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Spammy log-only filters
- Filter ("Coronavirus tracking III (BLPs)", public)
- Filter ("Redlinks monitor", public)
- Filter (""Notable people" catch-all", public)
I created all these filters, but I'm not even looking at the log anymore. Unless anyone objects I'm going to disable filters 1047 and 1113, and try to create something out of 1111 that only looks at disambiguation pages. Will anyone miss these filters? Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 20:05, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
- I won't. — xaosflux Talk 23:10, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
- All disabled. If I create the DAB-only filter, it will be at a new number. Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 20:42, 16 May 2021 (UTC)
Edit Filter Helper for Minorax
Set filter 1146 to disallow
"review edit" tag
I saw edits tagged as "review edit", which I didn't remember having seen before. I suspected it was an editing tool I wasn't familiar with (à la "Mobile edit", "Visual edit", etc.), so I was surprised to learn that it just tagged certain IP ranges. Couldn't we use a more descriptive, or at least less counterintuitive, name? Nardog (talk) 04:42, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
- @Nardog: the filter uses the
possible disruptiontag; that tag has a label, "review edit" which certainly sounds less ABF - that label can be updated here: MediaWiki:Tag-Possible disruption. That filter was supposed to be 'temporary' from 5 years ago - so a better question would be: is anyone actually patrolling based on these tags anymore? — xaosflux Talk 13:39, 27 May 2021 (UTC)
- @Xaosflux: It's not about whether it is or is not ABF. I'm not suggesting we change it back to "possible disruption", but "a more descriptive, or at least less counterintuitive, name". Don't you find the current label misleading? (What is it even supposed to mean? If it's an imperative, how common is it to see tag labels that are imperatives, anyway?)
- The filter was last modified by Beetstra 14 months ago, so I assume they are. Nardog (talk) 01:56, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
- Nardog, mine was just a note,I guess User:Coffee may be of more help. Though this was caught today. Maybe a better tag is warranted but the current tag does cover it. Dirk Beetstra T C 06:53, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
- @Nardog: I rarely do RCP based on tags, so it isn't misleading me - but it certainly can be changed to whatever could be more useful. The filter itself doesn't need to be changed to change the label, which is why I was asking who might even be making use of it, as they may have insight in to a better label -- but if no one is using it, we can just shut down the old filter. — xaosflux Talk 11:00, 28 May 2021 (UTC)