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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-8332

Make removing URLs an auto-edit for auto-editors

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2015-04-27
    • Component/s: Edit system
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      While investigating how best to do STYLE-488, the biggest problem I can see is that we currently have 356,647 Wikipedia URLs. Even removing 1000 per day, that would take a whole year. Doing these edits as votable edits is clearly not feasible.

      The easiest option would be to make it possible for auto-editors to remove Wikipedia URLs as auto-edits. That made me wonder whether we could just make all remove URL edits auto-editable. It seems there were only 67 failed remove URL relationship edits in the past year in total (none of which were by auto-editors) and just over 100 cancelled edits. Since the URL is stored in the edit history, it can be re-added later if it gets removed by mistake.

      Doing this would also make it possible for auto-editors to just approve both edits if the way an editor fixes a URL results in an add and a remove edit rather than a single edit edit.

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              • Assignee:
                bitmap Michael Wiencek
                Reporter:
                nikki nikki
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                  2015-04-27