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Talk:Janitorial audit, June 2008

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IB comments[edit]

Thanks to Peter for his excellent work in assessing needs across language versions. I wanted to start discussing some of the decisions Peter mentioned in here.


  • Carmepla - moderate
  • Texugo - low

Carmepla looks like she keeps an eye on things, and overall activity is low. But given the last spam attack, IB disabled anon editing for this version—we might want to review that decision.

We can re-enable anon editing. I'd like to hear some more thoughts before we do.JuCo 14:55, 18 June 2008 (EDT)


  • Evan - inactive
  • Evan PRODROMOU - inactive

eo is dead. It suffered miserably under neglect, and there has been so much spam that it would be difficult to get rid of it all. We've disabled anonymous editing, and may need to simply remove the version altogether IMO.

I agree that removing the version may be the best bet for now. But I'd like to hear more thoughts. JuCo 14:55, 18 June 2008 (EDT)


  • Airin - low
  • Broc - inactive
  • DaniloP - low
  • Gobbler - low

it is one of our more active language versions, and was recently targeted by spammers. Episteme cleaned it up and IB has disabled anonymous editing, but that's not an ideal situation to be in—:it was getting what appeared to be a lot of good anon contributions. But as long as no administrator's are keeping a closer eye on things, we might have to leave it as is to prevent the spamming from getting out of hand.

After the latest round of spam, we've disabled anon edits again and will be creating a spam blacklist. Whenever the version is ready to come off this anon-edit block, we'll do it. JuCo 18:02, 24 June 2008 (EDT)


  • Rmx - moderate
  • Sylx100 - active
  • Texugo - active

Following the spam migration to :pt, IB disabled anon editing, but I think that's too harsh for this language version, as it has very good levels of administrative monitoring.

We've enabled anon editing again.JuCo 14:55, 18 June 2008 (EDT)
Wow, that was an awful lot of work. Thank you so much, Peter! I agree that there is no need for disabling anon editing on pt, our admins have been able to handle all spam and vandalism so far. --Ricardo (Rmx) 13:22, 24 June 2008 (EDT)
Thanks, Ricardo. You're doing a great job!JuCo 16:52, 24 June 2008 (EDT)

Liaison reports[edit]

First, loads of complements to Peter for this outstanding work. This really emphasizes the issue of reviving the system with liaison reports. I strongly suggest that we talk to all the liaisons and urge them to be much more "persistant" when it comes to the submission of liaison reports. If not on a monthly basis, I think that a report four times a year should be sufficient to keep it going. I also believe that language versions without a liaision should elect one. Riggwelter 11:37, 30 July 2008 (EDT)

I agree that it'd be nice to have liaisons for all the language versions. And quarterly reports would be great!JuCo 18:01, 30 July 2008 (EDT)
The problem with getting an English language version liaison is simply that no one wants to do it ;) If we don't get better with our liaison reporting, I'll try to make these janitorial audits monthly. (Although this tells a lot less about what's going on in specific versions than liaison reports do.) --Peter Talk 18:58, 30 July 2008 (EDT)