Forum talk:Edit spam

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Spam warning[edit source]

I do not want to see Recent Changes and article histories flooded with dozens or hundreds of tiny non-bot edits as a result of this... contest. If I see such a thing, I will consider it disruptive and take action accordingly. --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 03:53, September 8, 2012 (UTC)

Though I'm not in this anymore, why can't someone make many edits? If they're manual edits, then is that a problem? I was actually was talking about this in chat a while ago and a new user happened to say something made complete sense:


A good thing, see. If they're manual edits, then it shouldn't be a problem as any user should still be able to view the recent changes easily as always. Hair 03:58, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
Constructive edits are always welcome, but the way in which they're implemented can be disruptive. Cook's spamming is the best example of this -- Recent Changes becomes flooded with his edits, and it becomes difficult to monitor the list for bad edits or vandalism. When a user makes lots of little edits to an article in a short time, we ask them to combine their changes into as few revisions as possible and use the Preview button -- because we don't like the spam.
Remember when we had that Wikia blog achievements extension thing and people spammed edits simply to earn badges, or whatever they were? We had a follow-up discussion and rejected the extension because of the spam. Based on these instances of precedent, I assert that the community has an interest in keeping Recent Changes and article/user contribution histories free of unnecessary edits. I don't want to see this contest delve into a spamfest, because good-faith or not, it is disruptive. --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 04:08, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
I consider you calling repetitive edits disruptive just because you dislike them to be gaming the system. MolMan 04:00, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
They are disruptive because they unnecessarily impede our jobs as editors. I said nothing about the content of the edits. --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 04:09, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
One can also just remove the editors from your RecentChanges through javascript. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 04:10, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
Goddamned edit conflicts. The methods I've heard for accomplishing this are flawed in some way, whether ineffective or detrimental to my job as an editor. Additionally, why should individual users have to take their own measures to individually solve what is a site-wide issue? --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 04:14, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
Goddamned edit conflicts ...
I guess the same reasons one should take more time out of their day to do the same task. svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 04:15, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
WE ARE VOLUNTEERS. MolMan 04:16, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
Ooh, caps lock. So what? --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 04:20, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
So that it actually gets through to you; you don't need to be on this site if you don't want to. You're here to help out on your own time, if you can't then don't; there are others more capable of doing so. MolMan 04:21, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
It's as easy as this. I'm sure you are familiar with this. MolMan 04:11, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
Hiding the edits of all logged-in users is a poor solution, as there are good and proper reasons to watch the edits of logged-in users as well as IPs. --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 04:14, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
Then either do as TyA said or, if it's really that hard for you, leave reverting vandalism during cookspam to the faster of the readers. MolMan 04:15, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
I'd like to clarify that faster of readers being the users that can read the past 10 minutes of edits on the recent changes, compared to 30 minutes of changes like usually is. Hair 04:18, September 8, 2012 (UTC)
Pfffft, That's easy. MolMan 04:19, September 8, 2012 (UTC)

Just an aside, Andorin[edit source]

If you knew anything at all about this "edit war", you'd know the hype has died down and most of us most probably won't do it. MolMan 04:26, September 8, 2012 (UTC)