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Erik Moeller-4
All -

I would appreciate help with the following announcement. As with the
previous announcement, I'd like it to be sent to as many language
mailing lists & village pumps as possible. My plan is to send the
English language announcement on Wednesday, June 4, at 11:00 UTC to
foundation-l and all multilingual and English language project mailing
lists. I would need your help to send it to other lists, languages &
places.

Announcement follows.

Thanks for any & all help,
Erik


Subject: Important: New edit patrolling features available

As of today, the "FlaggedRevs" extension is available to any wiki
community that wishes to use it. FlaggedRevs is a tool for patrolling
changes, identifying high quality article versions, and changing the
default version shown to unregistered users. It's highly configurable.
As such, we're making it available in two configurations:

1) A minimally intrusive "patrolling" configuration;
2) Custom configurations per your request.

== Who needs this feature and where can I see it? ==

Larger wiki communities will probably benefit more from the use of
this feature than smaller ones. If you have problems keeping vandalism
in check, and/or want to experiment with new ways to identify high
quality content, you should look into this functionality.

You can see an English language demo installation of the feature at:
http://en.labs.wikimedia.org/

The feature is in production use on the German Wikipedia:
http://de.wikipedia.org/

The German Wikipedia uses a custom configuration where the most recent
vandalism-patrolled version, if any, is shown to unregistered users.
You can track the progress of their use of the patrolling feature
here:

http://tools.wikimedia.de/~aka/cgi-bin/reviewcnt.cgi?lang=english

== Patrolling Configuration ==

In the Patrolling Configuration, any user who has been registered for
more than 21 days and has made at least 150 edits will be
automatically given the permission to patrol changes for vandalism.
Only changes made by users who are not permitted to patrol changes
need to be patrolled.

In addition, sysops will be given the permission to flag versions of
"featured articles" in accordance with existing nomination processes.
(In other words, this gives you the ability to identify specific
_versions_ of an article as "featured", rather than the article as a
whole.) Finally, sysops will be permitted to define on a per-page
basis that changes need to be patrolled before being visible to
unregistered readers. This is an alternative to semi-protection; it
doesn't make sense to use both on a given page.

The use of these features is subject to policies that your wiki
community will need to develop. They should be used carefully until
such a policy is in place.

To activate the patrolling configuration,

1) File a request on http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/ of type
"enhancement", component "site request". You may need to create a
BugZilla account to do this.

2) Title your request "Enable FlaggedRevs Patrolling Configuration on
(my project name)".

3) Post a link to your BugZilla request to your project's "Village
pump" and mailing list, if available.

If there are no objections on the BugZilla page, the request will be
considered valid after 7 days. (It may still take a while longer to
process it.)

== Custom Configurations ==

The FlaggedRevs extension is highly flexible in its configuration. We
are willing to accommodate custom requests. Since some configurations
of FlaggedRevs could be considered highly disruptive, the requirements
are somewhat higher.

1) Read about the configuration options at:
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:FlaggedRevs
and experiment with the live demo at:
http://en.labs.wikimedia.org/

2) Create a page in the "Project:" namespace (e.g. "Wikipedia:",
"Wikibooks:") of your wiki community describing the configuration you
want to use.

3) Create a BugZilla request as above, titled "Enable FlaggedRevs
custom configuration on (my project name)" pointing to the proposal
page you have created. Provide an English translation of all relevant
information if possible - or we may not be able to help you.

4) Post a link to your proposal and to the BugZilla request to the
various relevant channels of your wiki community, e.g. "village pump",
mailing list.

If there are no objections within 14 days, your request will be
considered valid. If there are objections, please try building
consensus. If necessary, you can also resort to a poll (a very large
majority, at least two thirds, is generally necessary).

Note that custom configurations will take longer to process, and might
sit in the technical support queue for several weeks.

Our developers will _only_ look at the information attached to the
BugZilla request, so please make sure that everything relevant is at
least linked from there.

== Translators needed ==

The user interface of the FlaggedRevs extension needs to be translated
into as many languages as possible. The extension can be localized
using http://translatewiki.net/ - please follow the instructions there
to become a translator.

== User interface developers needed ==

If you are a PHP developer with JavaScript/CSS experience, your help
in improving the user interface experience (by improving the CSS or
adding AJAX features) would be appreciated. Just check out a fresh
copy of the MediaWiki code and the FlaggedRevs code and get started:

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Subversion
http://mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:FlaggedRevs

If you need committer access to our version control system, please
e-mail <commitaccess at wikimedia dot org>, attaching your SSH key and
desired username as per the above link.

