The afd helper is a tool developed to help voting on Articles for Deletion and nominating articles for deletion.
How it works
Users equipped with the tool do not see [Edit] next to each entry on the AFD log page, but rather [Editvote]. Clicking the vote link asks the user for their vote (eg delete) and their comment (eg non-notable; I have now spent three hours researching the topic and have finally reached my verdict on the basis of ....). Once the user has filled these in (the comment being optional), the script proceeds to open a window, where it automatically adds the user's vote and comment, and saves the vote page.
Nomination is fulfilled by a link appearing in the left-hand toolbox entitled "Nominate AFD".
Please wait a few moments after the page is loaded before expecting afd helper to come into action!
One needn't have to go through the rigours of editing a page when all they want to do is the same in each vote: add a bullet point with a vote, a comment and a signature.
If you are daring enough, edit your Wikipedia theme's script file (usually User:YOUR_USER_NAME_HERE/monobook.js) to include the following:
/**** afd helper ****/ importScript('User:Jnothman/afd_helper/script.js'); /* This is to keep track of who is using this extension: [[User:Jnothman/afd_helper/script.js]] */
Remember to refresh your browser's cache before complaining it doesn't work!
If you wish to configure a particular option from the list below, add a line to your monobook.js after the script above, such as:
option_name = value;
(This table was borrowed, with thanks, from Wikipedia:Tools/Navigation popups.)
or custom signature, eg '[[User:Wikipedian|Wikipe]][[User_talk:Wikipedian|dian]]'
|Use this to use your own custom signature that is too complicated for Wikipedia to automatically insert. Do not include the timestamp in the signature.|
|afdh_summaryprompt||true, false||If true, a prompt is given for the default edit summary (the entered vote) to be modified.|
|afdh_useicons||true, false||If true, icons are added prior to the vote, appropriate with the standard vote selected.|
* Defaults are shown bold.
You may also need to refresh this script.
Comments? Suggestions? Complaints?
Give them in the talk page!
Safari prompt-cancelling bug
IE double-linebreak bug
Apostrophe bug(properly fixed 17 Dec, 2005!) (do any page titles have backslashes in them?)
Ampersand bug(patch may have fixed or broken apostrophe bug above)
Helper always opens in same window
Allow setting of non-default signature
Shortcuts for standard votes (eg d for delete)
Shortcuts for standard comments
No new window when vote clicked on non-log page
Prompt for edit summary (defaults to vote) - as an option
Test to ensure vote is not posted twice-- patch hasn't been tested; hard to do
- Working for other deletion nominations / voting procedures
AFD submission (not just voting)- experimental Wikilink in edit summaries Frames -> open windows Signature on nomination
- Dealing with open windows
fix up for articles with HTML-entities in title- hopefully fixed add at the top of nominations list - experimental
- handle case where AFD already exists/closed for article
- Rewrtie documentation above
- Unicode character support in page names (more common in AFDs than outside of them)
- Hide vote link after vote has been made
- Maybe integrate with AFD show/hide tool
Ability to use vote icons Off by default