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Could you please use a less generic tag than "possible vandalism" for Special:AbuseFilter/131, such as "article blanking", so that I can write a tag description on frwiki that complies with local rules of frwiki, that say that tags should be specific and factual (although I could put an arbitrary description in w:fr:MediaWiki:Tag-possible vandalism, it would become inaccurate if the same tag is reused in a different filter).

Also, I think it is unfortunate that this filter (sometimes?) overrides the local version, because it shows the generic warning while the local version has its own message. A similar filter probably exists on many wikis, so I am not sure it is an improvement to enable warnings in the global version.


Orlodrim (talk) 16:57, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

The filter is called "blanking article or replacing with unwikified text", it's the tag that adds the problem you raise. We can change that. As for local override, I'm afraid we can't do anything here but to deglobalize the filter, which I don't want to do as it helps identifying pattern problems. Regards, —MarcoAurelio 17:01, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for updating the tag. Orlodrim (talk) 17:05, 3 December 2016 (UTC)



Most detections of this global filter are false positives (frwiki archiving bots, including mine). Could you please remove the warning for bots?


Orlodrim (talk) 07:03, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

I made a request on Steward requests/Miscellaneous about it, this is now resolved. Orlodrim (talk) 20:21, 4 February 2017 (UTC)