with an article, such as tagging it with {{ICU}}, especially should mark the edit Patrolled to spare others (meaning Bizzeebeever) the work of reviewing it. Spıke Ѧ 16:46 15-Jun-12
Seconded. Also, I agree on the userspace edits (although with the script, it's not too difficult to mark them patrolled, sight-unseen). And if everybody patrolled twenty or thirty changes every day, it would even out the load. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usFri, Jun 15 '12 22:45 (UTC)

Spike asked me to comment here

While I want to help out as I always have done, I've never really liked these things and often feel that they add more complications and stuff that's unneeded. As Spike has said himself, fewer new people come here and only three people have a strong opinion on this addition. I have no problem with those wishing to use this as long as it no way impedes a free flow of new people having a go at writing an article or trying to make contributions:0)--Sycamore (Talk) 12:31, June 16, 2012 (UTC)

Patrolling is useful, as it induces us to catch vandalism more formally and faster. I was on patrol for a little while yesterday and opened a page that you had already disposed of via {{ICU}}. Marking it "patrolled" in some cases would avoid similar inspection by others (read, Bizzeebeever). Spıke Ѧ 12:46 16-Jun-12
(Or this month, Frosty.) It doesn't needlessly complicate things. In fact, it can show us the edits that are least-likely to be worthwhile, like edits that say "dfhakdjfhkadf" or "hi" or "MICKEY MACDALE IS A GAY GAY FAGGET HIS HOLE FAMILY BLOWS DICKS", and also prevents more than one person from having to review an edit. Time-saver.
This wasn't originally my idea, it was Pup's and MrN9000's (and Simsilikesims's, too). If everybody uses it, the downward trajectory of the wiki's quality will level off, and "everybody" will only need to inspect a few changes every day to distribute the load. ~ BB ~ (T) Icons-flag-usSat, Jun 16 '12 14:34 (UTC)
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