It seems that after the upgrade to MediaWiki 1.5beta1 I am no longer able to see
the filter on the top of the Special:Contributions.
This means that I cannot choose to see the contributions of a user in a specific
Filtering by namespace was a feature that was present before and it's important
for the the following reasons (among others):
- In some wikis, such as de.wikipedia.org, the voting rights of a given user is
tied to a given number of edits (e.g. 200) in the article namespace. Without the
form, it takes forever to count edits in a specific namespace by hand.
- Filtering only to image contributions is always useful if for example one
wants to see all the images they uploaded.
- Filtering to User:talk pages is useful when determining whether an editor's
attitude is civil enough fot them to become a sysop.