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Create timestamp column to track when preference was last updated
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From T114899: Recover missing values from user_properties tables:

Having a timestamp on user preferences last_modified would had helped on this issue, knowing which preferences are "new" and "old."

Should be pretty easy to have a column that just updates when the pref is saved.

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demon created this task.Oct 7 2015, 10:24 PM
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Are there other use-cases for a timestamp column? I don't find the stated use-case very compelling.

demon added a comment.Oct 7 2015, 11:41 PM

Could give a bit of info as to how widely a preference is used (ie: do people set it and forget it vs. change it often?). Could help guide future preference introduction as well as removing prefs we don't need to support (cf: T54807: Identify and remove legacy preferences from MediaWiki core (tracking))

demon closed this task as Declined.Mar 10 2017, 10:54 PM

I file dumb feature requests sometimes