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About

Activity Indicator is a userscript that displays a, well, indicator and some useful stats about your interactions with a given post. Inspired by this feature request, upon opening a post, the script adds a "participation" breakdown to where one finds Q&A stats normally:

stats element with the breakdown added

Due to the limited space, the labels are added in an abbreviated form but I hope they are intuitive enough but have full-text hints displayed on hover (since 1.2.0):

Abbreviation Stats
A answered the question
Q asked the question
EA edited* an answer
EQ edited* the question
AC left a comment on one of the answers
QC left a comment on the question

* Currently limited to being the latest editor of a post but I intend to switch that to full post history analysis in the near future.


Here is a live preview of how label hints and jumping to action look like:

hints and jumping to action preview

License

The script is licensed under the GPL-3.0-or-later license.

Download

Install | Minified

The script doesn't need a userscript manager to work (but includes necessary headers).

Platform

Version number means "last tested on":

Chrome Opera Firefox Edge IE
✔ 93.0.4577.63 ✔ 78.0.4093.184 ✔ 92.0 ✔ 93.0.961.38 no

Change log

Version Description
1.2.0 Enhanced stats labels with links to latest relevant post/comment and full-text hints on hover

Contact

Author: Oleg Valter
Organization: UserScripters

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Code

Source code written in TypeScript.

Uses type definitions for Stack Exchange global objects.

Contributions are welcome, you can always submit a PR here.

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    Is there any way to search posts where you have (or haven’t) done one (or more) of these activities? Sep 17 at 17:56
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    @EkadhSingh-ReinstateMonica sorry, your comment went completely under my radar - not in the current version, but it is certainly possible as the info is already fetched, I can make each label a link that takes you to the respective post or comment :) If you want, you can make it a feature request by adding an answer here so as you are notified about the progress ( and some unicorn points for a cool suggestion too :) ) Sep 19 at 20:54
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Just a simple recommendation (I do not particularly like the abbreviations):

could there be a table on hover, e.g:

table preview from Roomba Forecaster

* Like the Roomba Forecaster userscript.

The table can contain long details like "Answered the question", "Edited the question", etc.

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Please add a way to search through these posts1.

Possible use cases:

  • Checking your recent comments (on either questions or answers) to see whether they are still up to date.
  • Checking whether or not some edits you made a while ago can be improved upon.
  • If you normally comment on (or edit) posts that you've seen, you can use this to see if there are any semi-recent posts that you've missed (only useful on smaller sites)

1: by this I mean both a way to look at all the posts where you have taken a specific action and a way to look at all the posts where you haven't taken that action

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    most likely will not have time to work on userscripts until the election on SO ends (bots require too much attention) - but apart from that, can you elaborate on the "search" functionality a little bit? Currently, the latest version allows one to jump to their respective action by clicking on a label - searching is definitely blocked by adding a full-scale search for when one's action on a post is not the "latest" action, thus it would be nice to know more details about what you have in mind Oct 12 at 19:43

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