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Make the log also include the prior page name when moving a page
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Description

When a page is moved determining where it was moved from can be a tedious process of going through all history notes.

Example page moved: https://test2.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MoveTest2&action=history

If there a many revisions this can be difficult to find.

Special:Log is only useful if you go through the entire log searching text, or happen to know the prior name:
e.g. https://test2.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=move&user=&page=MoveTest1

This feature request would be to have the move log find display the log even if only the current title is known
e.g. https://test2.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=move&user=&page=MoveTest2 - include the same entry as the former example.

Event Timeline

Xaosflux created this task.Dec 10 2016, 4:45 AM
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Xaosflux renamed this task from Feature Request: Move log to Feature Request: Move log enhancement.Dec 10 2016, 4:45 AM
Xaosflux updated the task description. (Show Details)

Possibly related to T40123

JJMC89 added a subscriber: JJMC89.Dec 10 2016, 5:36 AM

Just knowing that the page has been moved at all would be a good start. One does not always even know to go trawling through the history for the information. The log for the article can be completely empty even though it has been moved multiple times. The move is logged at the ''old'' title.

Aklapper renamed this task from Feature Request: Move log enhancement to Make the log also include the prior page name when moving a page.Dec 12 2016, 11:19 AM

Aklapper changed the title from "Feature Request: Move log enhancement" to "Make the log also include the prior page name when moving a page"

If that results in an entry in the log for the target page then that is what is needed. However, if you can only find it by searching the entire log or the log of the prior page then it doesn't really help.

Pcoombe added a subscriber: Pcoombe.Jun 5 2019, 7:34 PM

The logging table stores the page ID which would be one way to do this. Unfortunately it looks like this is only correct for moves since Sep 2014. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Logging_table#log_page