There's been some discussion on a development
mailing list regarding
the namespace selector in contributions pages, which is expensive due
to our schema arrangement.
One of our database administrators has posed this
question, which I
thought I'd forward to this list, since it's full of users.
From: Domas Mituzas <midom.lists(a)gmail.com>
Date: 23-May-2006 11:28
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] Special:Contributions: index missing?
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l(a)wikimedia.org>
What is the point of per-namespace contribution
feature on live site?
What are the applications of it?
It's damn useful to be able to filter down contributions to a particular
namespace. For example, if I know a user has repeatedly violated
copyrights, I can check all Image:-related edits without needing to wave
through edits to the other namespaces, to ensure that all his copyvios
are tracked down and destroyed.
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