Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Admins and patrollers/Diffs to deleted content

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Diffs to deleted content

  • Problem: I want to compare deleted content to live revisions under the same title, or live/deleted revisions for a different title. This is especially useful to check whether a page is a substantive copy of the deleted content and is a key tell to determine whether the author is a sockpuppet. I could do this via Special:Diff or the API... but it is very difficult to discover the revision ID. There should also be associated UI improvements to page history, Special:Undelete and Special:Deletedcontributions to integrate this functionality.
  • Who would benefit: Administrators
  • Proposed solution: See above.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: T30819
  • Proposer: MER-C (talk) 17:02, 21 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Not opposed to this, but a better tool to this end would be to have a bot look at all articles created at previously deleted titles and note when recreated content substantially duplicates the previously deleted content. BD2412 T 19:43, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]