Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Search/Blame tool

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Blame tool

  • Problem: When I see suspicious text on a page, I should be able to find its creator and first revision. Some version control systems have a tool for it. Now I have to check history manually.
  • Who would benefit: Curators.
  • Proposed solution:
  • More comments: It would be good also to find the last revision for a text found in the article's history.
  • Phabricator tickets:


  • This already exists. MER-C (talk) 12:35, 9 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]
    • It does but it does not work very well :/ We actually removed the XTools version because it was even worse. If there is a rock-solid solution to this, it hasn't been implemented yet (to my knowledge). Either way I think this proposal is more fit for the "Search" category, so I am moving it there. Regards, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 19:33, 10 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]
      • WikiWho is probably a good starting point for this. The Wiki Ed / P&E Dashboard uses it to show which parts of an article were contributed by which editor, and although it's not perfect, it's been really, really useful. There are some failure modes based on how it tokenizes things, for text that gets transformed gradually at sub-word level, and it just doesn't give results for a some kinds of markup (including some refs, and tables, and other harder-to-parse syntax). But in practice, it's got excellent accuracy. It's also still being actively developed, and has been improving quite a bit in recent months.--Ragesoss (talk) 17:05, 11 December 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Is this essentially phab:T2639? --Vachovec1 (talk) 22:37, 13 December 2017 (UTC)[reply]