It would be nice to have a tool for long standing editors to clean up a
newbies talk page for them, leave messages for the overeager templaters,
and help them out / welcome them in untemolsted language.
Then a little ML could go a long way in guessing which newbies are in this
situation and generating a queue for newbie-care. ~~~
On Wed., Feb. 19, 2020, 4:35 p.m. Andy Mabbett, <andy(a)pigsonthewing.org.uk>
I have just come across a case on en.Wikipedia where
the daughter of
an article subject added details of his funeral (his death in 1984,w
as already recorded) and his view about an indent in his life.
Her six sequential edits - her first and only contribution to
Wikipedia - totalled 1254 characters, and were conducted over the
space of 30 minutes. They were no the best quality, lacking sources,
but were benign, and exactly what one might expect an untutored novice
to do as a first change.
As well as being reverted, she now has three templates on her talk
page; two warning her of a CoI, and sandwiching one notifying her of a
discussion about her on the COI noticeboard. These total 4094
characters or 665 words.
How do other projects deal with such cases?
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