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Raphael Wegmann wrote:
as everybody probably knows here, userboxes made vote-stacking
und campaigning easy, since one can easily find the "right" people
to vote on a subject.
Maybe a technical solution to this problem is possible.
What if a bot substitutes all userboxes on the user-pages?
Maybe it's even possible to somehow "tag" a template,
so it is always substituted? This could be used on warning
templates as well.
It's honestly really funny that you should mention this today, because
if you check the pywikipediabot CVS logs for yesterday, you'll see that
I committed a change to the template bot that allows an arbitrarily
large number of templates to be substituted or deleted from an
arbitrarily large number of pages all in a single command.
Of course this wouldn't eliminate vote-stacking at
since one can still find the "right" people on various
Wikiproject pages, but IMHO it's still a step in the right
Ben McIlwain ("Cyde Weys")
~ Sub veste quisque nudus est ~
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