Wiktionary:Votes/2010-05/Flood flag

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Flood flag[edit]

  • Voting on: Enabling the flood flag on English Wiktionary. It is to be used only for temporarily making repetitive, non-controversial actions so as not to flood Recent Changes.
  • Vote starts: 00:00, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 24:00, 7 June 2010 (UTC)


  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Yair rand 16:43, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support Conrad.Irwin 16:49, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support.RuakhTALK 18:35, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
  4. Symbol support vote.svg The vote doesn't make clear (and I'm sorry I noticed this only now) who will have the power to set and unset the flood flag. Assuming that only admins (or only bureaucrats, or only admins and patrollers) will have those powers, I vote in support.​—msh210 19:11, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
    Actually, I really wish this proposal were clearer. We're seeking a new user group with which rights precisely? bot? autopatrol? noratelimit? skipcaptcha? apihighlimits? And, then, who will have the right (technical power, not permission) to add and remove people from that group? admins? b'rats? admins and parollers? I don't mind any of the options I've listed (except the 'bot' right, as I have no idea what it does precisely, but I assume I don't mind it, either), which is why I'm voting in support, but.​—msh210 18:37, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
    FWIW, Simetrical has informed me that the 'bot' right is the right to mark edits as bot edits, which can then be not seen in recentchanges, on watchlists, etc.​—msh210 20:05, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
    My understanding is that should this vote pass, the usergroup "Flood" which has the right "Be treated as an automated process (bot)" will be added, and the "Administrator" user group will have Add group: Flood, and Remove group: Flood added. --Yair rand 20:12, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
    So then, are user-groups "flood" and "bot" technically equivalent, differing only in their semantics? —RuakhTALK 21:04, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
    No, the bot group has more rights than just the bot right. See [[special:listgrouprights]].​—msh210 16:14, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
    Oh! That makes perfect sense, but is also incredibly confusing. :-P   Thanks for clarifying. :-)   —RuakhTALK 19:03, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Prince Kassad 20:39, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support Razorflame 20:58, 10 May 2010 (UTC) Definitely. As the one who introduced this idea to the community, I definitely stand by it.
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support Bequw τ 00:54, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support —Stephen 22:21, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
  9. Symbol support vote.svg Support H. (talk) 15:23, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
  10. Symbol support vote.svg SupportAugPi (t) 17:48, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
  11. Symbol support vote.svg Support Diego Grez 19:08, 10 June 2010 (UTC)



  1. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain Can't you just mark edits as minor, and then if someone doesn't want to see minor edits they can hide them? — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 12:49, 14 May 2010 (UTC)