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

Peter Gervai grinapo at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 16:43:06 UTC 2010

Spasiba Yaroslav! :-)

I thought I'm all alone with my opinion that it works.


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 16:06, Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod at mccme.ru> wrote:
>> "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
> decide.
> 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.
> Cheers
> Yaroslav

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