[Foundation-l] FlaggedRevisions status (March 2010)

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 22:14:40 UTC 2010

William Pietri wrote:
> On 03/04/2010 10:57 AM, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote:
>> Purely as a point of fact it is simply inaccurate that the
>> 20 implementations of flagged revs and patrolled edits
>> across the other wikies than English Wikipedia are
>> monolithically identical. I know this firsthand.
> Sorry if I gave that impression. Indeed, I have direct evidence 
> otherwise. When I run low on things to worry about, I pull up the 
> spreadsheet I built showing the wide config variations in uses of 
> FlaggedRevs. Not that it's worrying on its own; it's nice to see people 
> using it and adapting it locally. It just means that potential bugs are 
> harder to spot.
> All I was trying to say is that the requested approach for the English 
> Wikipedia, called Flagged Protection,  differs from the existing uses.
And as such, follows the pattern of all the other existing
implementations; in so much as they differ from each
others. So throwing this conformance with established
implementations nature into the conversation is not too

For there to be a significant divergence from the
pattern of adapting as we go, there really needs to
be a qualitative difference to the divergence, not
just a noting down that the English Wikipedia
like all others, diverges.


Jussi-Ville Heiskanen

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