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Bug 8571 - Page character counts: denote simple vs. complex changes
Page character counts: denote simple vs. complex changes
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-01-10 20:44 UTC by George Chriss
Modified: 2014-04-26 06:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description George Chriss 2007-01-10 20:44:45 UTC
As an extension to Bug 1085 ('Display size of changes every line in
Special:Recentchanges'), change the way page character counts are displayed to
reflect the type of edit made.  The current system obscures whether the edit was
a simple text addition/removal or if existing text was altered.  Examples:

Before: ...end of sentence.
After: ...end of sentence.  This is a sentence just added...
Character change: (+30)
Simple text addition.

Before: ...end of sentence. Some dubious statement...
After: ...end of paragraph.
Character change: (-30)
Simple text removal.

Before: ...some tpyo...
After:  ...some typo...
Character change: (0)
Complex change

Before: ...the man is a laureate...
After : ...the guy is an a__hole...
Character change: (0)
Complex change with edit summary: 'fixed typo'
**Looks like nothing really happened**

One possibility would be to designate (+/-N) for simple changes, ((+N, -N)) for
multiple simple changes, <+/-N> for complex changes, and <<+/-N>> for multiple
complex changes, aka article rewrites.  Or something like that that gives
article reviewers more information at a glance.

Thanks, George
Comment 1 Quim Gil 2014-04-26 06:42:35 UTC
Why would editors need this? Editors look after good or bad edits, but these different types of "complex" diffs cannot make such distinction. Besides, it would take a lot of extra space in the history.

I believe this is a wontfix.

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