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Bug 3226 - Feature-Request - New users marked on Recent Changes
Feature-Request - New users marked on Recent Changes
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 10 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Aaron Schulz
: 4221 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-08-22 17:31 UTC by MaKoLine
Modified: 2008-09-06 15:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description MaKoLine 2005-08-22 17:31:59 UTC
On the German Wikipedia we recognized that new users and IPs create or change articles more often with spam, 
vandalism or copyright violation than users who are longer working on the Wikipedia.

We know that there is a special page [[Special:Contributions/newbies]] but on that page the names of the users 
aren't shown and you can't watch the contributions of IPs and new users at one time.

Due to that it would be very good if you could add a feature to the Recent Changes to watch only the edits by the 
new users similar to the feature to watch the contributions of IPs. Also we suggest that those edits would be 
marked to see the changes when you look at the default Recent Changes. For example this could be "Username (n)".

We think that new users could be defined as the newest 1% of all users. That would be the same condition as for the 
permission to move an article.

Thank you in advance and best regards
Comment 1 Zigger 2005-08-23 00:31:50 UTC
The proposal to show a user edit count indication on Special:Recentchanges is
already covered by bug 245.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2005-12-16 16:21:27 UTC
We're talking about hitting User::isNewbie() for each item on Recent Changes?
You've got to be joking; that would kill off the SQLs. Furthermore, it might
well encourage a lot of sloppy/automated edits in order for users to escape the
dreaded stamp of noobness.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2005-12-16 16:21:34 UTC
*** Bug 4221 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2005-12-16 20:20:45 UTC
A newbie marker would be supported by a field in the user table or obviously it wouldn't be too 
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2005-12-16 20:36:18 UTC
I'm going to reopen this as we've been talking about stuff like this to help with patrolling & 
welcoming; another step above those "redshirts". ;)
Comment 6 Jamie Hari 2007-06-21 23:59:57 UTC
Shouldn't this be smacked with the same 'dreaded WONTFIX stamp of doom' as Bug 245 ?

(Plus, now don't we have semi-protection of pages based on the newest n% of users?)
Comment 7 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-06-22 00:12:14 UTC
We already distinguish new users by various means and the info is readily available.  It should be no problem to fetch it for RC, I don't think.
Comment 8 Aaron Schulz 2008-09-05 22:32:11 UTC
Even user_editcount and the like can be checked reasonably.
Comment 9 Aaron Schulz 2008-09-06 14:55:17 UTC
[[Special:Contributions/newbies]] does show the user names.
Comment 10 Aaron Schulz 2008-09-06 15:04:06 UTC
New users marked as of r40535. No filter added, for now at least.

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