[Foundation-l] [Wikitech-l] flagged revisions

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 05:33:01 UTC 2009

I agree this is important, to the projects and to the progress of flagged
revs as a concept (which is still one step of a long journey).  It is worth
a quick thread on f-l for that reason if not for general interest.


samuel klein.  sj at laptop.org.  +1 617 529 4266

On Jun 19, 2009 6:47 PM, "private musings" <thepmaccount at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,
It's been 10 days since the last note on flagged revisions, which is
sufficiently important to warrant a follow up at this point in my view. I'll
try and focus the questions a bit in order not to pester, but with the
intention of helping things forward;
see https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18244 for bug details.
* Flagged Revisions is approved for use on the English Wikipedia, my
understanding is that there really isn't that much technical work still to
do on the extension - is this true?
* Is there anything a regular editor such as myself can do to help
prioritise this in the hearts, minds and fingers of our wonderful
* Personally, I believe this function to be one of the most important
matters before the foundation currently, I further believe that this view is
relatively widely held (and sure, widely reviled too - but this is a wiki,
right!) - I've copied foundation-l in on this note with the intention of
further general discussion occurring there, and bug-specific chat only on
the wiki-tech list, I hope this is an appropriate use of resources :-)
I've offered appreciation, a dollop of charm, and a little bit of money to
try and keep this moving forward.... I'm not sure I'm above offering sex, so
please throw me a bone for the sake of the decorum of these lists, if
nothing else :-)

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:46 PM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com>wrote:

> Am I confused or didn't enwp approved flagged revisions, but then it
> was held up due to "purely technical reasons" ... what is this crap
> now?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: K. Peachey <p858snake at yahoo.com.au>
> Date: Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 10:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] flagged revisions
> To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:08 PM, private musings<thepmaccount at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > with apologies for re-vitalising a slightly old thread -I have a couple
> of
> > follow ups, which it'd be great to try and make some progress on....
> > My understanding is that Aaron (whom I haven't 'met' - so hello!) has
> > completed work on a test configuration of flagged revisions - I hope
> > appropraite for me to ask directly on this list whether or not Aaron
> > considers this development complete? (my understanding is that the
> extension
> > is pretty much ready to go?)
> > There is understandably considerable interest in the timeframe for
> > installing flagged revisions, I would hope it would be a positive step
> > set some timeframes a bit tighter than 'hopefully by wikimedia' ;-) - is
> > this list an appropriate context for such discusison, and if so
> (hopefullly)
> > - could someone appropriately empowered flesh out the next steps a bit
> more,
> > and maybe try and establish a timetable of sorts?
> > My intention in posting about this every so often is to ensure that such
> an
> > important development doesn't sort of slip through the cracks - I think
> > communication on this matter has to date been ok, but not great - it'll
> be
> > cool to improve it a bit :-)
> > cheers,
> > Peter,
> > PM.
> The implementations depend on a per wiki basis depending on consensus,
> for example, wikinews and a few others such as the German Wikipedia
> already run it.
> The en.wiki is currently also looking at a slightly modified version
> nicked named "Flagged Protections" which is basically designed to work
> the same way protection does, articles are only covered by it when
> protected to a certain level.
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