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Add more details to Flow's entries in Special:Contributions (and RecentChanges?)
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The entries in Special:Contributions, eg https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/DannyH_%28WMF%29 , are very minimal, making it hard to see which entries are
*New posts
*Edits
*etc

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Didn't we talk about this a lot and settle on this to imitate the look of standard revisions?

Possibly. But as a powereditor (and therefore the person most likely to look at someone's contributions) I appreciate the extra detail we've currently got in topic history
https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Topic:Se87x2kfz6ocjn1m&action=history
and board history
https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Sandbox&action=history
However we do also use the minimal version in RecentChanges
https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?namespace=2600&tagfilter=&translations=filter&title=Special%3ARecentChanges
so... Yeah, it all needs to be (documented and) re-evaluated at some point.

DannyH triaged this task as Normal priority.Mar 26 2015, 5:45 PM
Mattflaschen-WMF added a comment.EditedMar 26 2015, 5:50 PM

Relevant threads:

I still think the proposed solution (automatic edit summaries) is a good idea.

So it turns out @matthiasmullie implemented the automatic edit summaries ("Created new topic", "Edited a post"), but it doesn't currently apply to Special:Contributions.

Compare http://flow-tests.wmflabs.org/wiki/Special:RecentChanges:

(diff | hist) . . Proposal on Talk:UmaCoisa; 20:46 . . (+8)‎ . . Unicorn (Talk | contribs | block) (←Created new topic)

to:

http://flow-tests.wmflabs.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Unicorn

Mattflaschen-WMF renamed this task from Add more details to Flow's entries in Special:Contributions to Add more details to Flow's entries in Special:Contributions (and RecentChanges?).
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Eloquence added a comment.EditedApr 3 2015, 3:23 AM

@Mattflaschen Note that T94962 does not describe exactly the same thing, even if we make the descriptions more helpful, the actual link should point to a page that highlights what's new (similar to the links from the notifications panel); especially in a large topic it's otherwise not very useful to understand what's going on.

@Eloquence, I think there is always a link to the post, but it's in the timestamp, which is weird. Also, there's no automatic edit summary for replies.

@Quiddity is probably right that we need to re-evaluate this again.

@Mattflaschen Note that T94962 does not describe exactly the same thing, even if we make the descriptions more helpful, the actual link should point to a page that highlights what's new (similar to the links from the notifications panel); especially in a large topic it's otherwise not very useful to understand what's going on.

Well, I think the links are part of the details of the entry (it doesn't make much sense to spec out the text without speccing out the links). But if you want, I can re-open the other one.

Eloquence added a comment.EditedApr 3 2015, 3:25 AM

Oh wow, that timestamp link is totally obscure -- but not what I mean either, because it's a permalink to only that part of the topic. What I mean is a link to the whole topic, but with the new comment highlighted (and possibly with the viewport scrolled to the new comment).

No need to reopen the other one, just noting it here for the record so we consider the whole experience.