[Wikimediaindia-l] Releasing a small tool to explore wikipedia users contributions

Last week, we had a Indic Wikisource Proofreadthon 2020 event. see
here for full details

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Indic_Wikisource_Proofreadthon_2020

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
date range.

It may help to calculate, measure, decide on the contributions for
such competitions.

Mediawiki has a good API to fetch user contributions.
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Usercontribs

Get all edits by a user.
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/API:Usercontribs

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>
<start_date> <end_date>

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
table.

For my wonder, my friend Dinesh Karthik, converted this as a nice web
application with flask, dash and hosted in heroku.

https://wiki-user-contributions.herokuapp.com/

Source : https://github.com/Dineshkarthik/wiki-user-contributions

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.

https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l
is a good place to ask any tech questions regarding wikipedia.

Thanks to all wikisource contributors for the event and in general.

This is wonderful congratulations!

Regards,
Er. Suyash Dwivedi (pronouns - he/his/him)
(U:Suyash.dwivedi)

Member: AffCom
suyash.tps@gmail.com
IST (Indian Standard Time) UTC+5:30
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Hi All,

A quick update, Dinesh moved the above tool which was hosted in Heroku to Wikimedia Toolforge.

Thanks dinesh for the development and deploying on the toolforge.

Shrini

வியா., 26 நவ., 2020, பிற்பகல் 8:05 அன்று, Shrinivasan T tshrinivasan@gmail.com எழுதியது: