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Bug 4315 - Add "alert" icon to recently modified articles, indicating how long they've held their present state
Add "alert" icon to recently modified articles, indicating how long they've h...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-12-19 13:31 UTC by jeroenvrp
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description jeroenvrp 2005-12-19 13:31:28 UTC
At the bottom of an article you can find information about the  
date and time of the last modification of that article.  
My idea is to have somewhere at the top of the article an icon  
or text with a warning when an article has recently been  
changed. Example:  
* A red icon when the last modification was less than an hour  
* A orange icon when the last modification was between an hour  
ago and one day ago.  
No green icon, so no icon at all, when an article has been  
updated longer than  a day ago. Because green will than somehow  
suggest everything is 100% correct on that page and that is  
something we can't guarantee.  
The reason for this enhancement is to inform our visitors to be  
extra alert about the correctness of that article, because it  
has been recently changed. Off course it doesn't matter when  
the article is actually ok, allthough it has been modified  
recently, because it doesn't says the article is bad, but it is  
only an advise to our visitors to be extra alert.  
Maybe it is a good idea to not count a bot-edit for the 
Hopefully a lot of people find this a good idea. It will give  
us even more credit I think :-)  
Best regards,  
Jeroenvrp (  
gebruiker:Jeroenvrp )
Comment 1 Chad H. 2009-04-28 02:31:02 UTC
Seems too focused of a feature. Easily implemented with user javascript/gadgets.
Comment 2 jeroenvrp 2009-04-28 12:20:04 UTC
You just proved yourself that you don't understand anything about this feature-request. 

Anyhow it's not needed anymore because we now have 'flagged revisions'.

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