Wikibooks:New page patrol
|This is an obsolete archived project page that is preserved for historical value. It may contain out-of-date information.|
|Please note that the patroller flag was retired when English Wikibooks enabled FlaggedRevs. The job that was once done by patrollers is now done by reviewers. Most of the content of this page is still accurate; we just use a different interface to do more-or-less the same thing. — Mike.lifeguard | talk 23:15, 3 April 2009 (UTC)|
What is new page patrol? edit
New page patrol means watching the new page feed to find pages which are vandalism, nonsense, spam, misnamed, don't fit within project scope, are duplicates, etc. In the past this has been done entirely manually, which meant lots of work was duplicated. A new software feature allows us to make sure efforts don't overlap.
What's the new software feature? edit
New page patrol has long been a maintenance task Wikibookians performed, but a new software feature that was enabled recently makes division of labour easier. Until the feature was enabled, there was no way to tell which pages on Special:Newpages had already been looked at by another user. This feature allows users with the sysop, bot, and patroller rights to mark pages as patrolled. Patrolled pages appear on a white background on Special:Newpages; unpatrolled pages appear highlighted in yellow. You can hide already-patrolled pages, and you can sort by namespace (the "all" option is now fixed too).
How do I mark a page as patrolled? edit
To mark a page as patrolled, you must open it from the link provided on Special:Newpages. Towards the bottom right corner of the page, a "mark this page as patrolled" link appears. Click it to patrol the page. You can now click the link to go back to Special:Newpages to continue patrolling, or you can click the edit tab to edit the page if needed. It's best to mark a page as patrolled, then go back and tag it/fix it/whatever.
Admins, bots and patrollers have all pages they create automatically marked as patrolled.
What do I need to know to do new page patrol? edit
If you're also going to patrol new images, you'll also need to use:
What should I mark as patrolled? edit
- Mark as patrolled
- All pages that meet the requirements in our inclusion and naming policies
- All pages that don't meet those requirements, but have been tagged or otherwise dealt with
- Remember to mark pages as patrolled, then go back and tag them or fix them or whatever (this ensures that you don't forget to go back to patrol the page, but also makes sure that it's marked as taken care of as soon as you start - there won't be duplication of efforts).
- Don't mark as patrolled
- Anything you want a 2nd opinion on
- Patrol only these namespaces: Main, Wikibooks, Cookbook, Wikijunior. Watch for strange stuff in the other namespaces, but you don't have to patrol them.
How do I get patroller rights? edit
- Main page: Wikibooks:User rights
Once you've read and understand this page, and the policies and templates linked from it, list your request on WB:RFP, where an admin will process it. You should do some new page patrolling without the right so other new page patrollers can see your work. This lets us gauge whether you know what you're doing before letting you mark pages as patrolled because once you have the right, nobody is likely to check your work. Remember that patrolled pages can be hidden, and patrollers rarely examine previously-patrolled pages.
See also edit
- Help:Tracking changes#Reviewing pages
- Wikibooks:User rights
- AJAX Patrolling: allows faster patrolling of new pages by making the [mark as patrolled] AJAX. Enable this on the Gadgets tab of my preferences.
- User:Mike.lifeguard/Twinkle Speedy documentation - enable this on the Gadgets tab of my preferences.
- Twinkle Speedy: Administrators and patrollers may use to help make new page patrolling and related tasks easier using the familiar Twinkle interface. The script cannot be used unless you have the sysop or patrol rights; the script will fail in Internet Explorer, has been tested in Firefox, and may work in Opera, Camino, or Safari. As with the original Twinkle script, all edits made are your responsibility regardless of bugs in the script. See the full documentation.