Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Admins and patrollers/Mass-delete to offer drop-down of standard reasons, or templated reasons.

Mass-delete to offer drop-down of standard reasons, or templated reasons.

  • Problem: Admins have the ability to mass-delete contributions of a user seen as problematic. This usually affects a large number of pages; currently it reads 'mass-deleting contribs of user Foo'. Having a templated reason that gets replaced, or a drop-down of common reasons would help.
  • Proposed solution: Either add a drop-down (with most common reasons, similar to QD), or provide a way that templated reasons get replaced.
  • Who would benefit: Admins: mass-deleting pages, users: knowing more precisely why the page was deleted
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T25020
  • Proposer: Eptalon (talk) 23:37, 18 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

  • @Eptalon:
     
    Screenshot of the current last step of Nuke.
    can you be a bit more specific, what are the step-by-step directions you are currently using for this process? The "mass-delete" you mention above sounds like you are referring to Special:Nuke, provided by the Nuke extension. This extension already has the option to enter free-form text, solving the problem of admins poorly communicating. (See image below) Is there where you would also like to put a drop down box? — xaosflux Talk 00:11, 19 January 2022 (UTC)
When I delete a page, I get a drop-down with preselected ("quick-deletion") criteria. I was alluding to a simliar dropdown (in addition to freetext box you show)-Eptalon (talk) 23:29, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support MER-C 18:08, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Over on the English Wikipedia I'm creating a list of deletions with edit summaries that don't refer to any standard deletion process, and mass deletions using Nuke are a regular appearance. * Pppery * it has begun 18:32, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportMarcoAurelio (talk) 19:48, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Stryn (talk) 20:27, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --NGC 54 (talkcontribs) 22:44, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Sgd. —Hasley 23:01, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support If one deletion gets a set of pre-made explanations, certainly a mass deletion could use it. -BRAINULATOR9 (TALK) 00:05, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support h MrStephenLeon (talk) 00:43, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Rschen7754 02:34, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support--Mahmud (talk) 18:26, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Shizhao (talk) 03:22, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Should be me starting this, thanks Eptalon for starting this proposal. It indeed will help a lot in new users understanding the rationale of deletion if the standard drop down is used as there will be links to the relevant deletion reasons for most wikis. This will help in editor retention as newer users will have a better guidance on why their page is deleted than a generic mass delete or maybe even some reasons that isn't found in the deletion policy. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:55, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 09:14, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Having some default reasons can be encouraging to leave an explanatory reasoning behind on why this page was actually deleted. The default "mass deletion of pages created by <user>" leaves anyone who wants to know why this was deleted as clueless as before. Victor Schmidt (talk) 09:16, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support 🌸 Sakura emad 💖 (talk) 10:33, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:41, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Aca (talk) 12:00, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support BRP ever 13:46, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Thingofme (talk) 13:55, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Matěj Suchánek (talk) 14:34, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Superpes15 (talk) 14:42, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support —— Eric LiuTalk 18:17, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support 𝗩𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗿 23:57, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
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    00:07, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Mykola7 (talk) 00:11, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support. – Symphonium264 (talk) 02:52, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Tonnegrande (talk) 05:27, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support TheInternetGnome (talk) 07:34, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Johannnes89 (talk) 08:23, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ameisenigel (talk) 08:41, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Could be used for malicious purposes, e.g an admin can harass a user by deleting his contributions at once N013i (talk) 14:23, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
    Huh? This proposal does not make it easier to mass delete (the feature already exists), just easier to explain why one has done so. * Pppery * it has begun 16:18, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
    Any admin harassing a user will likely not keep his/her admin tools for much longer... Eptalon (talk) 03:14, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Titore (talk) 16:31, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Jmaxx37 (talk) 18:43, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 17:29, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support Dave Braunschweig (talk) 21:27, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Shooterwalker (talk) 22:36, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Flyplanevn27 (talk) 12:49, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Alain Artivalys (talk) 13:00, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support — JJMC89(T·C) 02:16, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Cosmonautaz (talk) 05:40, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose KingAntenor (talk) 05:51, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support --Achim55 (talk) 20:24, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support EN-Jungwon 03:03, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Wutsje (talk) 20:29, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support The Squirrel Conspiracy (talk) 23:07, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support It would be fun to make this proposal a reality PutriAmalia1991 (talk) 07:05, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Rzuwig 11:48, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support DaxServer (talk) 13:11, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support - Darwin Ahoy! 21:37, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Crosstor (talk) 06:30, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support JavaHurricane 10:33, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportThanks for the fish! talkcontrib (he/him) 17:25, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 23:25, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose --Ciao • Bestoernesto 02:25, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Vulp❯❯❯here! 02:55, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support MaksOttoVonStirlitz (talk) 03:29, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support Shyam (T/C) 13:22, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Geonuch (talk) 15:01, 11 February 2022 (UTC)