On sustainability of administrative activities

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Just undoing edits is not sustainable. It doesn't scale; people should be invited to contribute to the affected article. This is why I dislike rollback tools and Twinkle - they both don't pipe you over to an edit box. (And even those who use undo usually don't edit.)

The same applies to new page patrol. Editing a newly created article should be a core activity, where it qualifies for inclusion; if there is enough volunteers, there will be no need to engage into 'yes/no' routine patrol-style task.

The entire wiki software should be centered around a big edit box and a big box for leaving non-template messages to people and article talk pages.