Change Detector shows high editing activity in Wikipedia on a certain day
and compares Wikipedias in different language versions. It enables the user
to identify outdated articles in certain languages. The results are presented
as a table. If a certain article was modified in almost every language
version, but one or two languages were left out, you would be advised to have
a closer look at the article. It could be outdated.
To start the Change Detector you have to enter some information.
Date: Select a day for the Change Detector search.
Yesterday is set as default.
Language group: For which group of languages you
want to detect changes. You can choose between european languages
only and all languages in the Change Detector.
Reference language: Choose for which language the
results are sorted and the display language of the articles found.
In addition, further adjustments can be set to modify the results.
More than a half changes: If checked only articles
are shown for which more than a half of the languages of the language
group was changed. If not checked, articles are shown with changes
for less languages in addition (to a minimum of 3 changed languages).
Sorting: The results are sorted by default, with
articles at first position for which the reference language is not
changed, but changes in a maximum of the other languages appears.
The option NEWS sorts the result by the maximum of changes without
considering for the reference language.
Filter: To take not only the bare number of changes
into account, you can select three filter. All are checked by default.
Many editors: Are more than a half of the
changes from only one editor, then is the article marked as
No bot edits: The edits from Wikipedia-Bots
are not counted.
Only major edits: Edits, that are marked as
minor, are weighted lower.
The table shows all article found by the Change Detector in the rows.
The columns are headed by the languages with the reference language in
the first column.
a green cell means that this article in this language are notably
changed in comparison with the last 50 days
the red no change means that no or less changes were found,
or that in the last 50 days more changes are made in this article
cells with no article means, that there is no accordant
article in this language
The Change Detector shows for the reference language, if an article probably
needs an update. If you want to find out the changes for an special article,
view the history of a changed language version of that article. Select and
compare the first revisions of the chosen day and the next day.