[Foundation-l] �lliam Pietri: Where is FlaggedRevisions?

Alex mrzmanwiki at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 22:32:13 UTC 2010

The English Wikipedia isn't asking for a total rewrite of the extension.
FlaggedRevs was always (at least since it was first deployed) highly
customizable. I believe the "Flagged Protection" feature was able to be
implemented, or very close to it, at the time the proposal was
finalized. Supposedly the changes being made now are mostly UI and
workflow changes to make it easier to use or something like that. (Why
this wasn't done before it was deployed on dewiki or anywhere else, I
don't know)

Its not like enwiki deciding to use FlaggedRevs was a total surprise.
Erik had always assumed that enwiki would get it eventually, why did the
foundation wait until 6 months /after/ enwiki requested it to hire
people to work on this?

Alex (wikipedia:en:User:Mr.Z-man)

On 3/1/2010 7:58 AM, Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> Hoi,
> One of the things developers are not necessarily good at is communication as
> in keeping everyone up to date. With the many channels secret and not so
> secret. With the ferocity that many say typify the mailing lists, it is no
> wonder that we hear few if any updates.
> In my opinion the reason why the English language Wikipedia does not have
> Flagged Revisions already is because they did not want the fully functional
> Flagged Revisions that is used for some years now on the German language
> Wikipedia. Wanting something different is its prerogative but it does not
> follow that it is easy or quick. Remember the 80/20 rule and remember that
> the special wishes makes the software more complicated.
> The English language Wikipedia is also spoiled because it gets the things
> programmed. When you consider that many of the issues with RTL languages and
> font issues like with the Malayalam language get hardly the attention they
> require, it is rather obvious that tantrums prevent information becoming
> available on the public mailinglists.
> Thanks,
>       GerardM
> On 1 March 2010 13:18, Casey Brown <lists at caseybrown.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 11:18 PM, Aphaia <aphaia at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Not a sarcasm, but I would like to point out SUL, single user login
>>> took years to implement to the project wikis, and we even called once
>>> it "Godot". FlaggedRevs implementation also - it took years to
>>> realize. Months are relatively shorter, and I hope you guys could wait
>>> for in a less pain.
>> Yes, but no one was contracted for work on SUL.  People are being paid
>> to work on *just* FlaggedRevs, it's not something that the tech team
>> has to fit into their time to develop.
>> --
>> Casey Brown
>> Cbrown1023
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