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Bug 5560 - Make Special:RecentChanges auto-updating
Make Special:RecentChanges auto-updating
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Recent changes (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 28710 32253 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 14045
Blocks: ajax
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Reported: 2006-04-13 09:45 UTC by paucab
Modified: 2014-06-05 10:29 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description paucab 2006-04-13 09:45:47 UTC
My request is to add an sneak like this one to MediaWiki "Recent Changes" page: It's like Digg spy:

Menéame is free software and I think that if someone knows a little bit of ajax
and php (not my case) it would be easy to implement it for MediaWiki. Source
code of meneame is available at

I'm an "addict" to the "Recent Changes" page and I think that it would be a
great idea that this page was an "autorefresh" page, without having to click on
the "refresh" browser button every minute.

Comment 1 Ryan Dabler 2006-06-06 15:45:28 UTC
But what about Recentchanges on projects like Commons or en:wp where there are new entries by the second?  
Wouldn't it be really difficult to do RC patrol and to go to pages of interest when the link you want to 
click is scrolling down the page by about four or five entries per second?
Comment 2 Felipe Corrêa da Silva Sanches 2006-07-08 06:03:57 UTC
using DHTML whe can make it scroll smoothly :-)
Comment 3 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-02-02 12:39:28 UTC
Changed component to "RecentChanges"
Comment 4 Krinkle 2010-11-16 20:38:59 UTC
I've been a tool doing this in javascript:

Has been rewritten in April 2010 to work with any wiki, instead of just Commons (which includes all WMF wikis and presumably other wikis aswell).

The tool also features hiding already patrolled uploads, filtering edits / newpages / both, filter by username, order (chronologic or reversed) and refresh interval and much more.

Can be used by including a single line of javascript in the users' vector.js/monobook.js or as a Gadget or as a Sitewide script  in Common.js.
Comment 5 paucab 2011-06-26 16:53:27 UTC
Good work, Krinkle!

It seems that after four years we found a tool ad hoc.

I'm going to give it a try ...

Comment 6 paucab 2011-07-04 15:35:50 UTC
Another useful tool:
Comment 7 John Du Hart 2011-09-01 03:22:24 UTC
-need-review keyword, no patch is attached.
Comment 8 Krinkle 2011-09-04 01:39:42 UTC
WikiHow also has a nice extension for rc patrolling:

They have it outside of RecentChanges though
Comment 9 Brion Vibber 2011-11-08 19:26:16 UTC
*** Bug 32253 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Brion Vibber 2011-11-08 19:56:57 UTC
Some related works in progress:
Comment 11 Krinkle 2012-08-26 16:52:02 UTC
*** Bug 28710 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Krinkle 2014-06-05 10:27:48 UTC
This can be done inside MediaWiki core by polling the API. We'd probably want a way for Wikimedia to disable this feature and instead subscribe to via

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