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Investigation: Revive Article Blamer from Xtools?
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Description

The existing Article Blamer tool in Xtools doesn't work; see example below. This is a big, hard task that seems beyond the scope of the current Xtools project. There is an existing WikiBlame tool that works for at least some queries.

Question for the team: We're going to pull Article Blamer out of the Xtools project; we can launch successfully without it. Should we put time into building a new Article Blamer?

Example:
From the Miss Piggy article on enwp, looking for this edit by Jedi94 from 11 Oct 2015:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Miss_Piggy&diff=685276464&oldid=685275268

Search term: Kermit, however, constantly rebuffed Piggy's feelings.

Existing Xtools Article Blamer tool finds the wrong edit:
http://tools.wmflabs.org/xtools/blame/?project=en.wikipedia.org&article=Miss+Piggy&text=Kermit%2C+however%2C+constantly+rebuffed+Piggy%27s+feelings.

Wikiblame finds the right edit:
http://wikipedia.ramselehof.de/wikiblame.php?user_lang=en&lang=en&project=wikipedia&article=Miss+Piggy&needle=Kermit%2C+however%2C+constantly+rebuffed+Piggy%27s+feelings.&skipversions=0&ignorefirst=0&limit=500&offmon=5&offtag=15&offjahr=2017&searchmethod=int&order=desc&user=

Event Timeline

DannyH created this task.May 15 2017, 9:41 PM
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DannyH triaged this task as Medium priority.May 16 2017, 9:50 PM
DannyH closed this task as Declined.May 17 2017, 12:31 AM

Closing this ticket. We talked about it in estimation, and decided that this is really too big to be a part of the Xtools project (which is already big). Xtools hasn't had a working article blame feature for a long time, and it's not what people were really voting for. Building an article blame feature from scratch can be its own wishlist proposal. So -- no for now, maybe next year if people want it.

MusikAnimal moved this task from Inbox to Complete on the XTools board.Jul 23 2017, 7:45 PM