One of the projects that I worked on during the Hackathon was resolving the
11-year old request to add a page creation log to MediaWiki (
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T12331). Up til now, we've logged page
deletions and page moves, but not page creations. Having such a log is
important for two reasons:
* Currently, it is difficult for non-administrators to identify abusive
spammer/PR accounts since much of the paper trail of their work is hidden
by page deletions.
* Currently, it is difficult to get data/metrics about page creation since
the page table doesn't include information about when an article was
created (or by whom) and the revision and recentchanges tables don't
include deleted revisions.