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The Maintenance Team is ArchWiki's official group of users whose goal is supervising and fixing the edits that are made every day to the articles in the wiki.
  
The Maintenance Team is ArchWiki's official group of users whose goal is supervising and fixing the edits that are made every day to the articles in the wiki.
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== How to join ==
  
==How to join==
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Official [[Maintainers]] are usually chosen by the [[Administrators]] among the most active and collaborative users of the wiki, and personally invited to participate in the team. You can also explicitly present yourself as a candidate by contacting one of the Administrators. Maintainers belong to a particular group of wiki users with [[Special:ListGroupRights|special rights]]. Administrators are implicit members of the team.
Official [[ArchWiki:Maintainers|Maintainers]] are chosen by the [[ArchWiki:Administrators|Administrators]] among the most active and collaborative users of the wiki, and personally invited to participate in the team. Maintainers belong to a particular group of wiki users with [[Special:ListGroupRights|special rights]]. Administrators are implicit members of the team.
 
  
 
Common requisites for becoming a Maintainer are:
 
Common requisites for becoming a Maintainer are:
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*Familiarity with [[Code of conduct|community]] and [[ArchWiki:Contributing|wiki]] guidelines; will to collaborate and discuss with the other team members.
 
*Some free time and the commitment to contribute regularly enough.
 
*Some free time and the commitment to contribute regularly enough.
*Will to collaborate and discuss with the other members of the team.
 
 
*Patience, accuracy and tidiness.
 
*Patience, accuracy and tidiness.
 
*Experience in wiki editing and good knowledge of [[Help:Editing|wiki syntax]].
 
*Experience in wiki editing and good knowledge of [[Help:Editing|wiki syntax]].
*Good knowledge of the structure of ArchWiki and its [[Help:Style|style rules]].
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*Good knowledge of the structure of the ArchWiki and its [[Help:Style|style rules]].
 
*Sufficient knowledge of Arch Linux and the subjects treated in the articles, or willingness to do some research or discuss with the edits' authors when fixing content-related issues.
 
*Sufficient knowledge of Arch Linux and the subjects treated in the articles, or willingness to do some research or discuss with the edits' authors when fixing content-related issues.
  
If you are interested in joining the team, you can start making yourself visible to the community by helping with the [[ArchWiki:Tasks|common tasks]], in particular contributing to the discussions that take place in the various talk pages.
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If you are interested in joining the team, you can start making yourself visible to the community by helping with the [[ArchWiki:Contributing|common tasks]], in particular help out with [[Help:Procedures#Patrolling|patrolling]] and contributing to the discussions that take place in the various talk pages.  
 
 
Once elected, members should add their username to [[ArchWiki:Maintainers]] and also add a special tag in their user page: {{ic|<nowiki>[[ArchWiki:Maintainers|ArchWiki Maintainer]]</nowiki>}}. Then they are advised to read the following sections which explain how this team is organized and how its members work with each other.
 
 
 
==Workflow==
 
The supervision of the edits made to the wiki can be accomplished in two complementary stages: [[#Recent changes patrolling]] and [[#Report solving]]. The former stage is where the problems are found and reported, while the latter is where they are finally processed and solved.
 
 
 
You can engage in one of the two tasks, or even in both if you want, keeping in mind that patrolling the recent changes obviously requires a more constant commitment, while fixing the reports is much more flexible and can be done whenever you find some time.
 
 
 
===Recent changes patrolling===
 
 
 
There are two main ways you can patrol the recent changes:
 
 
 
*Visiting [[Special:RecentChanges]] at regular intervals, checking all the edits that have been made since the previous visit.
 
*Subscribing to [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Special:RecentChanges&feed=atom Special:RecentChanges's Atom feed] and checking the edits as soon as you find some time.
 
 
 
{{Note|Please add your username to the [[#Current patrols]] list.}}
 
 
 
For each edit, or group of edits made to the same page, you should assess if it is questionable, according to your experience and knowledge, also taking into account the list of the [[#Most_common_problems_and_solutions|most frequent problems]].
 
 
 
* If you think the edit requires a quick fix that you can perform immediately, just do it.
 
* If instead the edit is questionable but you cannot fix it, you should look if it has already been reported in [[ArchWiki:Reports]]:
 
** If not, add it to the table describing the problem in the ''Notes'' field; note that the table distinguishes between ''content'' and ''style''-related reports with the ''Type'' field: if an edit has both content and style problems, mark it as ''content''.
 
*** As an alternative, you may decide to add the report directly in [[ArchWiki talk:Reports]], still checking that it is not there yet.
 
** In case the edit has already been reported, see if you can add useful details to the accompanying note or discussion.
 
 
 
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*Enable the ''enhanced recent changes'' in your ''preferences -> Recent changes'' menu.
 
*It is important that quick reports can be added to [[ArchWiki:Reports]] with the same speed and ease as bookmarking the page, so you are advised to use a dedicated script, for example the one bundled with [[Wiki Monkey]]'s ''Patrol'' or ''Patrol Lite'' configurations.
 
