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New filter to "Hide editions of User"

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Summary by Trizek (WMF)

Filter by user and exclude some results (T167224: Implement 'User' filters and filter menu in the new UI) is scheduled for September/October as a Beta feature.

Wieralee (talkcontribs)

It would be great to make a new filter "Hide editions of User: .... ". Such a filter is very much needed. Thanks in advance ;-)

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

We are working on adding filters for particular namespaces, that will include some options to filter users contributions. I've reported your idea.

Pginer-WMF (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the feedback @Wieralee.

This seems an interesting suggestion. I'd like to get a better idea of the uses you expect for it. Are you expecting to exclude some trusted users? Are those a long/short list? or maybe using it for any other purpose totally different?

197.218.82.70 (talkcontribs)
Wieralee (talkcontribs)

Sometimes one person (while doing cleaning-up) is doing a big mess on Recent changes list. When such a person is moving, renaming, protecting files, when is changing formats and is doing replacements or disambiguinations other editions are not visible... Unfortunately it is my case, very often... Other editors are grumbling, that they can not have a "hide wieralee" filter ;-) Our Recent changes list looks like here:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polish_Wikisource_screenshot_2017-05-28.png very often...

Hsarrazin (talkcontribs)

I agree with @Wieralee,

it would also be very useful when someone makes a whole series of changes that I am unable to assess, due to domain or language concerned :)

Jmatazzoni (talkcontribs)

@Pginer-WMF, it sounds like what the user is asking for is an "exclude" function on the User menu. Is that how you read this?

Pginer-WMF (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the additional details @Wieralee, this is very useful.

@Jmatazzoni, yes. It seems that the usecase is about excluding individual users based on them appearing a lot in the current list of results. An "exclude" option can work well here given the expected low number of users to exclude and the exploratory nature (addign and removing based on what appears in the list of results).

The other case pointed by 197.218.82.70 above about "trusted" users can be probably better solved by having predefined filters (e.g., based on the same criteria Huggle users to mark contributors as trusted) or a personal whitelist. Otherwise reviewers may be adding too many exclusions. In any case, this second usecase requires further thought since the concept of "trusted" users may conflict with the idea of editors having equal opportunities when being reviewed.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Would it be imaginable to have a sub-filter for users status (i.e. filtering only sysops)?

197.218.82.176 (talkcontribs)
Would it be imaginable to have a sub-filter for users status (i.e. filtering only sysops)?

That's a different thing and seems like https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T6664 , which is mostly implemented anyway (at least for anonymous vs registered).

Still, it might be useful to filter certain profiles, for example, admins / bureaucrats may delete a huge number of pages, or perform other administrative actions that just flood recent changes.

There is a inherent distinction between a general log (which also logs users actions) vs a filtered log of administrative actions which may have severe consequences, e.g. it is trivial for any admin to easily make all pages look blank, or mistakenly make a small change that causes a loop and makes all pages very slow or never load.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

My point was to provide a filter that can fit with this idea of trusted users. I think most users trust certain user roles and would be happy to exclude them on a different base than just the number of edits.

Wieralee (talkcontribs)

On Polish Wikisources we have many trusted users who can edit only proof-read pages, but they can't edit main pages. Trusted filter is completely useless for us.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)
MarcoSwart (talkcontribs)

Our use case (nl.wiktionary) would result in a need identical to what Wieleralee expressed.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Wieralee @MarcoSwart - So you mean exclude a group of users, or exclude reviewed edits?

Exclude Reviewed Edits will be added to the Beta feature at the same time as Users filters.

MarcoSwart (talkcontribs)

I meant the User filters (T167224) you mentioned in your previous post, not the excluding of "reviewed edits",

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