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Proposed enhancements to Changes script

today, this week and all

At the top put "today", "this week" and "all" buttons. This makes it easier for frequent surfers to focus on really recent, kind of recent and reasonably recent changes, compared to all of them.

(BTW, what governs how many changes go on the page?)

-- DavidLeBlanc - 28 Mar 2002 (moved from ChangesPageOptions by MattWilkie 16 Sep 2003)

Add last 100, all-by-time to footer

I tried hard to find something like this without success. Ever tried to search for string changes ? frown

After returning from long vacation, I have hard time to chatch up what happened on Twiki. Changes link returns some 40 topics, and far more than that was changed since I was here (at Codev web) last time.

I propopse to add to the bottom of the page link to [last 100|all sorted by time] topics (will be parameter passed to changes script). Or is there any existing smart way to get all changed pages sorted by time?

-- PeterMasiar - 02 Jan 2003

The changes script is still in TWiki, but replaced by the WebChanges topic that has more or less the same functionality. That topic has links to see more changes. Here in Codev click on the Detailed link.

-- PeterThoeny - 02 Jan 2003

Exactly! Thank you! I had feeling I've seen it somewhere.

I got confused, because clicking on Changes link on a page top does not link to WebChanges topic. Maybe it should? Or at least, let changes script print it out in the footer? How I am supposed to know there is difference?

-- PeterMasiar - 03 Jan 2003

For more discussion about the confusion between these two see AboutWebChanges

-- MattWilkie - 16 Sep 2003

SkipMinorChanges

Sort by last modified date excluding "minor changes", e.g. search based on the .changes file. Now FeatureEnhancementRequest.

-- MattWilkie - 03 Oct 2003

While doing the mailer contrib I realised that the changes processing there could be leveraged to make changes presentation much smarter. So now changes (via the changes script) are shown as diffs. There is also a filter for minor changes (e.g. page renames) that can be turned off if you want to see them all.

DevelopBranch r3741

-- CrawfordCurrie - 05 Mar 2005

Recently SebastianKlus has been translating a lot of pages in Codev, and this has highlighted an old problem; that some types of change can swamp "useful" changes. I'm not interested in translations of existing pages anyway, though I like to know they are happening.

I've changed this topic to brainstorming so we can work out a way to let me see the changes I'm really interested in. Without allowing reality in, here are a few ideas that would make life in Codev more liveable:

  1. Changes to pages I have viewed recently
  2. Changes to pages I have written in
  3. Changes to pages I created
  4. Occlude pages with certain tags
  5. Occlude pages in language X
  6. Only show pages in language X
  7. Occlude new pages
  8. Show me only new pages

There are other ideas above that have never been followed up as well.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 28 Apr 2008

There's definitely a need for "Changes to pages I have written in" as we can see on the user pages of many regular contributors. Maybe most of what you brainstormed can be done by a %SEARCH that is executed by hitting a button?

-- CarloSchulz - 28 Apr 2008

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