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Category related changes should include recently removed items
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There should be a easy way to get a list of pages moved out of a category within a certain period.

use case: empty category deletion.

On most wikis, policy requires admins to check for 'category de-population vandalism' before deleting an empty category. e.g.

On some wikis, an admin needs to determine whether the category has been empty for a policy defined period of time before it can be deleted.

e.g. on English Wikipedia, it is four days.

That policy can only truly be complied with if the admin has a snapshot of the entire database four days prior to the deletion.

As far as I know, the best way to approximate this is to look for likely members of the category, and check their history, and check the history of the editor who tagged the category for deletion.

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Aklapper triaged this task as Lowest priority.Feb 23 2015, 5:02 PM

Seems like a good use case and should be possible.

@jayvdb any thoughts on where this would be displayed / how to display it?

In the history?
A second kind of history?
A special page?

Change 910831 had a related patch set uploaded (by Matěj Suchánek; author: Matěj Suchánek):

[mediawiki/core@master] [POC] Include recently removed pages in category related changes

thiemowmde changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Feb 23 2024, 8:58 AM