I know how to use Special:Log on individual wikis where you can a name under "User" to see actions done by that user, or you can do User:NAME under "Title" to see actions done to that user.
What I was wondering is, is there a way to operate these functions on a global scale? Like for example, if you did type=block, you would only be able to see when someone is blocked on the wiki you're checking it on, but I was wondering if you could do it so it shows all the times/wikis people have been blocked. Or for other things, like having user rights changes and stuff.
If there are privacy concerns that prevent people who aren't Wikia Staff from running global checks on other users, is there at least an option where people can run it on themselves? Like for example, sometimes people want to adopt wikis but there is some "60 day limit" on doing it if you had recently made another wiki, so by being able to do a global check, people could keep track of when it would be possible to do adoptions. +y@talk 03:41, May 10, 2012 (UTC)
- Shouldn't you know when approximately 60 days have elapsed since the last time you adopted/made a wiki? Or do you mean you've forgotten you've adopted/created a wiki? (that doesn't seem like a good idea for you to be adopting a wiki, in that case) 188.8.131.52
- Seeing a person's global activity is an invasion of privacy. So, no, there is no way to view a user's activities globally. Rappy 04:34, May 10, 2012 (UTC)
- I assume VSTF and Staff have access to global contributions and, as an extension, global logs but I seriously doubt whether either will tell us what they contain, especially for the latter. I imagine if you're willing to comb every wiki for one user you'd get the equivalent, but you'd have to be verging on insane to do so. Cqm 01:44, May 12, 2012 (UTC)
- Wikimedia's access to global contributions and Wikia's access to global contributions are different. Everyone have access to global contributions on Wikimedia.