Feature-Request - New users marked on Recent Changes
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Author: makoline

On the German Wikipedia we recognized that new users and IPs create or change articles more often with spam,
vandalism or copyright violation than users who are longer working on the Wikipedia.

We know that there is a special page [[Special:Contributions/newbies]] but on that page the names of the users
aren't shown and you can't watch the contributions of IPs and new users at one time.

Due to that it would be very good if you could add a feature to the Recent Changes to watch only the edits by the
new users similar to the feature to watch the contributions of IPs. Also we suggest that those edits would be
marked to see the changes when you look at the default Recent Changes. For example this could be "Username (n)".

We think that new users could be defined as the newest 1% of all users. That would be the same condition as for the
permission to move an article.

Thank you in advance and best regards

Version: 1.6.x
Severity: enhancement
URL: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Verbesserungsvorschläge/Feature-Requests#Visuelle_Kenntlichmachung_neuer_Benutzer_in_den_Recent_Changes


bzimport set Reference to bz3226.
bzimport created this task.Aug 22 2005, 5:31 PM

zigger wrote:

The proposal to show a user edit count indication on Special:Recentchanges is
already covered by bug 245.

robchur wrote:

We're talking about hitting User::isNewbie() for each item on Recent Changes?
You've got to be joking; that would kill off the SQLs. Furthermore, it might
well encourage a lot of sloppy/automated edits in order for users to escape the
dreaded stamp of noobness.

robchur wrote:

*** Bug 4221 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

brion added a comment.Dec 16 2005, 8:20 PM

A newbie marker would be supported by a field in the user table or obviously it wouldn't be too

brion added a comment.Dec 16 2005, 8:36 PM

I'm going to reopen this as we've been talking about stuff like this to help with patrolling &
welcoming; another step above those "redshirts". ;)

webmaster wrote:

Shouldn't this be smacked with the same 'dreaded WONTFIX stamp of doom' as Bug 245 ?

(Plus, now don't we have semi-protection of pages based on the newest n% of users?)

ayg wrote:

We already distinguish new users by various means and the info is readily available. It should be no problem to fetch it for RC, I don't think.

aaron added a comment.Sep 5 2008, 10:32 PM

Even user_editcount and the like can be checked reasonably.

aaron added a comment.Sep 6 2008, 2:55 PM

[[Special:Contributions/newbies]] does show the user names.

aaron added a comment.Sep 6 2008, 3:04 PM

New users marked as of r40535. No filter added, for now at least.

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