On 26 April 2013 13:40, <maillist(a)enmps.net> wrote:
Nowadays we, Japanese Wikipedians, are discussing what we should do for
the next election of the Diet, which is the first one after the Election
Law allows online election campaigning.
And there are an idea to install FlaggedRevs or PendingChanges extension
to hide the unreviewed edits to avoid defamation and vandalism and so on.
So I have a question; can we apply such functions to the specific pages
(e.g. with a template or a magic word)? or are there any other suited
functions/extensions to handle such problem?
I cannot speak about FlaggedRevs, which I believe is enabled on German and
Russian Wikipedias, but I can give you some practical, non-technical
information about PendingChanges, which is enabled on English Wikipedia.
PendingChanges allows an administrator to set the article to require that
edits from a specific group of editors (usually non-confirmed editors,
which includes all unregistered editors) be held in "pending" status, and
not displayed to the reader. It is done through the page protection
interface. Editors with "reviewer" permissions, which includes all
administrators and any other group that the project wants to include,
review the "pending" edits and decide whether or not they should be
included in the article. Even if the pending edit is rejected by the
reviewer, it remains in the history of the page.
English Wikipedia is currently using PendingChanges on a small number of
pages, usually those that have a lot of vandalism or inappropriate edits
from unregistered or new editors. It is not perfect - for example, it can
cause time-outs on really large pages - but it is useful provided that
there are enough editors with reviewer permissions to keep up with any
backlog. Your project would have to decide on the criteria for deciding
whether or not an edit is accepted; on English Wikipedia, we reject edits
that are obviously vandalism, as well as unreferenced negative information
about living people.
I'd be happy to give you a tour and some further information off-list if
you think this would be helpful in making a decision. Meanwhile, the main
participants of this list can probably answer more of the technical