Shaking up the category tree

Minh Ha Duong haduong at
Fri Sep 12 13:48:14 CEST 2008

> > I would also think that categorizing is best done by wiki editors who
> > have an idea of the tags. We should not encourage authors to do it, but
> > do it when patrolling new pages.
> Excellent idea! A note to that effect. Perhaps even there can be a way
> to automatically populate a page (for us only) of newly created pages
> that have not yet been categorized, that we can visit and deal with.

There is a build in feature in the Mediawiki server introduced in November 
2007 just for that. Did you notice that on the list of new pages
most pages appear with a yellow background ?

Any page highlighted in yellow in Special:Newpages has not yet been marked as 
patrolled. This means that it may not have been reviewed (i.e. visited and 
dealt with). When you check the page, you should mark it as patrolled if (a) 
you see that it is a good page or (b) after you tag it for deletion. If you 
are not sure about what to do with a page, do not mark it as patrolled; 
another editor will review it later.

To mark a page as patrolled, simply click the "[Mark this page as patrolled]" 
link in the bottom right corner of the page. This link will only appear if 
you reach the page from Special:NewPages. 

 Note : I don't see the [Mark this page as patrolled] link, maybe I don't have 
the necessary rights.

Minh HA DUONG, Chargé de Recherche, CNRS
CIRED, Centre International de Recherches sur l'Environnement et le 

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