For patrolling work, ORES usually has two levels of support:
- For basic support we usually provide a model that is called 'reverted'
and has less accuracy. It also risks perpetuating editor biases due to the
lack of differentiation between reasons that a change may have been
- For advanced support, we require manual labeling of a large sample of
edits, but then we can provide two more models: 'damaging' and 'goodfaith'.
ORES review tool can only be enabled on wikis where advanced support is
available and most other tools prefer the 'damaging' over the basic
'reverted' model as well.
So, for performance and capacity reasons we think it makes sense to remove
'reverted' models from the ORES service when 'damaging' model is made
available. However, we also want to be careful about making sure this
change doesn't disrupt the work of tool developers that make use of the
If you do, please voice your concerns now. If there is no objection within
the next two weeks, we'll begin the process of removing the 'reverted'
model for wikis that have the 'damaging' model available.
Related phabricator card: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T171059
Amir Sarabadani Tafreshi
Software Engineer (contractor)
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.V.
Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter
der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für
Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/681/51985.
This is a little overdue, but I wanted to work with comms to craft a blog
post that would help us do a bit of outreach around the announcement of the
team. That just went live.
Principal research scientist
Lead of the Scoring Platform team