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Today (March 28) 13:00 UTC, the New filters for edit review
option will be released on the Portuguese and Polish Wikipedias, and also
This beta option adds an improved filtering interface and powerful
filtering and other tools to the Recent Changes page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:RecentChanges> (and Recent Changes
On wikis where the machine-learning service ORES is enabled
<https://meta.wikipedia.org/Wiki/ORES>, the project introduces two filter
groups—Contribution Quality and User Intent—that offer probabilistic
predictions about, respectively, whether or not edits are likely to contain
problems and whether the users who made them were acting in good faith.
*What is this new feature?*
This feature improves Special:RecentChanges
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:RecentChanges> and Special:
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:RecentChangesLinked> by adding new
useful features that will ease vandalism tracking and support of newcomers:
filter recent changes with easy-to-use and powerful filters combinations.
add a colored background to the different changes you are monitoring, to
quickly identify the ones that matter to you.
- *Quality and Intent Filters*
user ORES predictions to identify real vandalism or good faith intent
contributions that need assistance.
You can watch a video
explains the principle of filtering and highlighting, based on the
*What will happen?*
At the moment, the ORES beta feature is available in Beta preferences
For those wikis, when the deployment will be done:
- Users who have enabled the ORES beta feature will then use the New
filters for Recent Changes Beta feature (no action needed, unless if you
want to opt-out).
- ORES predictions highlighting
be activated by default for all users (not in Beta anymore).
- ORES redirections are symbolized by a "r" red (in English at least)
in the RecentChanges pages for all users, like minor edits or not
- Users who want to change the accuracy level of ORES predictions
will be able to do so in their preferences
- Users who want to change or hide the ORES predictions tags will be
able to do so in their personal stylesheets
If your wiki doesn't have ORES predictions highlighting
filters will work anyway. However, the predictions filters will not be
available until the process to enable ORES predictions is completed for
your wiki. The deployment is not scheduled
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T158335>at the moment for wikis without
ORES predictions but will happen soon -- however, MediaWiki wiki is
deployed today, as the first of them.
*How to prepare this change?*
You can discover the purpose of this project by visiting the quick tour
Also, please check the documentation
help to translate it). Please also have a look at the translations of the
interface on translatewiki.net
. The messages are prefixed as rcfilters-and
The next phase <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T158332> is the
deployment of the new filters (as a Beta) on Persian, Dutch, Russian,
Turkish, Czech Wikipedias and Wikidata, scheduled for April 11. I've
already contacted these communities.
The feedback page is open
your comments. Please ping me if you have any questions.
On behalf of the Collaboration team
Benoît Evellin (Trizek)