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Bug 4754 - Enable new page restriction on Simple English Wikipedia
Enable new page restriction on Simple English Wikipedia
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: shell
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-25 22:00 UTC by Netoholic
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Netoholic 2006-01-25 22:00:18 UTC
On Simple:Wikipedia, please enable the 
logged-out-user new page creation restriction.

Simple: is currently understaffed on administrators, but we have 
been getting a lot of activity lately. The logged-out 
restriction would help us greatly. We have a lot of red links, 
and few quality articles... this creates a situation where we 
get a lot of user tests and vandal-ish comments being left. Many 
of these not-yet pages have been created and deleted several 
Comment 1 Melancholie 2006-01-26 02:43:14 UTC
Do you really think the "logged-out-user new page 
creation restriction" feature is a good idea for simple.
wikipedia? 'Simple' is relatively small, so I think you 
would rather profit from edits of anonymous and fresh 
users, don't you (over-all)?
Comment 2 Netoholic 2006-01-26 06:01:39 UTC
While there are some good edits, we're not benefitting from new page creations.  We are very much 
a "dumping ground" for odd bits.  Often, we get people dropping in and copying their favorite 
article directly from their home wiki.  We also get POV/etc. warriors that drop us their 
preferred versions of en: articles.  There is also a higher-than-I'd-think amount of strictly 
nonsense pages being created -- we've been linked several times from high-traffic sites like 
SomethingAwful, being described as a "dumbed-down Wikipedia".  Our regular contributors are kept 
extremely busy chasing new pages, and we are falling behind on quality in a major way.  Being 
that there are only two active admins at present, clearing a few dozen speedy deletions is pretty 
typical.  I promise, we'll put in the effort to get people to create accounts.
Comment 3 Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2006-01-26 13:12:35 UTC
Erm, can't you just make more sysops? I mean, it's a medium sized community and
there SHOULD be a lot of admins. I don't think this is necessary, but if YOU,
the contribs from simple:, think that it'd be good, then who am I to judge?
Comment 4 Netoholic 2006-01-27 03:38:36 UTC
I'm the active bureacrat on Simple, and I do wish we had more sysops.  The problem is that the rate of 
new (bad) article creation is totally unmatched compared to the article quality.  Cutting out the 
sporadic contributions frees up time for actually writing, and encouraging people to create accounts 
will contribute to the sense of community.
Comment 5 Majorly 2008-04-27 23:17:21 UTC
I think this bug should be closed. There was no input from the community on this, and the majority of page creations are good ones (I am an active admin there, and Netoholic is a former bureaucrat who last edited in late 2006).

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