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UI to display category members by timestamp
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Description

fr.wikipedia.org has hundreds of pages that contain lists of recent articles by portal.
(all these pages, plus some updated by other bots):
https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sp%C3%A9cial:Pages_li%C3%A9es/Mod%C3%A8le:Articles_r%C3%A9cents&hidetrans=0&hidelinks=1&hideredirs=1&hideimages=1
This is the main way new articles can be reviewed by users interested in a specific domain.

Each portal has a tracking category, so this is certainly something that MediaWiki could support in a generic way. Ideally, there would be a special page to list the last n members of a category that can be included into others (like Special:PrefixIndex).

Note: MediaWiki already tracks these timestamps and makes them available through the API, but this request is not as simple as providing a UI for this. Based on the feedback received for bots, two additional constraints are that:

  • changing the defaultsort should not reset the timestamp ;
  • a quickly reverted removal of the category should not reset the timestamp.

Orlodrim (talk) 18:45, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

This card tracks a proposal from the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey

This proposal received 6 support votes, and was ranked #85 out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Categories#UI_to_display_category_members_by_timestamp

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