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Submissions/poop patrol - a new tool for your Wiki

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2015 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this July.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Jonathan Cardy
E-mail address
Country of origin
United Kingdom
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Though I am a part time employee of Wikimedia UK this project is a personal and voluntary one unconnected with the chapter.

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Poop Patrol is an alternative tool for finding typos and vandalism. I have been testing and developing it on the English Wikipedia in association with a succession of bot writers who have kindly turned my flights of fancy into code. I hope to use this year's Wikimania to show people from other language versions of wikipedia how this could benefit their language version of Wikipedia.

Poop Patrol is a good accompaniment for AWB. When I find a phrase such as "pubic school" that has few or no false positives then I get it added to AWB, but AWB can't be used to look at all occurences of pubic on Wikipedia because there are hundreds of correct ones. Poop patrol has a combination of safe phrases and safe pages that enables it to deal with probable typos and possible vandalism where the proportion of false positives is too high, sometimes much too high, for AWB. With AWB you can keep certain errors out of Wikipedia. With Poop Patrol you can elimiate another type of error from your wiki.

  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure

Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Hope to
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  1. Ochilov (talk) 09:09, 20 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Edward (talk) 15:23, 21 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  3. --Touzrimounir (talk) 07:06, 10 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  4. The name doesn't mean what you think it means :) Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 15:29, 6 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]