Help talk:Patrolled edit

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Initial post-release discussion (January 2005): w:en:Wikipedia talk:Checked edits brainstorming.

How to use/find patrolled edit?[edit]

Patrolled edits: I find very little references about it around this site and Wikipedia. I'd like to know what they are and where they show up. I clicked around on my own homegrown wiki pages, but I don't seem to find that "mark as patrolled" link anywhere. I tried to follow the instructions in this article, but to no prevail. I'd like to help update this article, but I'm stuck here. BTW, I know how to disable it, but how can I put it to use when it is enabled?

There was a lot of lively discussion on this idea somewhere.. but I don't remember where it all was. To find this, go to your recent changes. Then for one of the items, select 'diff'. You should see, on the right-hand side, "[Mark as patrolled]". I have no idea why my own edits don't show up as patrolled, otherwise I might use this feature. I'm sure it'll be forthcoming. -- Sy / (talk) 23:43, Apr 23, 2005 (UTC)

I was wondering if there is a way to mark edits as patrolled on a larger scale than one edit. For example, can I mark all edits of an article as patrolled? Can I mark all edits as patrolled that happened before a certain time?

Retrograde patrol edits[edit]

We hacked RecentChange.php to mark every change older than the selected one as patrolled also. With this feature the "patroller" can decide if the changes should be patrolled one by one (starting from the oldest) or if it should be one action.

The function markPatrolled looks like that after the modification:

# Marks a certain row as patrolled
function markPatrolled( $rcid )
	global $wgDBprefix;
	$fname = 'RecentChange::markPatrolled';

	$dbw =& wfGetDB( DB_MASTER );

	$result = $dbw->query( "SELECT rc_cur_id, rc_timestamp FROM ". $wgDBprefix ."recentchanges WHERE rc_id = $rcid" );
	if ($result != false) {
		$arRes = mysql_fetch_assoc( $result );

	$result = $dbw->query( "SELECT rc_id FROM ". $wgDBprefix ."recentchanges WHERE rc_cur_id = " . $arRes['rc_cur_id'] . " AND rc_timestamp <= " . $arRes['rc_timestamp'] );
	if ($result != false) {
		while ($arRes = mysql_fetch_assoc( $result )) {
			$rcid = $arRes['rc_id'];
			$dbw->update( 'recentchanges',
				array( /* SET */
					'rc_patrolled' => 1
				), array( /* WHERE */
					'rc_id' => $rcid
				), $fname

What needs to be done is a entry in the logging table. Are there any reasons why the standard patroll actions are not logged there? I think it is an important information who patrolled an edit. --Lbirn 09:44, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

General Usage Update[edit]

I want to update this Help page as it's not adequate but don't know how make it in a nice way, maybe someone help to put it down for the following.

  1. Click Recent changes.
    1. For new article, click the article link
    2. For edited article, click the 'diff' link

Also, have the following question: It's seems the 'mark patrol link' doesn't show up if you click the article link for not new article

Also, is there anyway to make a 'not patrol' warning to user who view an article that do not have the 'rcid' parameter passed?

On other Wikimedia projects?[edit]

This might be the wrong place to ask, but are patrolled edits active on any of the Wikimedia projects? We've been wondering over at Wikisource whether they are turned on or not. Thanks. Zhaladshar 15:13, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Recent changes patrol is enabled on specific wikis where it is asked for. I'm of the opinion that it should be switched on for all, but that view isn't shared, it seems. Rob Church Talk 16:06, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Recent changes#bugzilla:05009[edit]

  • Please read the comments there.
  • note: the piped trick does not render at [[Help talk:Recent changes#bugzilla:05009|]]
  • Best regards Gangleri | Th | T 11:57, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

For new articles only?[edit]

I run a small MediaWiki and think it would be nice to enable patrolling for the creation of new articles only; having to go to the diff page to patrol every change is tiresome. Is there a simple way to implement this feature? --LostLeviathan 15:19, 5 May 2006 (UTC)


It seems the

$wgUseRCPatrol = true;

is now in includes/DefaultSettings.php, not in LocalSettings.php

-- 16:49, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Recently Patrolled[edit]

Is there any way to generate a list of articles that have recently had a patrolled edit to them?

