AbuseLogRC adds a table on top of Special:RecentChanges showing the last triggered anti-abuse filters. Generally useful for admins, but also for anyone who wants to keep an eye on a wiki.


This script won't run on wikis without AbuseFilter enabled, but it won't create any issue either, therefore it can also be added on one's own global.js to have it enabled on any wiki with AbuseFilter.

See also: Help:Including additional CSS and JS, Help:Advanced CSS and JS
  • For site-wide use, an administrator can add the line below to the wiki's MediaWiki:ImportJS page. Note that JavaScript must be enabled on the wiki.
  • For personal use, add the code snippet below to your global.js page (for use on all wikis) or your common.js page on your wiki (for use on a single wiki). Note that personal JS must be enabled for your account.
    type: 'script',
    articles: [
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The script can be used as it is, but it does also support these customizable variables that can be added before the import on Common.js or the chosen JS page. Common.js will run before MediaWiki:ImportJS.

General configuration
Variable Description Default value Type
abuseLogRC_interval Sets the refresh intervals in seconds. Limited at 5 seconds minimum. 60 number


abuseLogRC_interval = 30;
abuseLogRC_entries How many entries show in the table. 3 number


abuseLogRC_entries = 5;
abuseLogRC_showTo User group that will see the table. It can be either sysop for admins or all for every user. Note: the table will be shown to Staff, IVT and VSTF regardless. sysop string


abuseLogRC_showTo = 'all';
abuseLogRC_users Specify additional users who will see the table (useful when abuseLogRC_showTo = 'sysop';) None array


abuseLogRC_users = [ 'Leviathan 89' , 'Levibot' ];
Appearance customization
Variable Description Default value Type
abuseLogRC_order older will show older entries on top while newer will show the newer ones instead. newer string


abuseLogRC_order = 'older';
abuseLogRC_position after will place the table after RC's content, at the bottom of the page, while before will place it before, at the top. before string


abuseLogRC_position = 'after';
abuseLogRC_collapsible true will make the table collapsible while false will not. false boolean


abuseLogRC_collapsible = false;
abuseLogRC_userInfo true will show extra details of the user while false will not. false boolean


abuseLogRC_userInfo = false;


Will set up to 3 time limits that will mark an entry with a specific CSS class allowing further customization by highlighting newer entries. Values are in hours, if you desire to "kill" a class just set the previous limit to 0. See Styling for further informations.




abuseLogRC_timeFrame1 = 4;
abuseLogRC_timeFrame2 = 24;
abuseLogRC_timeFrame3 = 48;
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The table has various classes and IDs that allow further styling through CSS. In particular, entries are divided by the abuseLogRC_timeFrame# variables in four classes:

  • abUrgency1: for entries newer then abuseLogRC_timeFrame1 hours ago.
  • abUrgency2: for entries newer then abuseLogRC_timeFrame2 hours ago.
  • abUrgency3: for entries newer then abuseLogRC_timeFrame3 hours ago.
  • abUrgency4: for the remaining entries.

Example of customization

AbuseLogRC custom CSS example

Example of custom CSS.

You can import the above customization placing this at the beginning of your MediaWiki:Common.css or personal CSS page:

@import url("/load.php?mode=articles&only=styles&articles=u:dev:AbuseLogRC/stylesheet.css");

If you are importing other pages, you have to separate them with a pipe, read more at Help:Including additional JavaScript and CSS. Alternatively you can also copy and paste or edit the above CSS from AbuseLogRC/stylesheet.css.


To add other languages, provide the translations for these strings:

            // English
            en: {
                optionsHeader: 'Abuse Log Watch options',
                autoRefresh: 'Auto-refresh table every $1 seconds',
                refreshButton: 'Refresh now',
                refreshButtonDesc: 'Click here if table gets stuck',
                lastUpdate: 'Last update:',
                changeNumber: 'Change number of entries:',
                changeButton: 'Change',
                devLink: 'abuseLogRC on Dev Wiki',
                newAccount: 'new account',
                age: 'age:', // stands for "account age", from seconds to days
                globalEdits: 'global edits:',
                triggeredFilter: 'Triggered abuse filter:',
                vstfTooltip: 'Ask VSTF for help',
                apiError: 'API error:',
                ajaxError: 'AJAX error:'

Note: if you need to use the character ' escape it like this \'. Don't change/remove $1.


  • There is currently a bug with the API which doesn't return all actions taken by Abuse Filter, but it lists only one instead.


Date Notes Updated by
October 1st, 2016 Created leviathan 89
October 2nd, 2016 Added support for live options leviathan 89
October 4th, 2016 Added "position option" and bugfixes leviathan 89
October 5th, 2016 Added other languages leviathan 89
October 6th, 2016

Added collapsible table support;
added user extra info support;
added AF details support;
added MediaWiki messages support and reworked i18n;
added live sorting;
minor changes.

leviathan 89
October 7th, 2016

Time bugfixes;
removed custom date separator;
added more languages.

leviathan 89
October 8th, 2016

Fixed API permission error for non-sysops;
fixed control check for sysops and the settings to show to "all";
added a refresh every once in a while to update the HTML;
added more languages;
minor changes

leviathan 89
October 9th, 2016

Added more languages.

leviathan 89
October 15th, 2016

Added more languages.
Shows only the last error.

leviathan 89
February 25th, 2017

Added a link to Special:AbuseLog


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