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Special:Contributions should also show a diff link
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Author: avarab

Besides the regular history links special:contributions should show a diff link
like article history pages do for easy overview of a user contributions.

Version: 1.3.x
Severity: enhancement
Platform: PC



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 21 2014, 6:47 PM
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elian wrote:

set priority to high. this is a trivial change which could save lots of
unnecessary loading of histories (usually you want to see the diff, not the

beesley wrote:

Copied existing feature requests from:

Currently, from a watchlist, you can perform diffs on
the most recent posts to the articles on your
watchlist. This is an extremely useful tool in
immediately detect if someone has vandalized a page
that you watch. With one click, you can tell what is
However, from a users's contribution page, it would be
very useful to have this same functionality.
Currently, to see if a user's contributions are harmful
or not, you have to first click on the article title,
then you have to click on page history, then you have
to click on 'last'. I find that, when I run into a
user that seems to have submitted questionable data, I
like to diff their other recent posts to detect
trolling. This feature would be extremely useful for
this purpose. Will Chiong - dropdeadgorgias

I support this! I tend to notice vandalism days or weeks after
it has happened, then use the user contributions page to
check the rest of the edits by that user. For that, I have two
questions to ask: 1. what did this edit do? (dif with past
version) and 2. is it still there (look at current version).
Currenty I fake this with more clicks and page loads via
history. user_Jamesday

This would be handy! Reassigning to feature requests. Brion Vibber

"diff" and "view" links on each line of user contributions. Pretty
self-explanatory, but it would be great to be able to see each edit of a user's
without having to go through an article's history. Daniel Quinlan

User contributions page needs (cur) (hist) links.
The (top) indicator on the user contributions page
is very useful to show that no more change is done after
the user's contribution.
The problem is when the (top) indicator is missing. The
contributor's next logical step is to check what change
was put on top of his. To do that one needs to click
the article page, then the page history page, then the
(cur) or (hist) links. i.e. the most common flow of
activity needs to go thru three pages from this user
contributions page.
I would suggest that for each entry where (top) is no
applicable, the (cur) (hist) links should be put in place.

  • Bug 238 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

jeluf wrote:

Implemented in SpecialContributions.php, rev 1.39 and others.
Scheduled for release 1.4

epriestley added a commit: Unknown Object (Diffusion Commit).Mar 4 2015, 8:20 AM