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Sorry for the delay, Ursuul. I've been having a few problems on my end (computer and others).
 
Sorry for the delay, Ursuul. I've been having a few problems on my end (computer and others).
   
With regards to the transcribing script mechanism mentioned earlier, I don't think it is likely to be possible but I thought I should check my assumption just to be sure. It is not urgent or vital and it is perfectly possible to manage without, but it is something which might save a little time on certain activities.
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With regards to the transcribing script mechanism mentioned earlier, I don't think it is likely to be possible but I thought I should check my assumption just to be sure. It is not urgent or vital and it is perfectly possible to manage without, though it is something which might save a little time on certain activities.
   
 
I should explain what I've previously been doing so you have an idea of how such a thing might be used. Although I've kept a number of lists in the past, I started keeping an overall wiki activity log late last year, in order to help me keep track of stuff going on across the wiki, as I was having trouble keeping track and remembering everything. I hoped that keeping a wiki activity log would help me in keeping track of ongoing activity, actions which need adjustment, monitoring or counter-action, progress made etc. It has had somewhat mixed success - while it has helped to keep track of certain things, it has taken a fair amount of time to maintain, and I've had trouble managing it and keeping it up-to-date. I've also compiled other more specialized lists gearing towards supporting specific tasks and activities.
 
I should explain what I've previously been doing so you have an idea of how such a thing might be used. Although I've kept a number of lists in the past, I started keeping an overall wiki activity log late last year, in order to help me keep track of stuff going on across the wiki, as I was having trouble keeping track and remembering everything. I hoped that keeping a wiki activity log would help me in keeping track of ongoing activity, actions which need adjustment, monitoring or counter-action, progress made etc. It has had somewhat mixed success - while it has helped to keep track of certain things, it has taken a fair amount of time to maintain, and I've had trouble managing it and keeping it up-to-date. I've also compiled other more specialized lists gearing towards supporting specific tasks and activities.

Latest revision as of 17:40, January 8, 2020

Sorry for the delay, Ursuul. I've been having a few problems on my end (computer and others).

With regards to the transcribing script mechanism mentioned earlier, I don't think it is likely to be possible but I thought I should check my assumption just to be sure. It is not urgent or vital and it is perfectly possible to manage without, though it is something which might save a little time on certain activities.

I should explain what I've previously been doing so you have an idea of how such a thing might be used. Although I've kept a number of lists in the past, I started keeping an overall wiki activity log late last year, in order to help me keep track of stuff going on across the wiki, as I was having trouble keeping track and remembering everything. I hoped that keeping a wiki activity log would help me in keeping track of ongoing activity, actions which need adjustment, monitoring or counter-action, progress made etc. It has had somewhat mixed success - while it has helped to keep track of certain things, it has taken a fair amount of time to maintain, and I've had trouble managing it and keeping it up-to-date. I've also compiled other more specialized lists gearing towards supporting specific tasks and activities.

The wiki activity log has been written using extracts from Special:RecentChanges as a starting base (from a set time period, extracted via regular copy/paste), placed beneath the date on the sandbox page. These initial bases are then trimmed down so the unnecessary stuff is removed (usually reducing the stuff for the edits to article, editor, time and any edit summary notes), and then sorted into the form of a bullet point list (with info condensed and notes added regarding the nature of the edit(s) and possible supplementary edits when necessary).

The main history log which is being transcribed as a base is Special:RecentChanges (within a set time/edit number frame), though the page histories (action?history) and other Special pages (e.g. Special:NewPages, Special:ListFiles, Special:Log/X, Special:WhatLinksHere, Special:Unused/UncategorizedFiles and others) have been used on occasion for other specific lists.

The main thing I wished to check was whether my assumption, that a script mechanism for transcribing logs probably wasn't possible, was right.

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