Wikipedia talk:Pending changes

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Chart of total pages?[edit]

Does anyone know if there is a chart showing the total of pages protected over a given period of time to track usage/need for the protection level? Currently there are <3000 pages under a WhiteLock. Thanks, L3X1 (distænt write) 15:30, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Confirmation of acceptance or non acceptance[edit]

One of the big issues I have with PCs is that it is slow. One way to speed it up would be to remove the need to confirm. I do not need a second screen to appear to confirm that I do not want to accept the change, "one click" is enough. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:45, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

I think this is a bug. I do get the second screen occasionally, but usually I just do everything in one click.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:09, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
Okay would be nice to see it fixed. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:48, 25 September 2017 (UTC)


I believe pending changes is pretty standard on the German Wikipedia. Maybe useful to mention that in the article.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 23:28, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Turn off watchlist banner[edit]

Is there anyway to turn off the watchlist banner for pending changes? It has consistently been the most annoying thing about Wikipedia's site design for me for almost a year. TonyBallioni (talk) 19:00, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Minor bug: Save changes button[edit]

Just for information, I've reported a small bug in the Pending Changes interface in which the blue Submit button suddenly becomes the old 'Save changes' one. Details can be found here. Nick Moyes (talk) 10:03, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Where did my acceptance comments go?[edit]

What happens to the text you type into the comment field, when you accept a pending change?

I'm fairly new to pending changes, and I've seen my added comments go into the standard edit summary field when I've rejected a pending change upon review. Just now, I accepted an IP edit at A Wrinkle in Time (2018 film). I thought that the acceptance of an IP's deletion of 513 bytes might be worthy of an explanation, so I gave one in the comment field. But after the acceptance was processed, I don't see that comment anywhere.

I get it that the acceptance just tags the last edit rather than provide a new edit with a new &oldid, but if there's nowhere in the db to hang an acceptance comment and render it, then the review page should gray out the field, and prevent you from placing the cursor in it in the first place. Mathglot (talk) 03:56, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Mathglot There's only one place I know of where these obiter dicta are visible and that's in the "Advanced review log", e.g. [1]. I've sometimes thought it would be good to display these also in page history, straight after where it shows [Accepted by Bloggins]: Noyster (talk), 11:40, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Also noted that the same applies when Unaccepting a previously accepted change, an action which you are much more likely to want to justify in a comment readily accessible to other editors. One dodge to get round this is to make a small or null edit of your own, and add your comment in the edit summary in the normal way: Noyster (talk), 22:54, 14 March 2018 (UTC)