Last modified: 2005-12-16 16:21:32 UTC
It would be great if one could see the number of edits when a user is displayed,
similar to how eBay displays ratings.
E.g. instead of "Scott" show "Scott (543)" where the number is the editcount of
the user in the article namespace
This would give a quick idea about how much a certain user can be trusted not to
know the guidelines, not to make mistakes (like uploading copyrighted texts) or
bad faith edits.
It would be nice to have a switch and that would turn this on everywhere where
usernames are shown including:
- discussion pages
- the page history
- recent changes
Of course, a more sophisticated rating could be calculated ("karma") that would
take into account what other editors think of the user, has she committed policy
violations, etc but a simple editcount should be very easily implemented.
There are continuous screeching discussions about edit counts, "editcountitis"
and all sorts of arguments against any kinds of ranking on the major wikis;
particularly EN-WP. This would cause no end of wailing, head-bashing,
...wait a minute. Users letting blood? Hmm.
There should be a switch , so only users who turn this explicitly on would see
If you're not interested, don't turn it on. If you're interested, you can
already get this information, it's just much more cumbersome.
I would even be happy if the names of new users, those with less than 100 edits
(or 10 or 200) -- would be highlighted.
More a case of performance.
(In reply to comment #4)
> More a case of performance.
Even with just a single "less than X edits" flag?
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> > More a case of performance.
> Even with just a single "less than X edits" flag?
We still have to hit the DB to count them, unless we add a persistent edit count
field of some description, such as Avar and Tim were chatting about in IRC a
What an absurd idea to mark all edits by a user with such a number or a kind of status.
If I'm e.g. adding content to an article there's no relation to my sysop status. A user
with 10.000 small typo edits is not consequently more experienced than one with
1.000 substantial edits, especially on talk pages such an indication would be very, very
misleading in many cases ... and "editcountitis" is an appropriate word for this harmful
If you just want to mark "new users", then this bug should better be closed and you
may switch to bug 245 or bug 3226.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3226 ***