Wikipedia:Page Curation

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Page Curation is a suite of tools developed between March and September 2012 by the Wikimedia Foundation, in collaboration with the Wikipedia community, to help experienced editors review new pages on the English Wikipedia. The recommendations and guidelines for patrollers are described at WP:NPP, which should be studied carefully before using these tools.

Page curation provides two main features:

  1. the New Pages Feed, a dynamic list of new pages for review by community patrollers.
  2. the Curation Toolbar, an optional panel on articles that enables editors to review them more effectively.
Watch a quick video tour. Click the 'Play' button or the expand icon to watch in full screen.

As of October 2016, a new user group, New Page Reviewer, was created for qualified reviewers, and only users with the New Page Reviewer flag have access to page curation. New page reviewers also have the option of using a user script that combines the two main Page Curation features.[a] If you are an experienced editor, please consider applying!

Users may apply for the New Page Patroller flag at WP:PERM. Applicants are expected to have been registered for at least 90 days and to have made at least 500 uncontested edits to mainspace articles. This is similar to the application process to obtain rights as a Reviewer or Rollbacker, where the user's editing history is checked and, if appropriate, the right is granted by a reviewing administrator. Administrators are accorded discretion to grant the right even where the 90-day threshold is not fully met—typically done when a review of the person's edits indicate they are a strong candidate. For more details, please see New pages patrol and read the instructions at WP:PERM.

There are currently 485 New page reviewers, which makes the total number of users with this permission 1,727 (the rest are administrators).

To learn more about Page Curation, take the tutorial or watch the video tour at the right. For more info, check the help page, and report any issues on the talkpage.

To learn more about patrolling new pages in general, please see the check list of recommended tasks and tutorial at WP:NPP, and consider enrolling at the New Page Patrol School.

New Pages Feed

New Pages Feed screenshot

New Pages Feed is a tool developed by the Foundation as an alternative to Special:NewPages. Our hope is that it will improve the quality of new articles, the ease with which these articles can be patrolled, the quality of the reviews and their impact on page creators.

The New Pages Feed "list view" is a complete overhaul of Special:NewPages itself, and is intended to be an improvement of its user interface, making it easier to find, sort, and filter pages that need to be reviewed. A screenshot of it is shown to the right of this page. Features for this include:

  1. A lot more data about an article is surfaced. It is possible to see, through the New Pages Feed itself, things like who patrolled it, whether the article has been nominated for deletion, and data about the article itself (size, a preview of the text, whether it has been categorised, how many users have contributed to it). This makes identifying pages you may have an interest in far easier and more accurate, because you no longer have to open them individually to find out most of that information.
  2. The 30 day limit has been removed. This was a source of stress, because it created a completely artificial time constraint and sense of pressure. Instead, unpatrolled articles will appear in the log regardless of their age, while patrolled articles will remain in the list for 60 days.
  3. The bug that prevents articles created from redirects and articles that were moved from one namespace to another from appearing in the relevant Special:NewPages queue has been fixed.
  4. The bug that makes the patrol button vanish if you edit an article before patrolling it has been fixed.
  5. Key statistics, including a leaderboard and the number of articles that remain unpatrolled, have been introduced.
  6. Better filtering and sorting, to allow for more accurate selection of the kind of articles individual patrollers are interested in working on, have been implemented.

Try out the New Pages Feed yourself and let us know what you think! For more information about this tool, check our help page. New page reviewers have the option of using a user script that combines the two main Page Curation features, namely the Special:NewPagesFeed and the curation toolbar.

Curation Toolbar

Curation Toolbar screenshot

The Curation Toolbar is a suite of tools that is available on articles or user pages, to help patrollers review them more effectively. This optional Javascript panel enables qualified editors to get page info, mark a page as reviewed, tag it, mark it for deletion, send WikiLove to page creators—or jump to the next page on the list. It works a bit like Twinkle, but aims to provide an easier user interface, with built-in tools for expressing gratitude and providing helpful feedback to page creators. The Curation Toolbar is an integral part of the Page Curation product, which aims to enhance the current page patrol process, by making it easier for qualified editors to patrol productively on Wikipedia.

This Curation Toolbar is available to editors with the New Page Patroller right, for any page (other than pages they themselves created) listed in the New Pages Feed. Once you have the right, from that feed, click on any page title (or the "Review" button) to view that page, along with its Curation Toolbar, which appears as a gray vertical bar near the right edge of your browser window. Note that you can close that toolbar by clicking on the 'x' icon—or minimize it by clicking on the icon to the right. If you close the Curation Toolbar accidentally, you can open it again by clicking on Curate this article in the 'Tools' section of the left sidebar; this option is not available though if you were the page creator.

This tool is compatible with Twinkle, and can be used as well as, or instead of it.

Notes

  1. ^ The old Special:NewPages feed can be accessed using this script.

See also

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