The English Wiktionary uses sysop-patrolling of Special:Recentchanges, so that vandalism can be picked off more leisurely. Known good accounts can be added to the "autopatroller" group, so that their contributions don't appear on that list. Known good IP addresses can be added to User:Connel MacKenzie/patrolled.js. This "whitelist voting" page is a mechanism for proposing and publicizing the addition of a user to that group/script; the principle is to have as "lightweight" of a vote as possible without succumbing to any one person's whims. The existence and purpose of this page were made official by Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2008-09/Whitelisted users autopatrol; the details of its functioning are fairly well established now, but still not official per se.
Also see Wiktionary:Whitelist/transient.
- One sysop nominates a name for auto-whitelisting.
- A second sysop approves the nomination.
- If the user is known by an IP address only, the second sysop should add it to patrolled.js. (No archive will be kept.)
- If the user is known by a username, the second sysop should add that user to the "autopatrol" group using special:userrights.
- If uncomfortable, or having difficulties, editing the .js file or adding the user to the autopatrol group, sign it "approved" and it will be taken care of - but make a note that you skipped the step.
- Any sysop can recommend a defer to a nomination; after a week, the nomination may be repeated.
Tentative guidelines are: remove entries here that are stagnant for two or more weeks. Remove whitelisted entries immediately, or after a couple days.
- Any user Foo editing the page User:Foo/Sandbox. (This will have to be via the JS, of course.)
- Nominated by: —msh210℠ 17:51, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
- Currently, the JS has code to mark any edit by a user to his/her own user-page, with a comment "TODO: subpages". Do we want to do subpages in general, as the comment suggests? If so, that seems pretty easy — just replace
if ( ('User:'+editor) == wiktPageTitle )with
if ( ('User:'+editor) == wiktPageTitle )— though I haven't tested that. —RuakhTALK 02:34, 19 December 2008 (UTC)
- Not in general, no. Some subpages are simply promotional material or other inappropriate content. --EncycloPetey 01:10, 20 December 2008 (UTC)
- I agree with EP. But /Sandbox is common enough that I think we should whitelist it just to get it off the unpatrolled list.—msh210℠ 19:36, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
- Approved by: —RuakhTALK 03:25, 31 December 2008 (UTC)
- Leolaursen (talk • contribs • rights)