Last week, we had a Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon 2020 event. see
here for full details
Though I did not participate in this event, (feels sad for this. Life
is too messy nowadays), I thought to build a small tool to give report
on any wikipedia user’s contribution on a given wikisite for a given
It may help to calculate, measure, decide on the contributions for
Mediawiki has a good API to fetch user contributions.
Get all edits by a user.
For my wonder, there was a sample python code on the same page.
The code gave only 500 results. I wrote a loop to get the data batch
by batch till all the data is received.
Published the tool here –
How to run?
python3 get_user_contributions.py <language> <wikisite> <username>
This will give the data as a CSV file. Used a csv-to-html converter
utility to convert this to a web page with all the data in a sortable
For my wonder, my friend Dinesh Karthik, converted this as a nice web
application with flask, dash and hosted in heroku.
Thanks to Info-farmer for providing the idea, Bartosz Dziewoński on
wikipedia mailing list for answering all my questions, Dinesh for
making a web application quickly.
is a good place to ask any tech questions regarding wikipedia.
Thanks to all wikisource contributors for the event and in general.