How to Patrol Discussion Pages on wikiHow

Every edit needs to be patrolled to improve the quality of wikiHow. Here's how to patrol Discussion pages:

Steps

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    Find unpatrolled Discussion pages:

    • Click on Recent Changes in the column to the left.
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    • Click on Hide Patrolled Edits at the top of the page.
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    • Select Discussion in the drop-down menu and click on GO.
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    • Bookmark the page.
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    Compare and correct edits according to patrol guidelines.
    • Mark as patrolled if a comment adds valid information related to the article, such as "I support a merge".
    • Rollback random or irrelevant comments, vulgar nonsense or insults to an individual that are not related to the article.
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    Add a template to an editor's Talk page.

    • Add {{mean}} for vulgar nonsense or insults to an individual, such as "You're stupid".
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    Add {{ID}}, to the top of a Discussion page, if vulgar language related to the article appears on the page.
    • "This page sucks" should not be rolled back. It is not profane or an insult to an individual. It discusses the topic at hand.

Article Info

Categories: Discussion Pages | Patrolling