WikiLoop/New name vote

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Around a year ago we first released the prototype of a web-based application with a code name WikiLoop "Battlefield". We are happy to see many Wikipedians found it useful in screening and checking the potential vandalism or quality issue with incoming revisions. As of now, WikiLoop "Battlefield" supports 11 languages, and has seen contributions from 243 logged users who reviewed 63K edits across language version Wikipedias. We think it's a good time to finalize the new name.

While we continue to make functional improvements, we received feedback from multiple community members that the code-name "battlefield" has an annotation of "war-themed", and could potentially be misinterpreted to be military-related or triggering edit-war. And we agree it's a good idea to change the name. We launch a brainstorming request on en:Wikipedia_talk:WikiLoop_Battlefield#Brainstorm to replace the name "Battlefield" and received ~35 names. Thank you!

We hope that the new short list of possible names help to identify this tool's characters:

  • A review tool for Wikipedia and its sister project
  • It's Easy to use for everyone, both logged in and anonymous users, and
  • Creates a friendly atmosphere for collaboration.

We greatly appreciate @Sadads:, @Xinbenlv:, @ElanHR:, @Nizil Shah:, @ToBeFree:, @Nick Moyes:, @FULBERT:, @CAPTAIN MEDUSA:, @L3X1:, @OxonAlex:, @Orphan Wiki:, @Alexcalamaro:, @Rhododendrites:, @SJ:, @FULBERT:, @RedRage132: for providing naming ideas.

Final list of name candidates[edit]

We carefully considered the following factors when choosing the finalist:

  • We want to avoid any names featuring "war" or "military" theme, which is one of the main reasons we want to change its current name.
  • While we initially think this tool is mainly to review vandalism, given that the majority edits on Wikipedia are not vandalism, but constructive contributions, we like to neutralize the tone of name so that it's for more general review than merely to find out vandalism.
  • We want to avoid any names that have a strong authoritative sense or administrative enforcement, but try to feature community citizenship and helping, such as patrol, admin, ban, etc.
  • We want to take into consideration the name is easy to understand when translated into other languages, so we want to avoid slangs or terms that are specific to english (the language that this discussion is taking place)

We picked 3 names for the finalist:

  • WikiLoop WikiTag: Featuring the fact everyone can tag, hence "wiki"-tag (official brand WikiLoop ¡WikiTag! in languages that support "¡").
  • WikiLoop DoubleCheck: Featuring people can cross check each other to collaboratively improve the quality of Wikipedia.
  • WikiLoop SecOp: Featuring people can cross each other to collaboratively improve the quality of Wikipedia.

Everyone eligible can vote for a maximum of two options from the following 3 finalists.

Short list of names and vote[edit]

Click Edit on the section for the name you want to vote in favor of. Only positive votes. All logged-in users get 2 votes. Use the following markup to express your vote:
{{Vote|Vote=Support|Username=[Your username]|Timestamp=~~~~~}}

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
Per the vote result as calculated here, 77 Wikipedian votes, with weights, the result is 26 voted for WikiTag, 136 voted for DoubleCheck, 2 voted for SecOp, the winner is WikiLoop DoubleCheck.

WikiLoop WikiTag[edit]

Description: Featuring the fact everyone can tag, hence "wiki"-tag (official brand ¡WikiTag! in languages that support "¡").

WikiLoop DoubleCheck[edit]

Description: Featuring people can cross check each other's edits to collaboratively improve the quality of Wikipedia.

WikiLoop SecOp[edit]

Description: Short for "Second Opinion", featuring that the revisions labeled provided by its user are just opinions, and are subject to open debate and judgement.

  •  Support Support - id34 05:05, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Oppose Oppose - Doesnt sound so right. - The creeper2007 05:50, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Oppose Oppose - Sounds military. - Wyatt Tyrone Smith 05:50, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Oppose Oppose - 'SecondOpinion' would have been Nice, but 'SecOp'? No, sounds like a military operation. - RonnieV 07:46, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • "Second Opinion"? Doesn't sound like it, rather like "OpSec" (operations security), a "process that (...) executes selected measures that eliminate or reduce adversary exploitation of friendly critical information"  Oppose Oppose - ToBeFree 09:59, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Oppose Oppose - Per ToBeFree. - Veracious 10:32, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Oppose Oppose - Per RonnieV. - Paperworkorange 11:43, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Oppose Oppose - Per ToBeFree. The inverse "Security Operations" also springs to mind. - S.Hinakawa 13:11, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Oppose Oppose - Unfortunately, "SecOp" sounds very militant to me. It's cool, but may be off-putting to good faith users accidentally reverted by someone using the tool. - K6ka 13:13, 30 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Oppose Oppose - It's unclear what it means - Ajshul 03:31, 1 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Oppose Oppose - As everyone has mentioned, it sounds too much like a military theme. - aaPle AaPle (talk) 10:37, 1 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Oppose Oppose - Markworthen 23:16, 2 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •  Oppose Oppose - MrConorAE 20:34, 10 July 2020 (UTC) -- As others have said, this option sounds too "military".Reply[reply]

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Voting rules[edit]

  • Voting dates: June 26 - July 13, 2020 00:00 UTC (two weeks)
  • Everyone eligible can vote for a maximum of two options from the 3 finalists
  • Eligibility: Wikipedia autoconfirmed/confirmed user (from any Wikipedia language) :WD:Q4616064 are eligible, with default multiplying factor 1
  • Multiplying factor: if a user has additional contributions to WikiLoop Battlefield, they votes are multiplied by the following rules:
    • Logged-in Users: in WikiLoop Battlefield
      • Multiplying factor = Math.floor(log10(Number of Revisions Reviewed)) [1]
      • contributions are counted by June 24th, 2020 00:00 UTC
    • Code contributors: each contributor's contribution will add 2 unit to the multiplying factor
      • To claim coding contributions additional votes, please mention your github username in your vote, or private message me (e.g. Email Xinbenlv at gmail dot com)[2]
  1. For example, if you have 1 contribution, your vote is multiplied by 2, if you have reached the 10 revision milestones, your vote is multiplied by 3, and it is multiplied by 4 at the 100 revisions milestone, etc.
  2. For example, if you have 1500 revision reviewed on Wikiloop Battlefield, and also happen to contributed code, your votes is multiplied by Floor(Log(1500) + 2 = 3 + 2 = 5

Connect with us[edit]

  1. On-wiki en:WP:WLBF
  2. Github: file an issue at
  3. Discord:

Thank you very much for your contribution!

Xinbenlv (talk) and Macruzbar (talk)