As discussed on [[MediaWiki talk:Cite text]], it would be very helpful if we
could obtain a list of primary contributors to a given page.
Previously, this was done using a query on the toolserver:
however, as you all know, the enwiki database in the toolserver is dead, so we
cannot use that any longer. The source code of the tool is here:
We have seen other tools spring up to solve this, such as
http://vs.aka-online.de/wppagehiststat/. However, these are much more expensive
than a direct SQL query, which would be extremely helpful for the English
Wikipedia and other MediaWiki users in general. This information is also
necessary for some citation formats, and useful for mirrors for GFDL compliance.