How to Use the wikiHow Patrol Log to Communicate with a Patroller



You've come across some goofy advice in an article, but the edit was marked as patrolled! How can this be? Here's how to find who is responsible to clarify the situation. Speaking directly with the person who has patrolled the edit in question is the most expedient way to resolve a patrolling issue quickly.

Steps

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    Open the article in which you found the error.
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    Copy the words in the title, except for How to.
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    Click on Special Pages in the sidebar on the right of your user page.
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    Click on Logs.
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    Paste your title into the title box and click on GO.
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    Click on a blue revision number. Example: r2127091.
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    Review the edit in the column to the right.
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    Click on the back arrow to review the patroller information line.
    • Example: 02:35, 3 June 2008 Know It Some (Talk | contribs) marked r2127091 of Be Nice and Cheerful to People patrolled.
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    Check several edits made by this patroller.
    • Go to their contribution page.
    • Click on Logs. Choose Patrol Log and click on GO.
    • Click on a handful of revision numbers. Compare for patterns of error.
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    Offer kind advice and direction with a link to a policy.

Article Info

Categories: Patrolling