User:TheJosh/Scripts/New Page Patroller

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Adds a box in the sidebar that uses AJAX to update a list of new pages every 5 seconds.

You can enable or disable it using the provided link. The default is for the box to be disabled. The setting is stored in a session cookie (setting is lost when you close your browser). The cookie is called 'npp_show_box'.

This works really well with WP:TW which has tabs for things like speedy delete.

Thanks to Bradv for his code for making the lines yellow if they have not been patrolled yet.

Thanks to Alex Smotrov for pointing out the issue with idle time requests.

View the source. Its probably rather shocking... User:TheJosh/Scripts/NewPagePatrol.js


26 May 2010
The new page patrol script now shows edits which are 5 minutes old - it runs on a 5 minute delay from the time that articles are created.
This should give a bit of breathing space to new pages.
This may need additional testing.
--TheJosh (talk) 02:50, 26 May 2010 (UTC)


To install, add the following to your monobook.js (or other skin js if you use it):



This box has three settings. To use a setting, place the setting variable underneath the importScript line.

The default behavior of the box (enabled or disabled) if no cookie is set
Default: false
Possible values: true or false
Example: npp_enabled = true; To make the box show by default
The number of pages to show in the box
Default: 10
Possible values: Any number between 1 and 50
Example: npp_num_pages = 5; To make the box show 5 links at a time
The refresh rate of the box, in seconds. Decimals allowed
Default: 5
Possible values: Any number above 2 (to not put too much strain on the servers)
Example: npp_refresh = 10; To make the box refresh every 10 seconds.
The number of requests that will be made by the box before it is automatically disabled.
The idle timeout is the refresh rate * the max requests.
Default: 60
Possible values: Any number between 5 and 1000
Example: npp_num_idle_req = 120; To make the box be disabled after 120 requests. (10 mins with a npp_refresh = 5)


Works for the following skins:

Support for other skins can be added fairly easily.


This script should work on anything. I have received a number of reports from users indicting support of various browsers, including:


You can also use this box if you want:

Police man update.png This user is a newpage patroller who uses the New Page Patroller script.

{{User:TheJosh/NP Patrol}}