What is FISB?
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- "And when people did help they were given a flattering name. They weren’t called “Wikipedia’s little helpers,” they were called “editors.” It was like a giant community leaf-raking project in which everyone was called a groundskeeper. Some brought very fancy professional metal rakes, or even back-mounted leaf-blowing systems, and some were just kids thrashing away with the sides of their feet or stuffing handfuls in the pockets of their sweatshirts, but all the leaves they brought to the pile were appreciated. And the pile grew and everyone jumped up and down in it having a wonderful time. And it grew some more, and it became the biggest leaf pile anyone had ever seen anywhere, a world wonder."
—New York Review of Books, 
- "I call this Revolution 2.0. Revolution 2.0 is, is - I say that our revolution is like Wikipedia, OK? Everyone is contributing content. You don't know the names of the people contributing the content ... This is exactly what happened... Everyone was contributing small pieces, bits and pieces. We drew this whole picture. We drew this whole picture of a revolution. And that picture - no one is the hero in that picture."
— Activist Wael Ghonim
- "What are we going to do tonight, Brain? Same thing we do every night, Pinky, try and take over the world."
|noob||involved||been around||veteran||seen it all||older than the Cabal itself||where did my life go? oh, have to go check my watchlist...|
Wikipedia works because of how many people participate in creating and checking its pages. All changes go through a virtual filter--a gauntlet--of intelligent computer and human review. Thousands of people are constantly scouring new changes, and millions of readers keep an eye out for anything that seems off.
Because of this process, research studies have shown that Wikipedia is just as accurate as traditional encyclopedias, but its errors get fixed faster. We are living proof of the coders' motto that "With enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow". In other words, many hands make anything possible!
1. Edit filter (automatic pattern rejection)
2. CBNG (machine-learning artificial neural network bot)
4. STiki (cbng residual feed, missed vandalism, subtle vandalism--human assisted metadata and pattern based review)
5. Article watchlists, selective page and topic monitoring by users
6. Pending changes, live version delay, reviewed by autoconfirmed users
7. Semi-protection, prevents non-autoconfirmed users from editing
8. Full protection, prevents non-admins from editing
9. Official readers, journalists and subjects of articles who report mistakes in the news (not good!)
10. Random readers, millions of individuals who fix errors when they come upon them
|Admin stuff to do|
Usernames for administrator attention
Requests for page protection
Current requests for increase in protection level
Place requests for new or upgrading pending changes, semi-protection, full protection, move protection, create protection, template editor protection, or feedback protection at the TOP of this section. Check the rolling archive of fulfilled and denied requests or, failing that, the if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.
semi-protection: For at least one month, please. Previous semi-protection applied by John Reaves (talk · contribs) on the 5th was apparently not long enough, as edits to add promotional content by apparent socks restarted immediately after the protection expired. This is apparently an attempt to whitewash the fact that his son is a convicted (and notable) murderer by people connected with this politician. Reventtalk 07:24, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Pending changes, temporary semi-protection etc. all have been tried. It's not working, the article continues to be the target of malicious edits by IP users. Its time to indefinitely protect it. —Indian:BIO · [ ChitChat ] 05:49, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Indefinite semi-protection: Persistent vandalism – Polarizing Public figure in tech community. Claims previous page was taken down without authorization. Should at least have temporarily semi-protection. Mhannigan (talk) 05:32, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Indefinite pending changes: Persistent vandalism – If you take a look at the history of the article, a vast majority of the last fifty edits are removals and reverts of well sourced information, or addition of unsourced information, likely because this is a somewhat sensitive topic. Placing this on pending changes will deal with this issue, while still allowing constructive contributions from IPs. Vanamonde93 (talk) 05:16, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Indefinite semi-protection Persistent content dispute/edit warring regarding placement of reference for American Airlines's service at the airport (the airline is operating this route as a seasonal service instead of year-round). IPs inappropriately calling edits as "vandalism". A user already made a note at the article's talk page. Rzxz1980 (talk) 05:00, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – This was full-protected before by CambridgeBayWeather due to vandalism from autoconfirmed accounts, but they lowered it again to semi-protection. In the five or so hours since the protection level was lowered we have had reverts over three separate pieces of content. Full protection may or may not have been justified for the vandalism (disclaimer - I was the one who requested it), but I think it is justified for the edit warring. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 03:58, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Pending changes: Vandalism: disruptive edits by IP users overtime including negative hate-speech against living persons and the subject matter. History of vandalism has come primarily from IP addresses, and edits have been reverted or corrected by Wikipedia Administrators and registered users alike. Some screening would be good. Proboynow3 (talk) 10:10 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Example Related Articles
Temporary semi-protection: High level of IP vandalism. Hi I just don't know what to do. Numerous IP addresses keep vandalising these pages High level of IP vandalism. CourtneyBonnick (talk) 02:55, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Temporary full protection: Content dispute/edit warring – 1 week perhaps? There was a previous edit war going on between two editors, and now two other editors seem to be in the beginning stages, already showing signs of incivility. I think full protection would force discussion on the talk page with admin intervention and help the collaborative process. . Dusti*Let's talk!* 22:40, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Current requests for reduction in protection level
Check here if you cannot find your request. Only recently answered requests are still listed here.
Current requests for edits to a protected page
Further information: Wikipedia:Edit requests
A rolling archive of the last seven days of protection requests can be found at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection/Rolling archive.
Protected edit requests
|Requests for confirmation|
|There are no outstanding requests for the file mover flag.|
|Requests for reviewer|
|Requests for rollback|
|Requests for template editor|
- "It worked and grew because it tapped into the heretofore unmarshaled energies of the uncredentialed. The thesis procrastinators, the history buffs, the passionate fans of the alternate universes of Garth Nix, Robotech, Half-Life, P.G. Wodehouse, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charles Dickens, or Ultraman—all those people who hoped that their years of collecting comics or reading novels or staring at TV screens hadn’t been a waste of time—would pour the fruits of their brains into Wikipedia, because Wikipedia added up to something. This wasn’t like writing reviews on Amazon, where you were just one of a million people urging a tiny opinion and a Listmania list onto the world—this was an effort to build something that made sense apart from one’s own opinion, something that helped the whole human cause roll forward."
—New York Review of Books, 
- "So there was this exhilarating sense of mission—of proving the greatness of the Internet through an unheard-of collaboration. Very smart people dropped other pursuits and spent days and weeks and sometimes years of their lives doing “stub dumps,” writing ancillary software, categorizing and linking topics, making and remaking and smoothing out articles—without getting any recognition except for the occasional congratulatory barnstar on their user page and the satisfaction of secret fame. Wikipedia flourished partly because it was a shrine to altruism—a place for shy, learned people to deposit their trawls."
—New York Review of Books,