Talk:Edit Review Improvements/New filters for edit review

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This page is about New Filters for Edit Review filtering tools and interface. These are now standard on Recent Changes and the Watchlist.

New filters for edit review are in maintenance mode. Major bugs will be fixed but no improvements are scheduled for now.

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Highlighting AutoWikiBrowser edits

Ehrlich91 (talkcontribs)

Hi, recently two users on Macedonian Wikipedia start using tool AutoWikiBrowser, which is similar using bots, but edits are count from a user account. Therefore, huge amount of recent changes are shown by only two users. I would like to know, it is possible to highlight these edits, or to chose not to be shown on recent changes, similar as bots edits. Thanks

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Davidelit (talkcontribs)

I find this filter very annoying - changes aren't saved, so I have to click through options every time I go to my watchlist. Is there anyway to remove it so I can see ALL the changes on my watchlist as used to be the case? Or at least to easily hide, say, bot edits?

Matěj Suchánek (talkcontribs)
Tenzel Kim (talkcontribs)

It is fine that I can turn it off in preferences, but this new filter loads really slow on my site and I'd rather it was not the default, but that you had to turn it ON in preferences if you wanted to use it. Any way of doing that?

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Tenzel Kim, you mean on a personal website? If so, it is doable in the website's configuration file.

Tenzel Kim (talkcontribs)

Yeah, on a personal website. What exactly should I be looking for? I have tried finding some code that I can disable but haven't had any luck.

Roan Kattouw (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Add the following to LocalSettings.php:

$wgDefaultUserOptions['wlenhancedfilters-disable'] = 1;

This will change the default preferences so that the "Use non-JavaScript interface" checkbox on the Watchlist tab of the preferences page is checked by default, and users can uncheck it to enable the new filters.

If you also/instead want to disable the new filters for RecentChanges by default, you can use:

$wgDefaultUserOptions['rcenhancedfilters-disable'] = 1;
Reply to "How to remove this"
Acagastya (talkcontribs)

Hi. I wondered if there was a way to hide the deletion logs from the recent changes (or, as a matter of fact, any other log such as account creation log, block log, et cetera). Thanks.

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Jim.henderson (talkcontribs)

Instead of, or besides, checkboxes for 3 days, 7 days, etc, I would prefer to adjust upwards are downwards by a quarter day, one day, or three days. I do a great deal of fine tuning, especially in Commons.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Link to this talk page is buried and hard to find

Timeshifter (talkcontribs)

I almost did not leave any new messages here, because I only accidentally found the link to this talk page.

The link should not be buried in the closed "Filter changes" menu.

Many people may want to give feedback here, or ask questions, but will never scroll down to the bottom of that menu, or will forget that the link is buried there.

Put the link at the top of the menu, and out of the menu.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

A feedback link was available during the whole Beta process. We have received many comments that have allowed the development tram to improve that tool. In theory, the feedback link you used was supposed to be removed, now that the filters are default for every user.

The Filter menu is the most used element of the tool for people who take action. It is the best place to put the feedback link. That link is always visible: the bottom of the menu is stick to the bottom of your browser window. There is no need to scroll, even if the page is really compact.

Timeshifter (talkcontribs)

Thanks. That is an improvement making it always visible in the filter menu without scrolling. I hope you didn't mean that developers were no longer accepting or wanting feedback. Please don't remove the feedback link. Most people will not hunt around for Phabricator threads to give feedback. Or come to Mediawiki. Unless a feedback link from Wikipedia takes them there.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

We don't plan to remove that link. We still need it to have a way to be aware of bugs.

If someone wants to suggest a change or an improvement, we will look at it but it may be implemented later.

Have a like like that is done on more and more tools because of the reason you mention: people won't come to Phabricator or elsewhere because they aren't aware of it.

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How can I follow a couple of pages for one week only ?

Ottawahitech (talkcontribs)

I would like to follow only a couple of pages on my watchlist for the next week, but then I want to be able to resume my previous watchlist. Is this possible? Am I making sense? Is this the right place to post this question. Thanks in advance. ~~~~

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)


This is not possible (yet).

There is a work in progress to have Article reminders. I think you should explore the project page and leave comments there.

In the meantime, you can bookmark these pages, or create links on your userpage to keep them in mind.

Ottawahitech (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the reply, Trizek (WMF)

I was wondering if the wmf has collected any statistics on watchlist usage. I rarely use the existing watchlist, but have learned through trial and error that this is not something one should admit to. Those who do not use their watchlist are considered ignorant or worse. So I doubt many will admt it openly.

It would be interesting to know the percentage of regular users who never/rarely/sometime use their watchlist,

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

What would be the usage of such numbers?

Ottawahitech (talkcontribs)

Well that depends:

* If a very large percentage ofusers employ their watchlist on a regular basis, the statistics I suggested above would be worthless

* If, however, most regular users never/rarely/only sometime use their watchlist, then it would suggest to the developers that before they implement changes, it would be better to figure out why users have an aversion to using watchlists.

MSchottlender-WMF (talkcontribs)
Ottawahitech (talkcontribs)

What I had in mind is "parking" my regular watchlist and replacing it with a temporary one, and then being able to resume my regular watchlist. I assume what you are talking about is having a watchlist that automatically expires items after a certain amount of time?

MSchottlender-WMF (talkcontribs)

We will allow you to watch pages temporarily, with an expiration time. It won't be a separate watchlist. You can just choose whether your watch pages indefinitely or temporarily in your watchlist.

Reply to "How can I follow a couple of pages for one week only ?"
MB-one (talkcontribs)

Is it possible to exclude tags from a filter? It seems to me that tags can only be included in the filtered list unlike namespaces. Another possibility would be to include untagged edits in the filter (i.e. imclude a null value in the list of tags, that can be checked). If this already exists, I would appreciate a pointer in the right direction. Cheers

@Hinnerk11 (gave me the idea)

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

There's a request for excluding tags from a filter. See phab:T174349.

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Filter edits by blocked users

Summary by Trizek (WMF)
FellTiger (talkcontribs)

As an admin of a non-WMF wiki reviewing recent changes to catch spam, I would be interested in filtering out new users, except for blocked ones. Does that sound reasonable?

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

This need has already been documented, but not triaged yet.

Also not that the filters are in maintenance mode, there is no further developement scheduled for now, sorry.

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Проверка правок.

AURACN (talkcontribs)

После размещения статьи получили замечание касательно ее стиля.

Исправили всё, внесли необходимые коррективы, но та надпись о том, что "Стиль этой статьи неэнциклопедичен или нарушает нормы русского языка" вверху статьи неисчезла.

Уже несколько дней все в таком состоянии.

Пожалуйста, помогите! Проверьте правки и утвердите либо подскажите, что конкретно нужно еще изменить.

Ссылка на статью

Kaartic (talkcontribs)

Machine translated version

Соответствующий пост этого запроса находится на одной из следующих страниц местного сообщества, где вы получите правильное разрешение:

Надеюсь это поможет!

Original untranslated version

The appropriate post this query is in one of the following local community pages where you would receive a proper resolution:

Hope this helps!

Reply to "Проверка правок."
Kdammers (talkcontribs)

It would help if (right up front) what a filter is were explained. What I mean is this: If I click filter X, does that mean that I will see NO X or ALL X? (I am a native speaker of English, and I don't know.) The fact that the word filter is wide used on the Internet does not mean that literate non-computer people know what it means in these context.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Reply to "Explain filter"