Last modified: 2013-03-29 16:38:33 UTC
Here are two examples of views of contributionHistory that refuse to go further back in time (the 'earlier' link does nothing):
In each case, url-hacking by decrementing the offset works.
Looks like https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:FundraiserStatistics has long since replaced that page. And since its working (at the moment), resolving.
It didn't replace it, Special:ContributionHistory was disabled because of performance reasons (it almost brought wikis down) and never re-enabled after that, if I remember correctly.
But yes, as long as there are no plans to re-enable it this bug makes no sense obviously.
(From bug 26026 comment #4)
> Bug 25440 is about providing an API module for Special:ContributionHistory (or
> Special:ContributionHistory/en more specifically). Tomasz added an "emergency"
> redirect in r76647 from Special:ContributionHistory(/en) to
> Special:FundraiserStatistics. This should be reversed.
> Special:ContributionHistory(/en) provides a log of donor comments and amounts.
> Bug 25440 is about adding an API module to allow easier bot/script access to
> donor comments.
I've added at note: https://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki%3AContribstats-header&diff=84178&oldid=74773
(Quoting bug 25440 comment #5)
> ContributionHistory is no longer used. Marking wontfix.