[Foundation-l] Flagged Revisions, Report on german WP

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 16:44:48 UTC 2009

2009/2/15 P. Birken <pbirken at gmail.com>:
> On February, 4th, all articles of the german WP had at least one
> sighted revision. Since then, only pages newly created by noneditors
> have to be looked at. On average, around 1.000 pages were marked for
> the first time per day and these are now carried over to looking at
> edits that have to be flagged. This means that since February 4th, the
> number of pages with revisions awaiting review has dropped from almost
> 13.000 to 5.000 (see
> http://toolserver.org/~aka/cgi-bin/reviewcnt.cgi?lang=german&action=images&project=dewiki
> last picture). More importantly, the maximal waiting time for edits to
> be reviewed has dropped from 16 days to less than 7 now, which means
> that finally, we are now in an acceptable regime. The goal is, to
> reduce this time until tuesday to 5 days
> (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Gesichtete_Versionen/Nachsichtung).
> The median waiting time for edits until review is still within hours.

This is fantastic news! Congratulations to the German Wikipedia.
Hopefully this will allay some of the fears of English Wikipedians.

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