[Foundation-l] Stable versions live on de.wp

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Wed May 7 06:47:22 UTC 2008

FlaggedRevs is now actually live on de.wikipedia.org :-).
Congratulations and many thanks to _everyone_ involved in getting us
to this point. In a nutshell, FlaggedRevs makes it possible to assign
quality tags to individual article revisions, and to alter default
views based on the available tags. In the German Wikipedia
configuration, unregistered users will always see the most recent
version that has been checked for vandalism, if any such version is

Aka hacked up a nice script that shows how many pages have been
"sighted" (basic vandalism check) on the German Wikipedia:


Given that FlaggedRevs has just been live for a day or so, a review
rate of 4.41% is quite impressive! Kudos to the de.wp community for
its pioneering role in this important experiment. As a reminder to
other wiki communities, the extension can still be tested in the
Wikimedia Labs at:


Since the FlaggedRevs extension can be very flexibly configured, it
will be up to individual communities to determine what the best
roll-out strategy is. From our point of view, it's best if communities
self-organize to make decisions around the use, and that they file
requests through


which point to a decision on their community to enable the extension.
But, in the least intrusive possible configuration, FlaggedRevs is
essentially a very powerful change patrolling tool, and I could see us
phasing it in like any other new feature.
Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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