Grants talk:IdeaLab/Edit your replica

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Brilliant![edit]

Just my thoughts, especially Use Case #1. Each article its own sandbox, edits merged with the article periodically. Cuts back on the burden of patrolling recent changes. And, as changes aren't visible instantly, what's the point of vandalism anyway? Thanks, Sander1453 (talk) 15:17, 30 August 2013 (UTC) nl-wiki talk page[reply]

Hi Sander, thank you for looking this over. I'm not sure what the true overhead of recent changes patrolling is, Stuart Geiger has some interesting analysis here: http://opensym.org/wsos2013/proceedings/p0200-geiger.pdf . IMO, we will see even greater benefits than reduced patrolling -- we could potentially eliminate any spam filtering which might discourage real editors, especially new ones. Agreed that the review queue should be "rebased" as the published version of an article is updated, please see the technical proposal if you're interested in that sort of detail, specifically the "Divergence" section: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Nonlinear_versioning Adamw (talk) 00:46, 7 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]