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The recent changes page is turning into a mess, so I've temporarily protected this page. The vandalize & revert every two seconds isn't worth it... Please unprotect ASAP. -- Ryan 18:38, 5 February 2007 (EST)
- If we're changing our editing behavior to suit a software problem, it may be time to file a bug report. -- Colin 18:46, 5 February 2007 (EST)
- Protection reverted. Trolls are looking for attention - reverting their edits immediately gives them that attention. It takes literally seconds to clean up after them once they are gone, but encouraging them to stay around makes a mess of the recent changes for those trying to keep track of what's happening on the site. -- Ryan 18:45, 5 February 2007 (EST)
- History has shown that not reverting them immediately also provides sufficient attention. Many times Willy has come and happily wiped out a few dozen pages and left before anyone bothered to intervene. It seems to me the only recourse is temp-bans. But since it's policy to not do that, I really don't see how we can avoid messing up recentchanges. Also, I'd appreciate it if anyone who thinks recentchanges ought not be messed up (and it's not just you) would propose that as a policy so that a debate about dealing with this could happen outside of an actual event. -- Colin 18:53, 5 February 2007 (EST)