While I can click "older 50" to see their older contributions, there is no link for "newer 50" even though this user has many newer contributions.
OK, so I click the blue link for "500" and it shows me 500 edits, which extend well beyond the date range I selected. Now it does show both "newer 500" and "older 500".
Furthermore now I can click "newer 500" and it shows me 500 edits between March 14–31, 2016 which is totally outside the range specified by
that is still found at the end of the URL
Maybe this is behavior that you would expect, but it is not the behavior that I would expect. Is the expected behavior documented somewhere? Where is the documentation for the special page Special:Contributions? It's not the easiest thing to find specific APIs from the https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Main_page ... Thanks.
The fundamental issue here is that start=2016-03-10 is incompatible with offset=20160311235959. You can't start from two different dates! Is start a new parameter; why was it created? It seems like a fork of offset. What are the rules for behavior when both are specified?
the least I have done was clicking "older 50" and then click "newer 50" instead of clicking "back" button on a browser. That's how I was able to see newer contributions more effectively, though this method is annoying.
If limiting contributions to only one specific date, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?target=Malyacko&namespace=all&tagfilter=&start=2020-10-30&end=2020-10-30&limit=50&title=Special%3AContributions, you won't be able to see older or newer contributions than the logs made on that specific date. Somehow, that doesn't happen at Mediawiki.org: https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?target=Malyacko&namespace=all&tagfilter=&start=2020-12-01&end=2020-12-01&limit=50&title=Special%3AContributions