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Restoring deleted pages
When you restore a page that was deleted as a stale draft, CSD G13, please make an edit to the restored page. Two of the drafts you restored were immediately tagged for deletion because they qualified for G13 deletion as no human edits had been made to the page in six months and one of the pages was deleted two more times, by another admin and I, before we realized our mistake. If you are going to help out at WP:REFUND
, I suggest you get a tool called rfud-helper which will make these edits for you any time you restore a deleted draft. I know several of the admins patrolling there use it and you can find it at User:SD0001/RFUD-helper
. Thank you! Liz Read! Talk!
21:40, 10 July 2021 (UTC)
: I realized that as well and fixed it on the ones I spotted that after a few were deleted by another admin shortly after because the CSD template was missed. I’ll keep that in mind wrt non-templated and will install the tool. Thanks for reaching out! TheSandDoctor Talk
00:43, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
Oh, no problem, I was embarrassed to have deleted pages that you had just restored. But things happens and this situation has happened before. I think restoring pages at WP:REFUND
is one of the more satisfying admin tasks, to give editors back their drafts to work on. Because I do a lot of G13 deletions these days, I check out REFUND every day in case there has been a serious mistake. But I think it's better for a different admin to restore a page I've deleted so I only restore pages when an editor comes to my user talk page and requests it which seems to happen more with PRODs than G13s. All the best, Liz Read! Talk!
02:53, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
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- The tool to find, add and remove templates was updated. This is to make it easier to find and use the right templates. It was supposed to come to the first wikis on 7 July. It was delayed to 12 July instead. It will come to more wikis later this year. 
- Special:UnconnectedPages lists pages that are not connected to Wikidata. This helps you find pages that can be connected to Wikidata items. Some pages should not be connected to Wikidata. You can use the magic word __EXPECTED_UNCONNECTED_PAGE__ on pages that should not be listed on the special page. 
Changes later this week
The new version
of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from 20 July. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 21 July. It will be on all wikis from 22 July (calendar
- How media is structured in the parser's HTML output will soon change. This can affect bots, gadgets, user scripts and extensions. You can read more. You can test it on Testwiki or Testwiki 2.
- The parameters for how you obtain tokens in the MediaWiki API were changed in 2014. The old way will no longer work from 1 September. Scripts, bots and tools that use the parameters from before the 2014 change need to be updated. You can read more.
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