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- I've opened the RfC. --DannyS712 (talk) 01:29, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
Before I officially open this proposal, is there anything that should be changed? --DannyS712 (talk) 06:32, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Please do not open this RfC at the VP. The VP is for notifying of RfCs, although from the number of RfC that get started there by newbies, one could forgive the Community for thinking the VP is the place. The RfC should be on a sub page of its parent project. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 11:25, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
Please take the Neelix episode into consideration. Some users here might not remember it.Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 11:32, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
- @Kudpung: I've re-read through the Neelix discussions. What, if anything, would you suggest be done? I was planning to continue logging on-wiki in text form (in addition to the actual patrol logs), but is there anything else? DannyS712 (talk) 06:17, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
- I haven't actually given much thought to the technicalities. Getting a new user group created is not easy at all. Many editors oppose based purely on bureaucracy-creep without even considering what is being proposed, while others support because they like collecting hats. Although I realise that redirects need to be patrolled because a lot of superfluous and nonsense redirects are indeed created, I don't believe that they are toxic in the way articles can be. There is something wrong with a significant number redirects - however justified the creation of a redirect may be, the creators often do not follow the guidelines at WP:R properly(if they even botther tomread them) or do not add the correct templates to them. Patrolling an article releases it to to be indexed and found in search engines, and I'm sure that plausible redirects need to be searchable too. However, my main personal concern is that redirects can be turned back into articles for a number of illicit purposes, but that's another story. So I'm sorry if I can't be of more help. Have you asked anyone else to review this RfC draft? I suggest getting some feedback from users such as Barkeep49, Insertcleverphrasehere, DGG, Ymblanter, MER-C, Scope creep, Elmidae, SD0001, Scottywong, Rosguill, Onel5969, PamD, and a couple of users who were major contributors to the Neelix discussions. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 01:56, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
- I am in favor of this generally. While Neelix was an unfortunate incident they already had true autopatrol so I'm not sure how this would make Neelix 2 more likely. Personally speaking I find redirects to be much less of a priority for patrolling than articles and so methods that can reduce the number of redirects that "must" be patrolled strikes me as a good thing. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 02:06, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
- @Kudpung: Note that converting a redirect into an article adds it to the feed again - see phab:T223828 DannyS712 (talk) 02:14, 23 November 2019 (UTC) (edited --DannyS712 (talk) 02:22, 23 November 2019 (UTC))
- I am critically aware of that, but there are nevertheless ways in which illicit conversions can be missed by patrollers. There is precisely a relevent discussion at WT:NPR right now. I also wrote an article in The Signpost last year on black hat UPE Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:19, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
- I think the key problem is redirects turned into articles. We need some way of getting these included somewhere (actually, I think there's an edit filter for these, and if not, it would be easy to make one) . Otherwise, I'm not concerned about redirects. I think an additional processfor these would be unconstructive--it would take away from the concentration of effort we need to give new drafts and articles. We must keep from getting further behind for the partthat relaly matters, and every person switching to check redirects is one fewer to check articles. DGG ( talk ) 06:52, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
- @DGG: as noted above, redirects turned into articles are added to the queue the same way new articles are - see phab:T223828 --DannyS712 (talk) 08:53, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
- yes, I know that, because I was one of the people who asked for this in the first place. We neeed to label them, tho, or give some indication, so they can be spotted more specifically DGG ( talk ) 15:48, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
- I added a note at the top of the proposal --DannyS712 (talk) 01:26, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
- Also in support of this, as I can't see any negatives. There are several NPPers who appear to spend a lot of time patrolling just the redirects - if anything, this will lift some load off them. While it's true that proposals like this tend to get opposed purely because of the bureaucracy-creep argument, I don't think that would be the case here as most of NPP (appears to be) in favour of this. I agree with Barkeep on the Neelix incident. We shouldn't hold off trusting hundreds of users just because one of them will ultimately break the trust. SD0001 (talk) 13:20, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
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