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Improve Special:Log

This is a collection of tickets to improve the ability to search for logged actions.

MER-C (talk) 21:37, 13 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Earlier discussion and endorsements
Endorsed Endorsed The log could also benefit from the same date filtering improvements proposed at #Improve date range searches on Special:Contributions. the wub "?!" 01:12, 25 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Support Support Jenks24 (talk) 10:49, 30 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support as proposer. The last item on that list is now in code review, by the way. MER-C (talk) 10:52, 30 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support yes please! This, that and the other (talk) 13:19, 30 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support BethNaught (talk) 17:42, 30 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support --MGChecker (talk) 19:36, 30 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support --Grind24 (talk) 20:42, 30 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 21:24, 30 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support Support. Will permit a number of useful searches that now are almost impossible. DGG (talk) 02:25, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support Support. John Vandenberg (talk) 02:56, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support Support Risker (talk) 04:18, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support Support --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:29, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Support Support --g (talk) 14:54, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Support Support Matiia (talk) 15:09, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Support Support Matěj Suchánek (talk) 18:07, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Support Support --Usien6 (talk) 21:05, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Support Support Graham87 (talk) 11:47, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Support Support Stevie is the man! TalkWork 13:05, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Support SupportNickK (talk) 15:27, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Support Support Rzuwig 11:00, 3 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  20. Support Support SantiLak (talk) 10:49, 4 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  21. Support Support Bináris tell me 19:03, 4 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  22. Support Support J36miles (talk) 00:33, 6 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Normalize Special: pages for batch delete/undelete and batch moves

Currently, there is no "fixed" way to bulk [un]delete or bulk move a range of pages or subpages.

On projects like Wikisource for example - admins are frequently faced with the task of deleting dozens if not hundreds of existing pages and/or sub-pages thanks, in some part, to newly discovered copyright verifications as well as vise versa; undeleting a range of pages when new information disproves a previous claim used for supporting a prior deletion. At other times, an alteration to a source file that was previously used to transcribe and transclude a range of Page:s becomes problematic because the existing content no longer aligns with the modified source file's pagination. Without droning on by listing all the other possible scenarios requiring such "Bulk" (or Batch) actions, suffice is to say there is a need for such utility and that utility should be easily usable for any and all who hold the proper bit level.

If everyone cleared to delete or to move pages without creating a redirect can easily perform these functions, then everyone contributing to their respective Wikisource project's can benefit for sure. Wikibooks and Wikiversity may also find these standardized capabilities a plus to have too.

Currently, Special:Nuke is limited to recent creations or creations made by a single active User:. This is of no help when it comes works that have been static for months if not years or enjoys multiple contributions to the work by more than just one editor. When such a scenario requiring "Bulk" action comes to light, requests are documented as best as possible and await for attention by one of the few who are capable of pulling off such feats by scripting, python, tool-labs, wmfLabs and the like to pay a visit. Its not fair to consistently burden the same few individuals with these tasks nor is it efficient to have contributors wait around for 100 single page moves instead of a single job executing 100 moves near at once.

  • The optimal solution would be to design an easy to use Special: page for bulk deletions (and undeletions) and another Special: page for bulk moves that can handle ranges and/or offsets as part of the standard mediawiki core.
  • Next best thing would be to have a way to achieve much the same as the above through local scripting &/or gadgetization instead and preferably without relying in any part on "externals" like labs or tools in the process.

    Both seem plausible going by what I can gleam from the Twinkle add-on (see w:MediaWiki:Gadget-twinklebatchdelete.js, w:MediaWiki:Gadget-twinklebatchundelete.js and w:MediaWiki:Gadget-twinklebatchprotect.js among other of its components).

  • The very least someone can do is get the previous gadget for deletions back up and running -- sees:MediaWiki:Gadget-massdelete.js

Thanks in advance for any consideration.

-- George Orwell III (talk) 02:23, 22 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Earlier discussion and endorsements
The gadget works for me after the fix which was suggested on Phabricator is applied. Does it still not work for you after clearing the cache? --Glaisher (talk) 16:02, 22 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Endorsed Endorsed your optimal solution -- this is something that should be in core MediaWiki. MER-C (talk) 16:53, 22 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Support Support Should be an easy project, with significant win especially for projects using subpages in content namespace. John Vandenberg (talk) 01:50, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support --YodinT 02:13, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support – Would seem to be an obvious benefit to Admins, who currently have to use third-party tools to achieve the same result. IJBall (talk) 03:50, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support Risker (talk) 04:20, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support - Whaledad (talk) 15:31, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support - Even for users - Stunteltje (talk) 16:39, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support I think that this task is a benefit for sysops. --Urbanecm (talk) 17:41, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support Support MER-C (talk) 20:20, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support SupportGeorge Orwell III (talk) 23:29, 1 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support Support Popcorndude (talk) 03:46, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support Support Yes please. I use AutoWikiBrouwser for batch deletions and moves, but I do not know a way of fast undeletion of files. I was once undeleting 300 pages from an encyclopedia deleted by mistake by other admin who agreed to a "mistake" refused to undelete them. It was quite painful and time consuming. --Jarekt (talk) 04:51, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Support Support Stevie is the man! TalkWork 13:07, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Support Support--Manlleus (talk) 15:45, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Support SupportBeleg Tâl (talk) 16:48, 2 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Support Support SantiLak (talk) 10:49, 4 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Comment: (Support) -- AshLin (talk) 18:55, 14 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]