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Indicate bot edits in Special:Contributions, history and diffs like in Special:Watchlist
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Description

Feature summary (what you would like to be able to do and where):
Indicate edits that are marked as bot edits in history, diffs and Special:Contributions.

Current situation
Watchlist entry: (diff) (hist) mb Wikipedia talk:Non-free content‎ 22:17 −15,686‎ ‎ClueBot III talk contribs‎ (Archiving 2 discussions to Wikipedia talk:Non-free content/Archive 72. (BOT))
diff: Latest revision as of 22:17, 31 December 2021 (edit) (undo) ClueBot III (talk | contribs) m (Archiving 2 discussions to Wikipedia talk:Non-free content/Archive 72. (BOT))
Special:Contributions: 22:17, 31 December 2021 (diff) (hist) −15,686‎ m Wikipedia talk:Non-free content ‎Archiving 2 discussions to Wikipedia talk:Non-free content/Archive 72. (BOT) (current)
history: 22:17, 31 December 2021‎ ClueBot III (talk | contribs‎) m 9,732 bytes −15,686‎ Archiving 2 discussions to Wikipedia talk:Non-free content/Archive 72. (BOT)
Note the deviation of "mb" in the watchlist versus "m" everywhere else.

Use case(s) (list the steps that you performed to discover that problem, and describe the actual underlying problem which you want to solve. Do not describe only a solution):
I currently can't tell if a bot operator has the bot flag enabled or not unless the edit in question shows up on my watchlist. When I checked https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval/TolBot_11 it appeared as if the edits were only marked as minor, not bot. Then I checked some edits I know to be marked as bot edits and outside my watchlist couldn't tell if they were marked as bot edits either.

Benefits (why should this be implemented?):
Obvious innit? I had to add a page edited by TolBot to my watchlist just to verify that it is indeed marked as a bot edit. That's cumbersome.

Event Timeline

AlexisJazz added a subscriber: Bugreporter.

@Bugreporter I don't think this is a duplicate. T13181 is from 2007 and the comments suggest that edits couldn't be marked as bot edits at all back then. Now they can ( see https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=help&modules=edit) and the watchlist uses this information, but other pages do not.

As far as I know wether an edit is a bot edit is only saved in the recentchanges table, which only contains changes which are less than $wgRCMaxAge seconds (default value is 90 days) old. So that would need to be changed first, before this can really be tackled.

As far as I know wether an edit is a bot edit is only saved in the recentchanges table, which only contains changes which are less than $wgRCMaxAge seconds (default value is 90 days) old. So that would need to be changed first, before this can really be tackled.

I didn't know. I see there was a patch in 2009 and some more talking and then everybody just forgot about it.