Forum:Deploy structured RC network wide
In MediaWiki 1.32, a new interface for the recent changes page will be enabled by default. To get ahead of the game, and because it's actually pretty useful, it's possible to enable it in 1.31 (our version).
The interface allows you to filter recent changes by certain actions and types of users. For example, you can choose to only display changes from users that aren't logged in, or you can choose to only display changes that are log actions (such as deletions, blocks, etc). You can also choose to highlight specific changes with certain colours to allow distinguishing between them easier. It also includes a "live update" feature by default that works like AjaxRC (we still use that on RSW) and refreshes the feed automatically every 3 seconds.
For the purposes of demoing this, I've enabled the new interface on this wiki only at Special:RecentChanges. Feel free to play around with it, even though there aren't really a lot of changes on this wiki to filter right now.
The new interface can be toggled off in your preferences under "Recent changes" options. The interface will also be opt-out when made default in future MediaWiki versions.
Should we enable this interface (and its opt-out preference) across all wikis?
Support -21:52, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Support Iiii I I I 22:08, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Support - Filters <322:15, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Support/Question - How will this affect recent changes bots? -22:17, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
- If you mean the Discord bots, it won't affect them. If you mean bots on the wiki, you can still show their changes by enabling their filter (which is off by default) 22:18, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Support - Not pretty, but definitely useful.23:00, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Support -17:30, 31 December 2018 (UTC)
Support -13:46, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Comment - Hi everyone, this has been deployed early as it was included in a code update I pushed to do some stuff with the RSC wiki. If you have feedback on it, or you want to oppose it, you're welcome to - if you don't like it personally, you can turn it off in preferences (as previously stated)20:38, 2 January 2019 (UTC)