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Global filtersEdit

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User:Billinghurst has suggested that Wikivoyage should have one or two m:Abuse filter helpers who could keep an eye on the global abuse filters (particularly the ones marked as private) as they pertain to Wikivoyage. Would any sysop / bureaucrat who is confident using our internal abuse filters like to put themselves forward for this? As I understand it, it's just a monitoring role, making sure that global filters are not having detrimental effect locally.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 11:26, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

It is a quality control role and some eyes out for your community. There are a lot of global hits for all the wikis, so someone with broader vision focusing on your logs is valuable. It can also be seen as a proving ground for those who are good at the role and have a global view. AF are currently going through a rewrite and improvements, and when they go live those eyes will be useful. Billinghurst (talk) 11:32, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
I'd be happy to help with this. I'm not an abuse filter expert by any means, but I have modified them now and then and have enough programming experience to be able to understand how they work. —Granger (talk · contribs) 17:54, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
I think it's a good idea to have at least two, if we can. Anyone else? WhatamIdoing (talk) 20:42, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
I mentioned on TT's talk that this is interesting timing, because I've actually been thinking about whether I could help out with abuse filters on Voy recently (partially because I recently had a run-in with some fast-paced vandalism that could've been better dealt with if either I could rollback or we had more filters). While I'd be happy to help out, I don't have the mop, and that being mentioned here gives me pause. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 10:55, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
With all respect to your edits so far, you'd need a longer track record (specifically on WV) for the mop, but there's no reason that I can see for you not to have rollback rights instated right away if it would help.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 11:38, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
Oh, certainly no rush to adminship -- I'm still not sure if I'd even want it. Much thanks for the...smaller mop? :P, though! (Dustpan and broom?) I would wonder if it'd be useful for anyone to apply for local edit filter helper rights on projects that we share some private-filter issues with, too -- I know there are some shared edit filter helpers between enwiki and enwikibooks, for instance. Vaticidalprophet (talk) 11:45, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
Just noting here that as a sysop on both meta and enwikivoyage I've in the past used global filters for some LTAs that are active here and on other wikis, and try to review the logs when I have time --DannyS712 (talk) 09:06, 25 April 2021 (UTC)