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new search keyword: creator
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Description

Proposed syntax: creator:Foo and creator:#123

Use case:

  1. A bot created a large number of articles, and we want to find search results not created by this bot.
  2. I want to work on articles in a category, but I want to skip articles created by User:Example.
  3. I want to find articles created by some user that is less recently edited.

Note:

  1. Internally we only store user ID for registered users, so there will be no disruption on user rename
  2. Delete/Undelete/Revdel/Import may affect the data (no creator may be exposed if it is revdeled)
  3. UserMerge may disrupt existing data but it is not enabled in Wikimedia wikis

Event Timeline

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Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Jun 11 2021, 7:45 AM

A bot created a large number of articles, and we want to find search results not created by this bot.
I want to work on articles in a category, but I want to skip articles created by User:Example.
I want to find articles created by some user that is less recently edited.

All these situations make me wonder "Why?", and what their actual underlying use cases are....