Wikipedia talk:Recent Changes

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We need one place to develop MediaWiki documentation so I'm starting a project-neutral MediaWiki User's Guide in meta and think it would be a good idea to cross wiki redirect this page to meta:MediaWiki User's Guide: The Recent Changes page as soon as I'm done with the conversion (before that I will change each link to this page to a direct one to meta so that it appears correctly as an external link). --mav 01:27, 7 Sep 2003 (UTC)

Edit Recent Changes?[edit]

What happens if you select the edit link at the top of Special:Recentchanges? Phil 12:05, Oct 31, 2003 (UTC)

You can edit the top of the recent changes page and change things like the requested articles in. See also Wikipedia talk:Recentchanges. Angela

Time for a second hand? I think so[edit]

Given the pace at which Wikipedia contributions are coming in (now sometimes numbering more than a dozen per minute), would it be reasonable to add seconds to the RC timestamps? -- Seth Ilys 23:29, 25 Feb 2004 (UTC)


Feature suggestion: Redirects on RC and NP[edit]

I don't know how technically feasible this is, but it seems to me that it'd be very handy for the Special:Recentchanges and Special:Newpages to show when an entry simply contained a #REDIRECT. As someone who patrols RC regularly and NP occasionally, I think it'd be good to know at a glance which entries can be disregarded completely because they're just redirect pages. Sometimes people indicate this in the edit summary, or by marking a new page as a minor edit (so that it shows up as "Nm" on the list), but this isn't always that consistent. Could we get some kind of notation on the lists (maybe an "r" where "N" and "m" go?) or, failing that, a push for more widespread usage of the new-and-minor convention? —Etaoin 06:30, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Trouble is, is it really safe to disregard anything if you are on the lookout for vandalism? I am sure we all know of cases where something that can be marked as innocuous and might be disregarded has had a more serious effect than you'd think, at first sight. As the system gets cleverer the vandals will too ... <sigh> --Nevilley 07:12, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)
On the newpages the redirects are already filtered out - only those redirects show up which are for whatever reason broken - like #redrict [[target]] - and thus if you spot a short page on NewPages which looks like a redirect it is a redirect which needs fixing. However not all redirects are good - I recently had to override some with disambiguation pages, as the one who created those redirect did not check what articles linked there and did not notice that the lastname of a famous person was also the name of a city, and then a link to that city led to a totally unrelated article. Thus they should be listed on recentchanges at least. andy 07:14, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)

RSS feed[edit]

How can I access Special:Recentchanges as an RSS feed? ··gracefool | 13:20, 31 Aug 2004 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=Special:Recentchanges&feed=rss

Double Redirect[edit]

Wikipedia:Recent Changes redirects to Help:Recent changes to meta:Help:Recent changes. Wikipedia:Recent Changes should just redirect to meta:Help:Recent changes.91.110.157.8 (talk) 18:24, 29 June 2009 (UTC)