[Foundation-l] Sue Gardner, Erik M?ller , William Pietri: Where is FlaggedRevisions?

Yaroslav M. Blanter putevod at mccme.ru
Wed Mar 3 15:06:35 UTC 2010

> "Years" is a bit of an exaggeration. German Wikipedia was first and
> that was May 6, 2008. That's a little under 2 years. I don't think
> anyone has actually done any objective review of its success.

Well, I am not sure I should post in this branch after Erik's very
explicit statement, but it should be posted somewhere.

You guys behave like if en.wp is the only WMF project.

On ru.wp we have implemented the flagged revisions in a version different
from de.wp in January 2008 ('patrol') and then switched to another version
('flagged revisions') still different from de.wp in Augustus 2008. It was
decided that we run the flagged revisions for about a year and then

In 2009 (I believe in May) the community had reviewed the flagged
revisions procedure and decided that it was successful. There are some
numbers to back up the progress, but they would be very much different
from en.wp anyway, and obviously we did not order a full study to an audit
company. However, we have discussed it thouroughly. There are still a
number of users (I believe two or three) who do not accept the flagged rev
mechanism as a matter of principle, but they are kind of marginal. We have
currently about 600 users who can flag and on top of this about 600 with
an autopatrol flag. Even though at the moment the flagged revs have been
introduced it was quite some turmoil, but I believe all of the vocal
critics (except for a dozen) have convinced themselves since that to have
flagged revisions is much more advantageous than not to have them.


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