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Recent changes patrol or RC patrol refers to the process of checking the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[46] to the wiki for harmful edits.

The patrol is entirely voluntary and carries no obligation. At its heart, it's really just a way to see that every edit gets checked in a timely manner and is given a boost on its way to becoming a "There was an error working with the wiki: Code[47]", while similtaneously ensuring that the rest of PESWiki is not harmed.

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What to do

RC Patrolling primarily consists of a four step process:

Identifying "bad" or "needy" edits:RC patrollers efficiently identify problematic edits. A bad edit is an edit that for one reason or another needs to be There was an error working with the wiki: Code[51]. A There was an error working with the wiki: Code[52] edit requires maintenance in some manner.

Removing or improving the edit:Needy edits should be tagged according to their need (ie There was an error working with the wiki: Code[4]), or There was an error working with the wiki: Code[53] changed immediately. Bad edits should likewise be tagged or deleted. Because no PESWikins like their edits to be deleted, it is important to leave concise but clear justifications on the talk page or in the edit summary. When adding tags, please consider placing them on the article's talk page rather than in the article itself.

Warn the editor: In the cases of deliberate vandalism or an evident lack of knowledge on PESWiki procedure, offending editors should be warned on their talk pages. While this is an optional step, it should be a regular part of a patroller's duties, as it minimizes conflict, educates new editors and alerts admins of repeat offenders. For efficiency and consistency, standard warning templates can be found There was an error working with the wiki: Code[54].

Check the user's other contributions: You'll often find more edits with similar problems. Fix those as well.

Being nice

Throughout the entire process of RC patrol, it is important to remember There was an error working with the wiki: Code[55]. Far from being a monolithic horde of vandals, There was an error working with the wiki: Code[56], and spammers, the available evidence seems to indicate that newcomers write most of PESWiki's content.

If you see a new user, There was an error working with the wiki: Code[5] them if you're so inclined, and include a pointer or two of feedback about how they can make their contributions even better. Most will gladly welcome the support.

It is also important to There was an error working with the wiki: Code[57] as much as possible, or, minimally to There was an error working with the wiki: Code[58]. For example, remember not everyone is as computer literate as you some people will accidentally blank or damage pages when attempting to cut and paste material from PESWiki. Others may not understand that, yes, their changes really are visible to the entire world.

Patrolling edits to existing pages

In general, one thing to keep in mind is not to focus only on patrolling articles in the main namespace. Image pages, for example, are freqently victims of nonsensical edits and vandalism. Such uncaught edits may be harmful due to malicious modification or collateral removal of copyright tags.

Newbie tests

Look for newbie tests (odd edits PESWiki:Vandalism), but There was an error working with the wiki: Code[59]. Revert their experiments and leave one of the following messages on their user talk page. Be sure to timestamp (~~~~) the warning.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[6] ~~~~ : Thanks for experimenting with PESWiki. Your test worked, and has been reverted or removed. Please use PESWiki:Sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the PESWiki:Welcome, newcomers if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thanks.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[7] ~~~~ (a variant suitable for blanking) : Please be careful not to remove content from PESWikiwithout a valid reason, which you should specify in the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[60] or on the article's There was an error working with the wiki: Code[61]. Thank you.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[8] ~~~~ : Please stop adding nonsense to PESWiki. It is considered PESWiki:Vandalism. If you would like to experiment, use the PESWiki:Sandbox. Thank you.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[9] ~~~~ (a variant suitable for blanking) : Please do not remove content from PESWiki it is considered PESWiki:Vandalism. If you want to experiment, please use the PESWiki:Sandbox. Thank you.

Further non-constructive edits can be viewed as vandalism, and dealt with as below.

Spam

Look for There was an error working with the wiki: Code[62]. If it comes in the form of articles, nominate them for deletion with There was an error working with the wiki: Code[10], place a There was an error working with the wiki: Code[63] tag on them with There was an error working with the wiki: Code[11], or nominate them at There was an error working with the wiki: Code[64].

Copyright violations

Look for There was an error working with the wiki: Code[65] and There was an error working with the wiki: Code[66] them. As per the instructions at There was an error working with the wiki: Code[67] that this is what you are doing. If an entire article is a copyvio see the section on copyvios in the new pages section below.

Vandalism

Look out for PESWiki:Vandalism, and There was an error working with the wiki: Code[68] it. It is often worthwhile to check the page history after reverting to make sure you have removed all the vandalism. Also, check the user contributions of the vandal - you will often find more malicious edits.

