Identify links to new users in page histories, watchlists and recent changes
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On the ever growing wiki wishlist, let me add a request for the possibility to color code (or otherwise distinguish) new user accounts on watchlists, histories, and related recent changes pages. This is essentially meant as a flag for "I'm new, and my edits may need closer inspection". I realize that redlinks to the user page already have this effect, but because of this, many vandals' first action is to create a user page and talk page. Not to mention that our own advice to new accounts encourages them to create those pages early on.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42314

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Dragons_flight created this task.Via LegacyOct 28 2007, 8:27 PM
brion added a comment.Via ConduitDec 5 2007, 7:26 PM

I'm pretty sure there's an older bug number in here that's pretty much the same thing, but can't find at the moment.

See also eg bug 10789.

Ciencia_Al_Poder added a comment.Via ConduitMar 15 2014, 12:20 PM

We may need to define what's a "new user".

Would the "autoconfirmed" group [1] match this criteria? That would be done with bug 42314


[1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Autoconfirmed_users

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