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Expose logid in logbook query and watchlist
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With T71107 we got the capability to link to a particular action.

This is great, thank you.

Now, how shall poor users guess the logid from GUI? Currently that can be retrieved by API only.


Expose logid in every related entry of

  • Special:Log query result
  • Special:Watchlist (+RC, same code)

Best place might be in brackets after datetime before executing nick for :Log, and close to the log name in :Watchlist.

  • 2016-01-30T01:23:45 (#12345) PerfektesChaos (talk|contribs) nuked the www
  • (Block log #12345); 12:34 . . SuperUser (talk|contribs) blocked TheVandalismHimself

Format the ID 12345 as link like #[/wiki/Special:Redirect/logid/12345 12345] – giving users the opportunity to grasp and save that URL somewhere, or to extract easily [[Special:Redirect/logid/12345]].

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This task has been sleeping for more than three years.

It might take further three years to retrieve a log ID from special page.

At least as an intermediate solution I did provide a logidTooltip gadget for those who refer frequently to single log entries, e.g. as sysop.