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  Can the history plugin display more than 2 weeks of data?

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The User History plugin that we have installed seems to only display user history of 2 weeks ago. This is despite having set the "Age in days of oldest activity to show" to 365 days. 

Is it possible to make this plugin display infinite history? If it gets too long with time, we may need infinite scrolling, or something, but cross that bridge when we come to it.  

asked Mar 27, 2014 in Feature Request by dimension10 (1,985 points) [ revision history ]
retagged Apr 2, 2014 by dimension10

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@dimension10 Sometimes you ask for interesting requirements that make me search for a while. Searching for a bug, I have found a simple reason for this effect. I have set up the event log together with the installation of this plugin at 2014-03-06, so this is 26 days ago. To compute the number of weeks, the plugin computes floor (number of seconds / 604,800 ), where 640,800 seconds are 7 days). So today, we see as a result "3 weeks ago". The plugin works fine, there is no bug.

By the way, today the event log has registered 35,758 events in these 26 days. If we set for infinite history, the creation of the history page will take a considerable time, the user has to wait for (may even once trespass the time-limit of PHP). But as you say, we may cross that bridge when we come to it.

answered Apr 1, 2014 by polarkernel (0 points) [ no revision ]

@polarkernel Good to know that there is no bug : )  I think it has registered so many events because many questions were imported from SE. So years' worth of events happened according to the plugin in a month.  

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