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Bug 7904 - Visually merge consecutive edits from the same user in histories
Visually merge consecutive edits from the same user in histories
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 6 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-11-12 23:56 UTC by Emery
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Emery 2006-11-12 23:56:46 UTC
This is a derivative of bug #7900, and apparently more practical.

The request is that in the History page of an article, consecutive edits from
the same user can be merged and displayed as a single user-edit segment to make
the History page much cleaner, and easier to navigate. When a user-edit is
viewed it will show only the most recent edit in that user-edit series.

The motivation behind this is that people often don't use the preview feature,
or they change their mind about an edit after commiting it, but still before
another user edits the article seperately. When browsing the history of an
article, you usually see edits in sequences of 2-5 from the same author, each
being a minor change, like a single word exchanged for one more descriptive, or
a simple typo which went unnoticed.
Comment 1 Dirk Beetstra 2006-11-13 09:56:28 UTC
This feature may be handy, also in fighting vandalism.  It would group the edits of one user into one 
group, which is easier to revert, Now one has to browse back to the first edit, and then revert that 
edit.  I would like to see this feature combined with a similar system on a users contributions list, 
where consecutive edits to the same article are also grouped.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-11-13 11:45:34 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> This feature may be handy, also in fighting vandalism.  It would group the
edits of one user into one 
> group, which is easier to revert, Now one has to browse back to the first
edit, and then revert that 
> edit.

Technically a separate request, since it's not "roll back the last change" but
"roll back to this version".

> I would like to see this feature combined with a similar system on a users
contributions list, 
> where consecutive edits to the same article are also grouped.

Separate request.

Comment 3 Omegatron 2007-06-12 02:59:15 UTC
Although merged visually, you should still be able to "expand" the merged edits and view each one individually.  The diff engine can't really handle that much, so I often make lots of smaller edits in a row that I know it will be able to display in a readable way.   (Moving one paragraph to another position in its own edit, etc.)

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