Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Miscellaneous/Autoarchive provided

Autoarchive provided

  • Problem:
    • Millions of talk pages stretching indefinitely require editors to individually create archive settings for talk pages, so that older entries, closed discussions etc are archived.
    • This is a colossal waste of time.
    • This could be made a lot easier if semiautomated tools were provided
  • Who would benefit:
    • Wikipedia, by decreasing duplicate editing
    • Editors, by removing old or closed discussions
    • Editors using mobile and other devices, by decreasing the size of talk pages, making them easier to load
    • Articles, by ensuring discussions are up to date
  • Proposed solution:
    • As part of the editing toolkit an option to "Add auto archiving" is provided. The editor can insert some settings (eg how many threads to leave, how old threads should be before archiving, what style archive box should be used).
    • Selected settings are automatically inserted into talk page with a template that informs other editors of those, and a small box providing links to archived talk page entries
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:


Structured Discussions can auto-archive :-) --Tgr (talk) 08:26, 28 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

en:User:Anne drew Andrew and Drew/SetupAutoArchive exists for enwiki. Galobtter (talk) 12:43, 3 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]