Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Bots and gadgets/API for deleted title search

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API for deleted title search

  • Problem: Some time ago, it became possible to search the archive table for titles of deleted pages - (admins only). This functionality is not accessible through the API and therefore cannot be incorporated into bots and gadgets used by administrators. As a consequence, this limits the discoverability of reposts under a slightly different title (a very common abuse tactic).
  • Who would benefit: Admins, patrollers, bot operators
  • Proposed solution: See above. A module is added to the Action API that allows searching for deleted titles.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: T192023
  • Proposer: MER-C (talk) 17:47, 21 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]