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Make history a lot easier to access & understand
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Description

Help readers/new editors to understand that every revision is saved, and you won't permanently screw up a page if you make a good-faith mistake. - Was already done with https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LastModified

Challenges:

  • How can we do this with subtle cues, rather than a paragraph of text that they won't read? +1
  • "Visual diffing" of changes has been a wishlist item for a long time, now made (more) possible by Parsoid DOM…
  • Example UI from localwiki: https://localwiki.org/santacruz/Tomboy/_history/2015-01-22%2017:48:55.674166...
  • Layout changes (or alternatives) to the standard log feeds (RecentChanges, Watchlist, Contributions, History, etc.)
  • possibly useful for a better understanding of histories which work differently as in wikis with FlaggedRevs.

Imported from https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/New_Ideas_for_Editing

Event Timeline

Mattflaschen-WMF raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.
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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptFeb 15 2015, 1:07 AM
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Qgil triaged this task as Low priority.Feb 20 2015, 2:36 PM
Quiddity added a subscriber: Quiddity.

Just checking, is there someone working on this task in Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015? If not, please remove the project.

Elitre added a subscriber: Elitre.Aug 7 2015, 2:20 PM
Elitre added a comment.Aug 7 2015, 2:27 PM

LastModified isn't available anywhere on WMF wikis, but that info is readily available on the mobile site.
A user at it.wp suggests each paragraph should have its own "last modified" info...

Scott added a subscriber: Scott.Jan 7 2017, 2:17 AM