This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Senate Hall page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Graestan(Talk) 21:47, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm looking for a few wikis who would like to volunteer to trial the AbuseFilter. The tool allows certain users to create filters that can prevent or highlight potentially bad edits. For example, if a new user blanks a page, you can either prevent them doing that, or warn them against it without disallowing it, or you can just tag it so that people can easily see page blankings in recent changes and in the abuse log. You can also get specific to stop certain forms of vandalism, such as mentioning "on wheels" in a page move.
Are you happy for me to turn this on for Wookieepedia?
My immediate reaction would be to say we should at least give it a try, but contrary to what some Wikia staff may think I do get consensus from the other sysops and a cross-section of the users before I ask you guys to turn anything on or off. -- Darth Culator(Talk) 16:14, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm willing to give it a shot. Graestan(Talk) 16:33, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Though I think that we don't need this yet to fight vandalism, I think that preventing users from things like "removing references", "Large deletion from article by new editors", "Test type edits from clicking on edit bar" or similar can't hurt. Pranay Sobusk ~ Talk 16:55, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Does this mean that there will be less vandalism to revert? :( But really, per Grae. Chack Jadson(Talk) 11:48, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for all the comments. I've turned it on. There are currently no filters, so it won't do anything until the admins add some here. Please be careful with it as it does have the potential to slow things down if the filters added are too slow. You can test them first and check how long they take. Anyone can view the log here.
This is just a trial here and on Narutopedia so it might not remain enabled indefinitely. Please post here with any feedback you have about it, and any adjustments you think would need to be made before a wider launch of the tool across Wikia. Thanks, Angela (talk) 05:29, 6 July 2009 (UTC)