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This thread was archived on 6 January 2022 by Isobel.

Cook, Jayden and Steve recently implemented a recent changes widget in the sidebar on old school wiki, and I propose adding the same too this wiki, in the same spot under navigation.

The widget displays the 4 most recent changes to the mainspace of wiki (excluding bot edits), including who made them and when, updated every 2 minutes. Clicking a user's name goes to their contributions page, and clicking the timestamp goes to the edit diff page.

The aim is to encourage new people to contribute by demonstrating that the wiki is constantly evolving through edits. This will help them dip their toes into understanding how the wiki works, and how it's something they can get involved in. It has been a success on the old school wiki with about 13.5k clicks on articles, 800 on contribs, and 700 on diffs (as of 15/12/2021).

For the old school discussion see Forum:Recent changes sidebar widget.

Discussion[edit source]

Support - Seers headband 2 chathead.png Elessar2 (talk) 18:11, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

Support - Habblet (talk|c) 18:29, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

Support - Can we remove the RC link from the Navigation section and add a 'See more' link beneath the 4 recent changes? Lava hawk.png BlackHawk (Talk)    18:54, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

Support - 5-x Talk 19:12, 27 December 2021 (UTC)

Support - Farming-icon.png Salix (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 00:37, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Support - would it be possible to put this above the navigation section? It feels a bit disjointed for it to be between other sections which have similar formatting. Can we also please discuss removing some links from the sidebar as it is already long? Magic logs detail.pngIsobelTalk page 16:52, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

Closed - the widget has been implemented! Magic logs detail.pngIsobelTalk page 13:39, 6 January 2022 (UTC)