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Possible change in recentchanges behaviour. No entries for >= 30 days ago
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Hello,

by using a bot, I noticed that recentchanges API might have changed behaviour around May 31.

If I try the following 2 queries:
https://ca.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&list=recentchanges&rcprop=comment%7Ctitle%7Cuser%7Ctimestamp&rclimit=500&rcdir=newer&rcnamespace=0&format=json&rcstart=2019-05-01%2001:01:00
vs
https://ca.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&list=recentchanges&rcprop=comment|title|user|timestamp&rclimit=500&rcdir=newer&rcnamespace=0&format=json&rcstart=2019-05-08%2001:01:00

The first one starts at another moment in May 6 instead of what it was expected. If this behaviour is intentional, is there any other workaround to retrieve these recentchanges data?

Thanks!

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Reedy added a subscriber: Reedy.

This is expected. We only keep 30 days RC on Wikimedia wikis. They're deleted after 2592000 seconds :)

Aklapper renamed this task from Possible change in recentchanges behaviour. No entries before May 6 to Possible change in recentchanges behaviour. No entries for >= 30 days ago.Jun 6 2019, 12:30 AM