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Add User Preference Option to hide reverted edits from Watchlist and Page History
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Author: kovo1

There should be a User Preference Option to hide reverted edits from the Watchlist and Page History. This would save a lot of "eyeball time" looking over changes whose net result is null.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 10:00 PM
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Unlikely to want to hide them, though an indication might be useful. That won't be possible until there's some kind of metadata indicating that a revision was reverted, though.

kovo1 wrote:

Could it be hidden if the bytecount change was zero?

Set to LATER. Cannot be done now per comment 1.

In reply to comment 2: a bytecount change of 0 is only that. A lot can be done to a page without changing the byte count.

[Removing RESOLVED LATER as discussed in . Reopening and setting priority to "Lowest". For future reference, please use either RESOLVED WONTFIX (for issues that will not be fixed), or simply set lowest priority. Thanks a lot!]

I wonder if this deserves a higher priority now, given that implemented some kind of metadata (T254074: Implement the reverted edit tag). This feature should help with part of the concerns raised at

As for Huggle, not only there is a chronic problem of people willing to waste their volunteer time there operating it, instead of creating content, but it's a bad solution as well, since it fills up the historic of the articles with revertions after revertions, polluting it and making it much less readable.

Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Feb 4 2022, 11:02 AM
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