[Foundation-l] Porchesia atonement

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 15:43:52 UTC 2006

On 03/10/06, Birgitte SB <birgitte_sb at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I think this is true of most rules and a good reason
> to *avoid* coming up with a rigid rule to catch
> hoaxes.  They key is to find them quickly.  I think
> en.WP generally does a good job of this.  I imagine
> they patrol articles much more effectively than other
> communities.  (Or else a ten-month old hoax would get
> a more matter-of-fact recation)

Ten months is pretty extreme by en.wp hoax standards - three months is
the usual top of the range before it gets caught by someone, IME.

> I think the key is
> finding a way to identify "high-risk" articles.  If we
> could manage to ggenerate a list of month-old articles
> sorted by least number of edits, and keep it low
> profile.  It may be enought to do a second round of
> "patrols" off such a list.  Although that doesn't help
> with any currently existing hoaxes.

Something like Special:Unwatchedpages on en.wp - visible to admins
only? It's worth a try...

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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