Wikinews:Water cooler/proposals/archives/2017/August

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Hidden CAT for who published the article

It would make searching the archives easier. So just like a Wikinewsie category, there should be a CAT for reviewers. It would be difficult to do for the current archive, but at least we can start.
acagastya PING ME! 03:14, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

To make a serious proposal that could entail truly vast amounts of labor, please log in. --Pi zero (talk) 03:49, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
It's an interesting thought. This would be, in effect, a way of gathering statistics — the saying is, of course, that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics. If we set out to do something like that, it's going to be a huge effort at the end of which we'll have just the sort of statistics that we chose at the start of the effort — so we should think very carefully about how the statistics we gather might be misleading. That is, we need to make sure we're asking the right question before we undertake to answer it. Whatever exactly we want to do with this, it seems too involved, and too technically precise, to be done on such a massive scale without semi-automated assistance, which I take to mean we have some time to figure out just what we want to do before starting to implement it. --Pi zero (talk) 04:44, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
It is impossible to add categories to 21k articles in the archives, but we can start from today. Often I want to look for an article, which I know XYZ had reviewed. It would make it easier to search for it.
acagastya PING ME! 04:51, 22 August 2017 (UTC)