Often, a site owner will be using api.php?action=feedrecentchanges&namespace=0 to get an RSS or Atom feed of wiki articles, in order to show the feed on a blog or send out tweets whenever new edits are made. Readers of such feeds will typically have little interest in:
- edits made to already-existing articles (since these could be merely incremental improvements to coverage, rather than expansions of coverage to whole new subject areas)
- new articles that haven't been patrolled yet (and therefore could be spammy or otherwise low-quality)
- new articles that are merely redirects to already-existing articles
Therefore, I propose to add 'onlynew', 'onlypatrolled', and 'hideredirect' parameters to feedrecentchanges.