On 21 January 2012 13:42, James Heilman <jmh649(a)gmail.com> wrote:
While we have a list here
if multiple edits
are made to the same page in a single day it only shows the last one. Is it
possible to get a list of all edits? If should be possible to work with
this list if another is not available.
This is slightly clumsy, but it works:
Produce a list of all the articles you want to "watch" (which is the
most tricky part of the process) and format them as a long list of
wikilinks. Drop this into a userspace or projectspace page - it should
just be a sea of blue links to individual articles. Then, use "Related
Changes" from the sidebar - this will produce a list of all the edits
made to every article linked. It isn't treated as a watchlist, so it
shows all edits and not just the "top" ones.
One caveat, though - it doesn't handle redirects or pagemoves very
well. You need to make sure the links go direct to the target page,
not via a redirect, or you'll end up watching for changes to the
redirect page; and if a page linked from there is moved, you may miss
any changes to it.
If I am able to get approval and funding from UBC I am
hoping to run a
second round collecting the same data but with "pending changes" turned on
for a week on all medical articles. This students would be required to
handing all pending changes to all medical articles and will be collecting
the same data as before. This will allow us to determine 1) if pending
changes affects the numbers of IPs editing 2) if and to what degree pending
changes reduces the visibility of poor quality content. The proposed
As David says, I fear you may have more trouble getting agreement from
the community! I'd love to see this part of the study done (and make a
small bet as to what the results might be...), but it's going to be a
hard sell. If you're planning to get this running in the summer, you
might want to start the negotiations quite soon...
- Andrew Gray