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Bug 3628 - main focus of Special:Contributions is misleading
main focus of Special:Contributions is misleading
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
1.6.x
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?t...
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-10-06 16:54 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-10-06 16:54:34 UTC
Hallo!

[[en:Special:Contributions/62.47.29.32]] shows now

(Latest | Earliest) View (previous 250) (next 250) (20 | 50 | 100 | 250 | 500).
    * 20:00, 21 April 2003 (hist) (diff) Greece
    * 18:59, 21 April 2003 (hist) (diff) Aristotle
(Latest | Earliest) View (previous 250) (next 250) (20 | 50 | 100 | 250 | 500).


The *title* of the special page is *User contributions For 62.47.29.32* .

Newbies would expect that if they click on links *which are not in brackets*
they would get the information suggested in the title. This is not the case
because these links lead to the *newest* revision.

What about somthing looking as:
    * 20:00, 21 April 2003 (hist) (diff) Greece (newest)
    * 18:59, 21 April 2003 (hist) (diff) Aristotle (newest)
in order not to overload the page with to many additional diffs.

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-10-06 23:17:15 UTC
The summary of this bug is incomprehensible.
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-10-06 23:30:00 UTC
In the example it looks liks [[Greece]] and [[Aristotle]] are the *most*
relevant links to see the contributions. But these are links to versions from
2006 and not the ones relating to the contributions. Those contributions are
from 2003.

The bug suggests to offer *direct links to the contributions / revisions made by
the user / anon. Nevertheless links to *(newest)* revisions can be available too.

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 3 Rob Church 2005-10-07 18:49:38 UTC
One can already access the version of the page as it was after the user's edit
by viewing the diff, then clicking the "Revision as of <date/time>" link on the
diff. window.
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2008-01-06 00:30:11 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> The summary of this bug is incomprehensible.

(In reply to comment #2)
> In the example it looks liks [[Greece]] and [[Aristotle]] are the *most*
> relevant links to see the contributions. But these are links to versions from
> 2006 and not the ones relating to the contributions. Those contributions are
> from 2003.
> 
> The bug suggests to offer *direct links to the contributions / revisions made by
> the user / anon. Nevertheless links to *(newest)* revisions can be available too.
> 
> Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

(In reply to comment #3)
> One can already access the version of the page as it was after the user's edit
> by viewing the diff, then clicking the "Revision as of <date/time>" link on the
> diff. window.

*One can* but only if you know how. That's not the case for « newbies » .



The solution is similar as for
bug 012078 add « oldid » to the autocomment

[[Greece]] should link to
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Greece&oldid=854582

and

[[Aristotle]] should link to
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Aristotle&oldid=870228
Comment 5 Mike.lifeguard 2008-12-28 22:17:19 UTC
I don't think this is necessary (& I don't think it will help usability much if any) - suggest WONTFIX
Comment 6 Aaron Schulz 2009-01-25 01:45:03 UTC
Closed. Taking users to an old version may or may not make more sense to them. As of now, the date already links to the old revision.

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