Why aren't categories listed in the contributions?

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I created some categories today.  I needed to add some information so I looked in my contributions.  I was surprised that category contributions are not enumerated.  

Can this be fixed?  This has nothing to do with badges.  I can see they are counted towards badges (and I don't care either way).  It was a little of a pain to not get there directly.

Related topic http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/95528/category-pages-as-contributions

in WikiTree Tech by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (194k points)
edited by Michelle Hartley
Everything in the bio edit box is just text so a category isn't seen any differently when you make an edit. A fairly easy way to track would be to paste the category name in the reason for changes field before saving. Then when you look at your contributions you'll see them.
I was editing a category. I clicked on the contributions expecting to find it there.   I
Unless you explicitly state what your change is in the explain box, it will say only "You edited the biography for Jane Doe."

Even if you add text you will not see it on Special:Contributions&who=Wiggins-127 which is the list I call the contribution list.....

Yes, you will. Anything I type in "Explain your changes," shows up on the list.

See comment

Here's an example from my list:  23:24: You edited the Biography for Daniel Huff(Corrected hot link to Pike-1141)


So, if I put "Added category German Baptis Brethren," in Explain, it will show.


This is what I call your Contributions list


Sorry. Guess I'm talking about apples and oranges. Over and out.

At least we understand that we speak about apples and oranges ;-) 

A big step for mankind.....


1 Answer

+4 votes
Best answer
FYI: If you have watchlisted the categories you create or edit, you can see the most recent contributions to those categories at http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Watchlist&days=15

See http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/95528/category-pages-as-contributions for a related discussion.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)

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