How to Spend Your Time When There Are No Recent Changes to Patrol

Are you a born RC Patroller? When you finish the list off does your spine get a shiver? Do you hate refreshing every minute and getting one maybe every few times? Here's how to kill some time if the going is slow for RC Patrolling.

Steps

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    Do what the Victory page suggests. The "Victory" page which is shown when you finish off all Recent Changes talks about copyediting, expanding stubs, adding related wikiHows, etc. Follow the page's guidance. To get there, finish off the Recent Changes!
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    Do new article patrol. Also on the victory page, it mentions patrolling new articles again. You're might not actually marking anything patrolled, you're just searching for mistakes and possible expansion to help recent articles get off the ground. If you really enjoy it, apply for New Article Boost.
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    Welcome new users. Welcoming new users is another simple process. Watch out for bad users too.
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    Double-patrol. Go through the list of recent changes to the ones that you didn't personally patrol, search for errors that others may have missed.
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    Discuss. When you read an article, go onto the discussion page and tell people what you think.
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    Vote on the articles nominated for deletion. It helps admins make the correct decision whether to delete or not when there are several votes on the article's discussion page. Review the Deletion Policy and go check out the articles.
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    Patrol unlicensed images. People often upload images without licenses out of pure ignorance. If you're knowledgeable enough about images to advise others this might be an activity for you.
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    Check out the project page or the Forums for more ideas on how to help out.

Tips

  • Patrolling can be done in many forms.

Warnings

  • You can spend some time off wikiHow too.

Article Info

Categories: Patrolling