Additionally, leave warning messages on the vandal's talk pages using the following system.

Warning templates

Note that There was an error working with the wiki: Code[69] need not be used sequentially. If the edit is PESWiki:Vandalism, consider using There was an error working with the wiki: Code[12] or starting with There was an error working with the wiki: Code[13]. For continuing severe vandalism, There was an error working with the wiki: Code[14] may be skipped and a There was an error working with the wiki: Code[15] given straight after a test2. If, however, you are PESWiki:Vandalism, always start with There was an error working with the wiki: Code[16] If a user made such an edit and reverted it himself, use a There was an error working with the wiki: Code[17]. For extreme or extensive cases of vandalism committed by users who have received no prior warnings, There was an error working with the wiki: Code[18] may be used. The ~~~~ in the templates below cause the time and your signature to be added to the warning.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[19] ~~~~ (use if an edit appears to be a reversion of a newbie test): PESWiki:Welcome, newcomers, and thank you for experimenting with There was an error working with the wiki: Code[20]}#if:There was an error working with the wiki: Code[21]}|the page There was an error working with the wiki: Code[70]. You can look at these pages as well: PESWiki:How to edit a page, PESWiki:Tutorial, and There was an error working with the wiki: Code[71]. All of these pages are good places to start. Again, welcome, and I hope that you will like PESWiki.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[23] ~~~~ (use if an edit appears to have possibly not been an intentional act of vandalism): Thank you for experimenting with PESWiki. Your test worked, and has been There was an error working with the wiki: Code[72] or removed. Please use PESWiki:Sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the PESWiki:Welcome, newcomers if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[24] ~~~~ (use if an edit is clearly vandalism):

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Welcome to PESWiki. We invite everyone to contribute constructively to our encyclopedia. Take a look at the PESWiki:Welcome, newcomers if you would like to learn more about contributing. However, unconstructive edits are considered PESWiki:Vandalism, and if you continue in this manner you may be There was an error working with the wiki: Code[73] from editing without further warning. Please stop, and consider improving rather than damaging the hard work of others. Thank you.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[25] ~~~~ : Please do not add nonsense to PESWiki. It is considered PESWiki:Vandalism. If you would like to experiment, use the PESWiki:Sandbox. Thank you.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[26] ~~~~ (a variant suitable for vandalism that consists of blanking text) : Please do not remove content from PESWiki it is considered PESWiki:Vandalism. If you want to experiment, please use the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[74]. Thank you.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[27] ~~~~ : Please stop. If you continue to PESWiki:Vandalism pages, you will be There was an error working with the wiki: Code[75] from editing PESWiki.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[28] ~~~~ :
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This is your last warning. The next time you PESWiki:Vandalism a page, you will be There was an error working with the wiki: Code[76] from editing PESWiki.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[29] ~~~~ (used as a first warning for extreme cases of vandalism) :

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This is your only warning. Your recent PESWiki:Vandalism has shown you to be intent on doing harm to PESWiki. The next time you vandalize a page, you will be There was an error working with the wiki: Code[77] from editing PESWiki.

Alternatively, you can use:

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[30] ~~~~

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to explicitly state which articles were vandalized (suffix -n stands for named) and to add your signature. For example:

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[38] : Thanks for experimenting with the page There was an error working with the wiki: Code[78] for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the PESWiki:Welcome, newcomers if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thanks.

The "There was an error working with the wiki: Code[79]" causes the template text to be pasted into the talk page as if you had typed it out, instead of leaving There was an error working with the wiki: Code[39] visible when editing the page. This makes the messages more personal to the user, and thus, more friendly. Also, if someone vandalizes the template, then the vandalism will not affect every page that uses the text from the template.

If the vandal strikes again, list them at There was an error working with the wiki: Code[88]. Ensure that the user has been warned thoroughly before posting a notice on There was an error working with the wiki: Code[88]. If a user has not been sufficiently warned, an administrator may simply remove the notice without action.

The blocking admin leaves this on the vandal's talk page:

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Remember to sign and timestamp your warnings by leaving four tildes (like this: ~~~~).

Tools

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See also

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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[91] -- for quick action in clear cases

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[92] -- for reporting abusive IP addresses to ISPs

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[93] -- for more complex abuse, or to request a watch on a user/page.

There was an error working with the wiki: Code[94] -- a grid of templates that may be used on user talk pages

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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[81], a project to promote several music guidelines, with a cleanup template that categorizes articles by their deficiencies

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