Hello all,

Our team is refactoring some code around the change tags on Recent Changes. This can impact people using the database on ToolForge.

Currently, the tags are stored in the table change_tag in the column ct_tag.

In the next days, we will add a column ct_tag_id with a unique identifier for these tags. A new table change_tag_def that will store the tag id, the message, and more information like how many times this tag is used on the local wiki.

On the long term, we plan to drop the column ct_tag since the tag will be identified with ct_tag_id.

This change will happen on:
- French Wikipedia: Monday July 2nd
- All other wikis: from July 9th

If there is any problem (trouble with saving edits, slow down of recent changes…) please  create a subtask of T185355 or contact Ladsgroup.

Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
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10963 Berlin

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