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Edits not older than $wgRCMaxAgehttp://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgRCMaxAge:

  • Recent changes - all edits, or edits in one selected namespace; also shows the change in size of the wikitext in bytes.
  • Watchlist - all edits in watched pages with talk pages, or ditto in one selected namespace; also shows the change in size of the wikitext in bytes.
  • Related changes - all edits in pages linked to from a selected page outside the category namespace, or all edits in pages in a selected category, including addition to, but not deletion from a category; also shows the change in size of the wikitext in bytes.
  • Special:Newpages - new pages in one specified namespace; also shows the current size of the wikitext in bytes.

Including older edits and other events:

  • My contributions - message with id 'uctop' (talk) (default "(top)") indicates that no subsequent edit was made; hence its absence indicates that there is a subsequent edit; its absence at the first occurrence of a page in the list indicates that there is a subsequent edit by someone else. The next item provides the info about these.
    Also possible to list page creations on Special:Contributions, even if older than $wgRCMaxAge (unlike Special:NewPages), using the "page creations only" option.
  • Page history - all edits to a specified page; also shows the size of the wikitext in bytes, for edits from 19 April 2007 (for Wikimedia wikis).
  • Special:Log - logged events for a specified log type, the name of the acting user, and/or the name of the affected page; the starting date varies.
  • Special:Newimages - images from new to old.
  • Special:Imagelist - file info, by default sorted from new to old.
  • Special:Watchlist/edit - shows existence of watched pages, helpful for detecting deletion of watched pages (but not of talk pages).
  • Page with links to originally existing pages - shows existence of linked pages, helpful for detecting deletion of any of them.
  • Page with links to originally non-existing pages - shows existence of linked pages, helpful for detecting creation of any of them.


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