Talk:XTools

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This page is a feedback forum for XTools. For reporting bugs, it's preferred that you use Phabricator.

If the issue is urgent and you're unable to use Phabricator, feel free to ping one of the active maintainers.

Gender statistics for pages created by a user

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PAC2 (talkcontribs)
2003:CB:F703:9600:7596:FFD6:C37E:FB62 (talkcontribs)

What could that be useful for, and how would you calculate it?

PAC2 (talkcontribs)
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Red Director (talkcontribs)

Hello, since the XTools limit is at 550,000, I was wondering if anyone could help me with making a Quarry function. Would it be possible to see my Top edited pages (like top 100 or 1000) in the mainspace on a Quarry? If so, I just need some advice on what to code it as. If this cannot be done, I understand. This is about all I need from XTools for my personal info.

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

See quarry:query/59028. Just fork that and hit "Submit Query" to get the latest results.

That said, since the new replicas went live, timeouts have been rare, so I've gone ahead and bumped the edit count maximum to 600,000K. You're the only one who ever asks about this, which is why I haven't done it any sooner :)

Red Director (talkcontribs)

Perfect! Thanks for your help. I shouldn't need the limited bumped anymore if Quarry works. I know my edit count is in the small range of users that are affected. Thanks for all you do.

Red Director (talkcontribs)

Sorry to be so needy. Is there any way you can add a start date and end date filter to the one you made for me? I tried playing around with the code based on other user's codes and I cannot get it to work. Tried multiple times. It may not even be possible and that is fine.

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

I've updated quarry:query/59028 with a date range clause, and some instructional text in the comments. Let me know if that helps.

Red Director (talkcontribs)

Yes! Thanks

DB1729 (talkcontribs)

Hello. Is it possible to somehow determine exactly which edits XTools is detecting as missing an edit summary? I'm meticulous about leaving at least some kind of edit summary on every edit (or virtually every edit it seems), so it's a mystery to me how I managed to make three edits in July without leaving one. I suspect maybe it's some semi-auto edit like a talk page associated with a page move or something where a standard edit summary would be either redundant or impossible. Just curious as to what it might be.

DB1729 (talkcontribs)

Hey never mind. I should have searched myself more thoroughly. I found two of them. In the most extraordinary stroke of bad luck, in the split second it took between opening the edit window and hitting save in order to perform a quick null edit, an editor slipped in a change on a highly visible template, causing me to accidentally revert (without an edit summary). Then on the user talk page edit explaining that, while scrambling to fix it and whatever I was trying to fix in the first place, I failed to leave one. Oh well.

Authorship in other languages

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Fgnievinski (talkcontribs)

Hi. Thank you for the great Authorship XTool. But it's currently available only in the de, en, es, eu, tr Wikipedias. How could it support other languages, please? Especially pt. Thank you.

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Long-term we want to support all major Wikipedias, including Portuguese. However we first are being forced to bring the backend in-house to WMF infrastructure (it currently relies on an external service). The task for this is at phab:T288840 and you can follow it for updates. Only after that is resolved (hopefully sometime in the next few months), will we be able to consider adding more languages.

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Summary by MusikAnimal

Fixed

Iflaq (talkcontribs)

Hello, I have recently imported x tools from en wiki en:MediaWiki:Gadget-XTools-ArticleInfo to ks wikipedia. I have also updated the Mediawiki:Gadgets-definition accordingly. But it is not working. Can you check it out. That would be really helpful. Thankyou Iflaq (talk) 06:25, 1 September 2021 (UTC)

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Fixed!

SlimVirgin (talkcontribs)

The new black background makes things harder to read, especially the parts that are written in dark blue. Can the white background be restored, please?

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

We just pushed an update that brightens the color of the links. Does it look better now?

You must have your browser or operating system set to prefer the dark mode. You can turn that off to restore the old look. But our intention again is to make a dark mode that is as legible as the light mode, so if you have any other feedback, please share :)

RXerself (talkcontribs)

I want to turn the dark mode off but keep my dark mode on in my browser.

Levivich (talkcontribs)

Would be great to be able to turn off the dark mode (of this app, without having to turn off dark mode for the browser/windows). No offense but this dark mode implementation is near-unreadable for me due to low-contrasting colors (and I have no visual impairments).

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Discrepancy betewen Ec live edits and 'reverted' tag count

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Mathglot (talkcontribs)

Is the 'live edit count' displayed by the ec tool working properly? If I look at the contribution history of user Caustic3 for example, a page search for the string 'Reverted' yields 42 occurrences (out of 112 total edits). However, the ec tool shows "100% live / 0% deleted". It's not like the "deleted" figure is pegged at zero; running it against my username shows 417 deleted edits. Why the discrepancy? Mathglot (talk) 23:24, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Deleted edits refers to edits to pages that have been deleted. These edits are visible to admins at Special:DeletedContributions. Reverted edits are considered "live" in the sense they haven't been deleted (they're visible at Special:Contributions). It's of course possible and likely that the content introduced with reverted edits are no longer visible on the page, though.

More info at XTools/Edit Counter#Deleted edits. I've added a note about reverted edits.

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MisterSanderson (talkcontribs)

Hi! My "Mounth counts" chart has one problem: 2011-08 is so exceptional by the huge total of edits that it messes all the other months of all the other years. They look like nothing. How can I hide 2011-08 so my chart can work normally?

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

There is phab:T177658 which is about introducing a logarithmic scale to the charts. That would help here, too. In the meantime, since you primarily edited the mainspace during the month of 2011-08, you can hide the mainspace from the view and the bars for the other namespaces will be more visible. To do this, use the × icon when hovering over the rows in the namespace table.

MisterSanderson (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the tip! It is a really good one.

It would be much simpler to implement, and have much more satisfactory results, if each year count/month count had an "X" too to be hidden, and the graph recalculated on-time, like on the Namespace Table.

The logarithmic scale probably would be more difficult to implement, as it is already tooking some years to be replied to on Phabricator.

What do you think?

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Logarithmic scale shouldn't be too difficult. We have a similar option in the Pageviews Analysis tool, which uses the same charting library. I just didn't see a demand for it other than the sole request back in 2017, so I never gave it much thought. You asking for it gives it a bit more priority :)

Adding × links for each month would actually be considerably harder. That I don't think I'd be able to implement anytime soon, I'm afraid.

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Summary by MusikAnimal

has been fixed for some time

Jonteemil (talkcontribs)
Jonteemil (talkcontribs)
Darren-M (talkcontribs)

Is there a way to display the largest articles (i.e. page size) per wiki?

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

No, though it would seem such a query would run fast enough for this to be feasible for an on-demand tool like XTools. I don't know that we could show a list across all wikis, however -- that might be too slow. For now you could run a simple Quarry query, take quarry:query/46194 for example (German Wikipedia).

Darren-M (talkcontribs)
MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

I have created phab:T256549. I'm surprised at how fast the query is! This seems totally doable. Thanks for the suggestion!

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)
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