Proposal talk:Support the fight against cross wiki vandalism

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Did you read Wikimedia Foundation Grants $40,000 to the Toolserver? Is improving Toolserver your only proposal? Nemo 06:47, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

If this is a question to me: my proposal concerns facilitating the tools needed to fight cross wiki vandalism. Whether these are hosted on the Toolserver or somewhere else is completely indifferent to me, as long as they keep working. Wutsje 13:19, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Impact?

Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:17, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Impact? (from Proposal talk:Fight vandalism)

Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 01:10, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

As part of a larger effort to improve the quality of our content, fighting vandalism has the potential to dramatically improve public perceptions of our projects. Vandalism and test edits have long been a detriment to perceived quality, limiting engagement with parents and educators, limiting partnerships with cultural institutions, and limiting our ability to broaden participation and use among the public. Making a serious and concerted effort to devote resources to this problem could have significant impacts in these areas. Mike.lifeguard | @meta 02:15, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Ban anonymous edits

It seems nobody in Wikiland is prepared to propose banning anonymous edits. If we could do that we could cut most of the vandalism at a stroke. --Alastair Rae 12:19, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Not sure it should be all anon users because a large number are useful, but certainly IP users from schools (or other institutions) whose only contribution is to vandalise, or regular IP vandals addresses. Some anon users know nothing about Wikipedia but a great deal about other subjects, They notice errors that regular page editor miss or update data (here I am thinking of sport pages). Those kind of users need to be encouraged but if we put a log-in for those minor, random, spur-of-the-moment edits that can improve pages we may find those people are put off and don't contribute. I know from my own experience that it took months of minor edits and wikifying pages about subjects that I was interested in before I got round to creating an account. --Alchemist Jack 17:44, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Recruit Vandals

Can't we make hunting vandalism and protecting Wikipedia from attack into a fun activity, with a scoreboard and special prizes. Then persuade vandals to join in.Alchemist Jack 15:05, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Development of tools

Currently we rely on a hodgepodge of volunteer-managed tools, which are frequently broken, frequently hack jobs, and don't work as well as they could. I'd agree that it would make some limited sense for the Foundation to devote at least some resources to developing and/or improving existing counter-vandalism tools and systems. Werdna 15:01, 12 October 2009 (UTC)