Similar idea[edit]

I had a similar idea, but it involves marking diffs that haven't been viewed by anyone, instead of requiring people to actively click "patrolled". See en:Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Anti-vandalism_idea:_.22viewed.22_flag_for_all_diffs and Bugzilla:8108. — Omegatron 14:50, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Trouble understanding article[edit]

So, the only thing that marking an edit as patrolled does is remove the !? Also, I find this sentence hard to understand: "If you're combing through the recent changes list, and you look at an article that is good, you can mark it as "patrolled" so that other users know that it is good." I have no idea what that means.--Created Account 06:34, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Patroller - Upload log[edit]

I was curious if a feature could be added to be able to have the ! appear for newly uploaded files too. Therefore images on certain sites can be patrolled to see if they meet up with that site's policies, are properly linked or if they should be deleted. --CobraBK 11:29, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Make patrol show up on Related changes[edit]

Can you make the exclamations points and patrol options show up on the related changes as well?

Cannot Patrol[edit]

I see a new article with a number of changes. I can patrol any change in the diff view, but I don't see the [Mark as Patrolled] anywhere for the new article. Where do I have to look? --

Who is allowed to make patrolled Changes[edit]

I'm Sysop and Bureaucrat in a wiki, and my changes are Patrolled by default. Can I change other users to make auto-patrolled edits without making them Sysop or Bureaucrat? --

If it's your wiki, as in you have access to the configuration files, then sure, just add a "patroller" group and give them whichever rights you wish. I can suggest settings for the group if you'd like and which files to edit. (Contact me on my talkpage.)
If it's a Wikimedia wiki, see if you have local consensus first, and if so you may then request the developers at bugzilla to add the group. If you need help with this, please contact me. :) ~Kylu (u|t) 17:09, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Need help for installing the feature[edit]

Hello. I am an administrator on the Macedonian Wikipedia and we decided (by voting) to implement this feature on our Wikipedia. I have sought for information and I found out that there are three steps for this. First, we need to decide, then to add some code to the MediaWiki and at last to ask Bugzilla to install the feature. The first one is done, and about the last two steps, the Bosnian users (which have recently installed this) told me to add this code

'bswiki' => array(
'patroller' => array( 'patrol' => true ),
'autopatrolled' => array( 'autopatrol' => true ),
'rollbacker' => array( 'rollback' => true ),

to our MediaWiki ( I assume bswiki in the code should be replaced by mkwiki). I want to ask you where to add this code? Which mediawiki? Thanks--MacedonianBoy 12:35, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Request new usergroups on Bugzila, patrol, autopatrol and editor. Than request the instalation of flagedrevs extension. --WizardOfOz talk 19:51, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
I have already requested, see here. One German user told me that all I need is a request. I hope the request is correct. Regards.--MacedonianBoy 20:05, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
Daumen hoch 90.JPG :) --WizardOfOz talk 20:11, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

FYI: Edit Review Improvements[edit]

If someone amongst you are interested as a patroller, there is a new project described on mw:Edit Review Improvements--Alexmar983 (talk) 05:40, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Bulk patrolling[edit]

It is tedious to patrol a consecutive series of positive edits by a single contributor. Is there a tool that will mark them as patrolled in one action? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:38, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

"Pages expire from the unpatrolled queue after 720 hours (30 days)"[edit]

The note says it's dependent on $wgRCMaxAge, which per doc has been 90 days since 1.25 and doesn't seem to have ever been 30 days. Is it truly dependent on that setting or is it related to something else? --Pcj (talk) 13:01, 1 November 2017 (UTC)