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Include the most recent page length in deletion log entries
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Currently, deletion log entries look like:

23:26, 6 September 2016 Nihonjoe (talk | contribs) deleted page Shani Johnson (Multiple reasons: speedy deletion criteria A7, G11)

The most recent page length should also be included, like this:

23:26, 6 September 2016 Nihonjoe (talk | contribs) deleted page Shani Johnson (456 bytes) (Multiple reasons: speedy deletion criteria A7, G11)

That way, people can more easily tell whether there was a significant amount of content. Sometimes if there was a lot of content, people wanting to create a new version of the page like to ask sysops for a copy of the deleted page so they can use the information as a starting point in their research. But if it was only a few bytes, then it wouldn't be worth bothering with.

This data should be stored in log_params.

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Aklapper triaged this task as Lowest priority.Oct 4 2016, 10:03 AM

@Ammarpad Maybe I'm missing something, but this is for the length of the page (e.g. 42 bytes) where as T218802 is/was for the number of revisions (e.g. (42 revisions)). I suppose they'd both need to be stored but they are different tasks.

I believe they're essentially the same thing and no need to discuss whether to add number of bytes in one task and number of revisions in another. If you disagree you're free to unmerge them.