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Special:Log needs a way to show only activity from humans (Hide bots)
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Description

Some bots mass block ed open proxies, used by some trolls to abuse the Wikipedia rules. This blocks, due to their large numbers, impede read the logs to CheckUsers, which analyzes them to check IP addresses of new accounts vandals and trolls. Need add the feature to the Special:Log „hide bots“, as on the Special:RecentChanges.

Examples

http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/block look at QBA-bot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/block look at ProcseeBot


Author: admin
See Also:
T13181: Mark bot edits in histories

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Reference
bz19322

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 21 2014, 10:37 PM
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  • Bug 44549 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I'm not sure if this is even possible, since the "bot flag" is a temporary thing, only stored in the recentchanges table, and not in the logging table.

TyA added a comment.Feb 3 2013, 2:44 PM

Could a column be added to the logging table to hold the bot flag info, such as in the recentchanges table? Granted that wouldn't help in past log entries, but the ones forward would be able to benefit.

Jasper added a comment.May 8 2013, 1:50 AM

Still, this is a major inconvenience when viewing Special:Log, for example, ProcseeBot's blocks clogging the local block log on enwiki.

XXN awarded a token.Nov 10 2016, 12:39 PM
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Wow, this is old problem. Any news?

Iniquity updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 12 2019, 3:35 PM

If it is difficult to change the scheme, then I think it is quite possible to create a DB (something like MediaWiki:Admin-bots) with users which we can to hide.

If it is difficult to change the scheme, then I think it is quite possible to create a DB (something like MediaWiki:Admin-bots) with users which we can to hide.

Its not really that difficult (It adds a bit of difficultly. But on the whole not a huge amount), more that nobody is currently working on it

Iniquity added a comment.EditedJan 12 2019, 3:46 PM

more that nobody is currently working on it

It is sad, these logs are really unreadable.

Krinkle renamed this task from Hide bots from Logs to Special:Log needs a way to show only activity from humans (Hide bots).Jan 25 2019, 10:00 PM