WikiProject 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=~~~~~}}

WikiLoop WikiTag[edit]

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

  •  Support Support - Xinbenlv 04:23, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Can I Log In 05:15, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - TechLich 05:28, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - The creeper2007 05:48, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Ganbaruby 05:49, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Edi7* 06:11, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Alexcalamaro 08:27, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Sj 12:32, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - bluerasberry 13:42, 30 June 2020 (UTC) "Tagging" is a great term for all sorts of review and all the kinds of review activities which we want to encourage after this model. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:41, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Chrispainter0624 14:35, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Too many wikis. If anything, just "WikiLoop Tag" — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:10, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Neutral Neutral - Agree with User:Rhododendrites, but this would be my second pick either way - Whisperjanes 20:16, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Neutral Neutral - FULBERT 01:10, 1 July 2020 (UTC) I am not sure anything really gets tagged using this, that is, beyond tagged as being reverted. Perhaps that is the intention in this?
  •  Neutral Neutral - I'm a bit on-the-edge with this, because it's defined everywhere in the app and docs as 'marking' but I feel that would be an awkward name. - ToxiBoi~pub 02:02, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - BeamAlexander25 07:07, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Orphan Wiki 15:24, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

WikiLoop DoubleCheck[edit]

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

  •  Support Support - Quartz dragon 18:44, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Cmdrjameson 19:40, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - jxdn 16:19, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - CommanderWaterford 19:37, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Tipeditor 15:12, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Xinbenlv 04:23, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Rachmat04 05:04, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - id34 05:04, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - ChromeGames923 05:10, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Paradoxsociety 05:12, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Can I Log In 05:15, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - TechLich 05:28, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Evolution and evolvability 05:39, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Masjawad99 05:41, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - The creeper2007 05:48, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Ganbaruby 05:49, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Wyatt Tyrone Smith 05:53, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Edi7* 06:10, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - strug 06:16, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - I dream of horses 06:51, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Wisnu Adi Nurcahyo 07:20, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Papuass 08:40, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - He7d3r 09:45, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Klbrain 09:48, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - BhaskaraPattelar 09:53, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Chrispainter0624 14:34, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  • I was about to say "it's okay", but the longer I imagine using the name, the better it sounds to me. "DoubleCheck" is easy to remember, can be abbreviated as "DC", like "TW" for Twinkle and "HG" for Huggle, and works well in regular discussion sentences, such as "The edit has been reverted using DoubleCheck", "please be more careful when using DoubleCheck", "I recommend enabling the DoubleCheck gadget in your preferences".  Support Support - ToBeFree 09:56, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Its better. -Nizil Shah (talk) 10:06, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Can also be abbreviated as DC, a common abbreviation for direct current electricity. That is not a very friendly connotation but I think it may work nice for anti-vandalism. I also wonder why not "CrossCheck" "CC" for the name and double check for description? - Ononal 10:11, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Easy to understand what it is. - Paperworkorange 11:41, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support totally supportive of this, and it doesn't have secondary connotations that I can anticipate, Sadads (talk) 12:18, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Spy-cicle 12:44, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Cantons-de-l'Est 12:52, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - "WL DC" makes for a good, short, and simple abbreviation. It also sounds the least "militant" of the other options. - K6ka 13:12, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - I also like the sound of CrossCheck, per Ononal. - S.Hinakawa 13:13, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - AppleBsTime 13:14, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Firestarforever 13:59, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Thadguidry 14:09, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Rhododendrites 15:15, 30 June 2020 (UTC) - best of what's here, I guess? — Rhododendrites talk \\ 15:15, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Md Maruf Parvez 15:27, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Prad Nelluru 15:54, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - HaoranFei 16:04, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Daask 16:24, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Zoozaz1 16:51, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - DarwIn 16:55, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - AC5230 18:50, 30 June 2020 (UTC) (2:50 PM EDT)
  •  Support Support - Whisperjanes 20:12, 30 June 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - FULBERT 01:12, 1 July 2020 (UTC) Doublecheck is a mouthful, but I like the concept most of the 3 options.
  •  Support Support - Nice and simple name, and I think it satisfies each of the requirements this page lays out. - ToxiBoi~pub 02:02, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Ajshul 03:29, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Tow 03:31, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Eatcha 06:20, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - BEANS X2 09:22, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Of the three options, I think this both best demonstrates what the software does, and is usable for many cases, as by others (DC abbreviation and easy use in sentences.) - aaPle 10:28, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Nick Moyes 11:03, 1 July 2020 (UTC) Not ideal, but best of the bunch.
  •  Support Support - CAPTAIN MEDUSA 11:10, 1 July 2020 (UTC) seems OK, but not "great".
  •  Support Support - Alfie -- Thanks, Alfie. enwiki 11:45, 1 July 2020 (UTC) Least worst of the bunch. Encourages collaboration rather than the weird militaristic themes of the old name.
  •  Support Support - Ed6767 13:51, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Orphan Wiki 15:25, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - wylie39 23:52, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Misiuji100 8:12, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Rsrikanth05 15:33, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Markworthen 23:14, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Denny 01:28, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Jchmrt 18:56, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - [[User:Omtylo]|Omtylo]]] 07:33, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Ganesha811 17:25, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - Llightex 01:49, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
  •  Support Support - NonsensicalSystem 09:58, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Sohom Datta (talk) 11:41, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

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)

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]
References
  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 http://github.com/google/wikiloop-battlefield/issues/new
  3. Discord: https://discord.gg/sAFGPV

Thank you very much for your contribution!

Xinbenlv (talk) and Macruzbar (talk)