*Add [[ArchWiki:Reports]] to your watchlist or subscribe to the Atom feed of [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=ArchWiki:Reports&action=history its history] and [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=ArchWiki_talk:Reports&action=history the one of the talk page].}}
 
 
 
===Report solving===
 
 
 
[[ArchWiki:Reports]] is the reference page for addressing maintenance problems. When working there, you should first choose one of the listed reports, also reading the accompanying patroller's note:
 
 
 
* If you think you can fix the report, just do it and remove the entry from the table. Read also [[#Most common problems and solutions]].
 
* If otherwise you feel it is better to contact the author of the edit, write him a message in his talk page, or send him an email in order to request an explanation or discuss further; then add a discussion in [[ArchWiki talk:Reports]] as a reminder and delete the report from [[ArchWiki:Reports]].
 
* If instead you think the problem deserves a discussion with the other members of the team, start it in [[ArchWiki talk:Reports]] and delete the report from [[ArchWiki:Reports]].
 
 
 
The problems treated in [[ArchWiki talk:Reports]] will be solved when the related discussions reach definitive solutions.
 
 
 
{{Tip|
 
*Prefer trying to fix the oldest reports
 
*Prefer fixing content-related over style-related issues.
 
*Remember to start the edit summary with "quick report fix: " in order to help recent changes patrollers recognize it when they find it in the recent changes.
 
*You may consider using an editor assistant (e.g. [[Wiki Monkey]]'s ''Editor'' configuration) in order to solve some common style issues automatically.}}
 
 
 
==Common problems and solutions==
 
The following are the most common problems that recent changes patrollers can find and report, with brief tips for possible fixes.
 
{{Expansion|it may be useful to add more examples.}}
 
 
 
===Content-related===
 
*Removal of useful content: undo or contact the author.
 
*Unexplained modification or removal of content: contact the author.
 
*Major modification (usually in a single bulky edit) without sufficient explanation: contact the author.
 
 
 
===Style-related===
 
*Signature, credits, personal observations in articles: undo or move to talk page.
 
*Start headings from level 1: move all sections up 1 level.
 
*Uncategorized new article: add category and fix header.
 
*Improper use of templates: fix according to [[Help:Style]].
 
*Addition of installation instructions: undo or comply with [[Help:Style]].
 
 
 
==Current patrols==
 
Patrols should add their usernames to this list with a brief description, and remove it if they stop patrolling the recent changes:
 
 
 
*[[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]]: covering all English pages plus a handful of Italian articles
 
  
==Statistics==
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Once elected, members should add their username to [[ArchWiki:Maintainers]] and also add a special tag in their user page: {{ic|<nowiki>[[ArchWiki:Maintainers|ArchWiki Maintainer]]</nowiki>}}.
Update approximately once a month.
 
  
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== See also ==
!Date || [[Special:Statistics|Pages]] || [[Special:Statistics|Content pages]] || [[Special:Statistics|Edits]] || Edits/day (last interval) || [[Special:Statistics|Users]] || [[Special:Statistics|Active users]] || [[#Current patrols|Patrols]] || [[ArchWiki:Reports|Reports]] || [[ArchWiki talk:Reports|Report discussions]]
 
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|2012-02-24 || 10128 || 3395 || 184080 || - || 14198 || 513 || - || - || 31
 
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|2012-03-25 || 10468 || 3475 || 189796 || 191 || 14548 || 482 || - || - || 28
 
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|2012-04-26 || 10748 || 3469 || 197285 || 234 || 14878 || 461 || - || - || 22
 
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==See also==
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*[[:Category:Maintenance]] - maintenance categories
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*[[Special:SpecialPages]] - maintenance pages
 
*[[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Recent changes patrol|Wikipedia:Recent changes patrol]]
 
*[[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Recent changes patrol|Wikipedia:Recent changes patrol]]

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Reason: This article had a "Workflow" section which must be reinstated with an explanation of what the team does, with links to related guidelines and procedures. (Discuss in ArchWiki talk:Maintenance Team#)

The Maintenance Team is ArchWiki's official group of users whose goal is supervising and fixing the edits that are made every day to the articles in the wiki.

How to join

Official Maintainers are usually chosen by the Administrators among the most active and collaborative users of the wiki, and personally invited to participate in the team. You can also explicitly present yourself as a candidate by contacting one of the Administrators. Maintainers belong to a particular group of wiki users with special rights. Administrators are implicit members of the team.

Common requisites for becoming a Maintainer are:

  • Familiarity with community and wiki guidelines; will to collaborate and discuss with the other team members.
  • Some free time and the commitment to contribute regularly enough.
  • Patience, accuracy and tidiness.
  • Experience in wiki editing and good knowledge of wiki syntax.
  • Good knowledge of the structure of the ArchWiki and its style rules.
  • Sufficient knowledge of Arch Linux and the subjects treated in the articles, or willingness to do some research or discuss with the edits' authors when fixing content-related issues.

If you are interested in joining the team, you can start making yourself visible to the community by helping with the common tasks, in particular help out with patrolling and contributing to the discussions that take place in the various talk pages.

Once elected, members should add their username to ArchWiki:Maintainers and also add a special tag in their user page: [[ArchWiki:Maintainers|ArchWiki Maintainer]].

See also