Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:05:23 UTC
Special:Contributions is a page I visit often, to see if any of my recently
changed articles have been touched up since then. (I find this much simpler than
managing a watch list.) What I think would be really useful is a special page
that doesn't list all my edits, but simply all the articles I've edited. I'd
even suggest changing Special:Contributions itself to do this, and using Ajax
code to "expand" a listed article to see all the edits made on that one—like how
subcats can be expanded to show sub-subcats on category pages now. If I've made
10 edits to each of 50 pages, that's a 500-entry list currently, and hard to
scan. If it was only 50 entries (that could be expanded as needed) it would be
easier to manage.
It would also be nice to see those articles a user started (I've seen many
people list these manually on their user page, but there has to be a better
way), maybe with Special:ContributionsFirst, and those where the user's version
is still the most recent one, perhaps Special:ContributionsLast.
Ooops, the Special:ContributionsFirst and Special:ContributionsLast ideas have
already been covered by bug 4150 and bug 3753. I threw those in as an
afterthought without searching first; my bad.
Errr, bug 4597 is relevant as well.
Isn't this basically just the "Add pages I edit to my watchlist" option in
Preferences -> Editing? Then there's no management involved.
That would be abusing the watchlist feature somewhat. Also, since watchlists are
private, other users can't view this information, where it might be desirable to
allow them to do so.
Smells like feature creep to me. Sounds like something that would be better
suited to a toolserver account. Tempted to WONTFIX.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Isn't this basically just the "Add pages I edit to my watchlist" option in
> Preferences -> Editing? Then there's no management involved.
Not really, because you can remove things from a watchlist. But this feature
would always show the edited pages whether or not they are "watched". Comment
#4 makes a good point too.
I'd want this feature much, would be a real time saver.
My suggestion is to include both:
1. "Started by (This user, i.e. the queried user)" and
"Latest Edit was by (This user, i.e. the queried user)
2. "Started by (myself, i.e. the querying user) and
"Latest Edit was by (myself, i.e. the querying user)"
as a set of 1-character flags as a column in the list.
If this is easily implementable, I would be happy to be able to filter on any of those
Agreed with Andrew; this is something best suited to the toolserver. If third parties want it, well, that's what extensions are for.