2017 Community Wishlist Survey/Miscellaneous/Filter user contribution page by number of bytes changed

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  • Problem: It is difficult to identify "major" contributions of an editor, particularly if they are prolific editors and their edit history spans years and thousands of edits.
  • Who would benefit: Admins and editors reviewing user's contributions.
  • Proposed solution: Add a filter on user contribution pages to filter by the changes by number of bytes added/deleted. That way, for example, one could get a listing of user's contributions to the main space where they added more that 500 bytes.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:

Discussion

  • I wouldn’t say that this would be a particular benefit, profanity is usually added in smaller edits, and page blankings are already caught by various abuse filters. How would this benefit people more? --Donald Trung (Talk 🤳🏻) (My global lock 😒🌏🔒) (My global unlock 😄🌏🔓) 12:56, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
    • Good idea - you could identify the authors of larger changes more easily. I had this problem several times, i.e. when you want to propose a change or addition. --Bernd.Brincken (talk) 19:04, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  • My tool mw:User:PerfektesChaos/js/resultListSort already offers sorting by page name/title of contributions.
    • As soon I find time I will extend this to sort contribution page alternatively back by date-time, by size, by summary.
    • Sorting is nearly the same as filtering but leaves the smaller number below. The page will be kept locally, but changes entry order as often as desired.
    • Note that this would work on existing result, not retrieving results from the server matching a condition.
    • There is already a filtering form, by namespace, by date, by minor, by current, by new accounts, by page creation. That might be extended by min/max size.
Greetings --PerfektesChaos (talk) 10:15, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
  • This is less useful, adding an infobox will bring a big change, and make translate or refine may be small or even reduced bytes. Period and sorting may be useful.--YFdyh000 (talk) 15:13, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
There is also c:MediaWiki:Gadget-rightsfilter.js. Helder 23:39, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

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