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Page watchers for admins in ArticleInfo gadget

Sdkb (talkcontribs)

Administrators (at least on en-WP) have access to the number of watchers of a page when it is less than 30. However, it seems this info shows up neither at XTools nor in the ArticleInfo gadget. Would it be possible to get it to appear for the relevant accounts?

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Jimmyjrg (talkcontribs)

Is there a way to see what WikiProjects a user is most active in? For example, this tool shows my account is most active in Main space, then Talk, then Wikipedia, etc.

Is there a way I can see what projects my edited pages are part of? Do I edit topics around Music more than TV? Do I edit mostly Australian content? Etc. I think I should be able to know this based on the WikiProjects these pages are part of, but unless I look at them individually there doesn't seem to be a way to find this out as a nice chart.

I'd also be interested to compare mine and other accounts, but for now happy to just see my own.

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

I think a breakdown of the most contributed to WikiProjects would be pretty cool! This can only apply to a handful of wikis that use Extension:PageAssessments (which makes WikiProjects and assessments machine-readable), but English Wikipedia is one of those projects.

I have filed a task at phab:T344464. I can't promise when I'll get to this, but once deployed I'll update you here.

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W like wiki (talkcontribs)

Hello, at the moment it is not working with Wikimedia Commons, rigth!? I tried this one:

But it is stated: " is not a supported project." Question:

  • Will it be in the future? Or is there already another tool working for Commons?
  • Or is maybe the template namespace the problem? If I search in _wikipedia_ the authorship of en:Template:Wikidata it is stated "Authorship statistics are only available for mainspace articles."

So a template in commons is mayne a double problem. Any help? Thank you and Best Regards --W like wiki (talk) 13:48, 7 February 2024 (UTC)

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Time Card Timezone Issue

MtPenguinMonster (talkcontribs)

On the Edit Count page (Here's my example), there's a box labelled "Time Card". It has a diagram of the time of day and day of the week that I've edited Wikipedia. It also has a checkbox labelled "Use local time instead of UTC". When this checkbox is unticked, the times and days are in UTC and are accurate. However, when the checkbox is ticked, the times are accurate but the days are not. For example, as I write this, I have 53 edits at 21:00 UTC on Thursdays. When I tick the checkbox, the 53-edit circle slides to 10:00 NZDT on Thursdays, even though it should be 10:00 NZDT on Fridays.

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GFreihalter (talkcontribs)


In this article in German WP

Benutzerin:GFreihalter contributed with 9.692 bytes (45,6 %) (9.483 bytes:

Benutzer:Reinhard Dietrich contributed with 280 bytes (1,3 %)

How can this be: Benutzer:Reinhard Dietrich: 10.812 Zeichen 54,5 % ?

Thank you for your answer


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Rollbacker Stats

Summary by MusikAnimal

Unfortunately not feasible at this time

Patrik L. (talkcontribs)


I think that Rollbacker Stats could be helpful. Are you considering creating these statistics?

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Unfortunately there is no logged action for rollback. Admin/Steward/Patroller stats all rely on entries at Special:Log. Rollbacks are tagged, so it is possible to count them and group by user, but I suspect this would be slow and it'd also require a major reworking of how the tool currently works. I don't see Rollbacker Stats happening in the short-term. Sorry!

Stultiwikia (talkcontribs)

Are we still in the short-term? :)

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Eh, I don't have the time right now, I'm afraid :( But I've at least got this request migrated to Phabricator (phab:T355383). Someone else might pick it up, and if not I'll definitely give it a try when time allows.

I also should again make no promises, as if this turns out to be too slow, it won't be feasible to offer it as part of XTools. This is because long-running queries hog up our database quota and can effectively take XTools down for everyone.

Patrik L. (talkcontribs)

Ok, thanks for reply.

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PageTriage statistics for enwiki?

TechnoSquirrel69 (talkcontribs)

Hey there! XTools currently displays the number of patrol actions that a user has performed, but enwiki has a different new page patrolling process that uses the PageTriage extension. Pages marked as reviewed with the extension don't always create entries in the patrol log, but instead show in a custom "page curation" log. I think it'd be useful for XTools to also display PageTriage review statistics, as that's the number that enwiki new page patrollers are more likely to be concerned with. Note that several kinds of actions are recorded in the page curation log; reviews can be filtered with the "page triage action" option.

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Do you mean in the Edit Counter? I can add page curation stats there, sure. Note also there's xtools:patrollerstats which already has options for "patrol" and "page curation".

TechnoSquirrel69 (talkcontribs)

Yep, I was indeed referring to the edit counter. It would be useful to have that information when checking the stats for a single user.

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Liz (talkcontribs)


Could you please raise your upper limit of edits to beyond 600,000? I look at my XTools page several times a day for a variety of different up-to-date data and features and I'm close to reaching the maximum number of edits. It's hard to imagine that this is a resource that wil soon be unavailable to me. There aren't that many editors on the English Wikipedia that have this many edits, would it really be unworkable to be able to break down their edits and admin tasks? Thanks for considering my request.

Liz (talkcontribs)

I see I'm not the only person here with this request. But if you haven't responded in a month, I wonder if any developers are looking at this talk page.

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

I see every message here :) If I don't reply, it's probably that I don't have a good answer – and that's the case here. XTools has to service a very large amount of traffic, so long-running queries are automatically killed. The 600,000 edit threshold is just arbitrary to avoid running queries that won't finish. If we didn't have this, XTools would constantly go down.

There are couple tasks tracking this, the main one being phab:T318036. I think the rough plan is two have two thresholds – one is the actual limit that can never be exceeded, and that's something really high like 1 million edits. The other is the lower provisional limit that only requires you to login to proceed. I can't say for sure when I'll get this implemented, but probably in early 2024.

In the meantime, I can probably raise the limit from 600K to something just higher so that it will hold you off for a while. You can also use a host of other tools that don't have the same traffic problems as XTools:

Hope this helps!

Liz (talkcontribs)

Well, I hit 600,000 and I wish I had made copies of my last edit count page as now I just have an edit total and no more information. I use to check this page throughout the day to check some admin tasks so this is unfortunate.

MusikAnimal, if you could raise my threshold, well, I'll send you virtual gift baskets! I think an upper limit of 1 million would just rule out about a dozen editors instead of dozens. Thanks for the links! I'll try them out.

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

@Liz We don't seem to have too many "queries gone wild" at the moment so I've upped the cap to 650,000K edits across the board. Your comment got me thinking… being able to look up your own account without limitation is a genuine use case I think we can accommodate. After all, the problem isn't that XTools can't handle counting that many edits, it's just doing so at scale. It'll take me a bit before I can implement this, but it should be before you make another 50K edits :)

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M2k~dewiki (talkcontribs)


returns ''User has made too many edits! (Maximum 600,000). Showing Simple Counter instead.''

As a possible workaround

does not return the same level of detail, for example I dont get anymore a list of created articles for example.

Is it really necessary to have a limit of 600,000 edits?

Thanks a lot!

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

Sorry for not replying sooner! This is a long-known problem for XTools and I still don't have a good answer on how to solve it. See Topic:Xusxivigsiuolwbh for a more recent discussion. I will close this to keep the discussion centralized.

Rootsmusic (talkcontribs)

Stop The Steal was merged into another page on 6 January 2021. How can I see the pre-merged article's history? Thanks.

MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)
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