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Re: FlaggedRevs availability announcement

Pedro Sanchez-2
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 6:14 PM, Erik Moeller <[hidden email]> wrote:

> All -
>
> I would appreciate help with the following announcement. As with the
> previous announcement, I'd like it to be sent to as many language
> mailing lists & village pumps as possible. My plan is to send the
> English language announcement on Wednesday, June 4, at 11:00 UTC to
> foundation-l and all multilingual and English language project mailing
> lists. I would need your help to send it to other lists, languages &
> places.
>

I'm translating the interface at betawiki into spanish, I expect to
finish today or tomorrow morning. Is it still time for that?

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Re: FlaggedRevs availability announcement

Luiz Augusto-2

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 8:37 PM, Pedro Sanchez <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 6:14 PM, Erik Moeller <[hidden email]> wrote:
> All -
>
> I would appreciate help with the following announcement. As with the
> previous announcement, I'd like it to be sent to as many language
> mailing lists & village pumps as possible. My plan is to send the
> English language announcement on Wednesday, June 4, at 11:00 UTC to
> foundation-l and all multilingual and English language project mailing
> lists. I would need your help to send it to other lists, languages &
> places.
>

I'm translating the interface at betawiki into spanish, I expect to
finish today or tomorrow morning. Is it still time for that?

UI already fully translated into Portuguese (done by me and Malafaya @ betawiki)

Announcement going to be translated by me yesterday and spammed on all Portuguese Wikimedia projects (Village pumps) or at 2:00 AM (UTC) or at 16:00 from 4 July

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Re: FlaggedRevs availability announcement

Luiz Augusto-2
er... replace yesterday by tomorrow from my previous message O_o

/me going to bed

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 11:14 PM, Luiz Augusto <[hidden email]> wrote:

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 8:37 PM, Pedro Sanchez <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 6:14 PM, Erik Moeller <[hidden email]> wrote:
> All -
>
> I would appreciate help with the following announcement. As with the
> previous announcement, I'd like it to be sent to as many language
> mailing lists & village pumps as possible. My plan is to send the
> English language announcement on Wednesday, June 4, at 11:00 UTC to
> foundation-l and all multilingual and English language project mailing
> lists. I would need your help to send it to other lists, languages &
> places.
>

I'm translating the interface at betawiki into spanish, I expect to
finish today or tomorrow morning. Is it still time for that?

UI already fully translated into Portuguese (done by me and Malafaya @ betawiki)

Announcement going to be translated by me yesterday and spammed on all Portuguese Wikimedia projects (Village pumps) or at 2:00 AM (UTC) or at 16:00 from 4 July


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Re: FlaggedRevs availability announcement

Rex-17
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Indonesian version is annonced at it's village pump (called "Warung
Kopi"), here:
*
http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Warung_Kopi/Penting:_Fitur_patroli_suntingan_baru_telah_tersedia

and linked from the technical part of Warung Kopi:
*
http://id.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia%3AWarung_Kopi_(Teknis)&diff=1477372&oldid=1477366

The original e-mail:
*
http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembicaraan_Wikipedia:Warung_Kopi/Penting:_Fitur_patroli_suntingan_baru_telah_tersedia

This extension in Wikipedia bahasa Indonesia is being discussed and
polled (as per proposal policy at id.wikipedia) here:
* About FlaggedRevs: http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Validasi_artikel
* Custom configuration:
http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Validasi_artikel/Konfigurasi
* Talk page:
http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembicaraan_Wikipedia:Validasi_artikel
* Polls:
http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembicaraan_Wikipedia:Validasi_artikel#Suara

We have our own testing version in bahasa Indonesia, here:
* Indonesian TestWiki: http://www.wikimedia.web.id/test

~Leo
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Erik Moeller wrote:

> All -
>
> I would appreciate help with the following announcement. As with the
> previous announcement, I'd like it to be sent to as many language
> mailing lists & village pumps as possible. My plan is to send the
> English language announcement on Wednesday, June 4, at 11:00 UTC to
> foundation-l and all multilingual and English language project mailing
> lists. I would need your help to send it to other lists, languages &
> places.
>
> Announcement follows.
>
> Thanks for any & all help,
> Erik

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Erik Moeller-4
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2008/5/30 Pedro Sanchez <[hidden email]>:
> I'm translating the interface at betawiki into spanish, I expect to
> finish today or tomorrow morning. Is it still time for that?

There's still plenty of time for UI translations - I expect we'll see
the first rollouts beyond the German Wikipedia in a couple of weeks or
so.

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Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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