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Bug 10498 - Different appearance for links to watched pages (outside of article text)
Different appearance for links to watched pages (outside of article text)
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Watchlist (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-07-07 22:21 UTC by picaroon9288
Modified: 2012-10-29 17:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description picaroon9288 2007-07-07 22:21:47 UTC
I'd like to request a feature which, when checked in the watchlist section of special:preferences, would cause links to pages on one's watchlist to appear differently than normal links. This is currently enabled for special:recentchanges (where watched pages appear in bold), so I know the functionality exists.

It would be especially helpful if this was a possibility for special:whatlinkshere (for use with templates, when you're trying to watchlist all pages they are transcluded on), and for categories. Ideally these links would not appear in bold like they do in recentchanges, because that could cause confusion with actual bolded links. But that is unimportant.

I won't go too deeply into the reasoning, but I think this would be very helpful for people trying to watchlist large amounts of pages at a time when they already have some of these pages on their watchlist - but they would like to add the rest. It would enable them to watchlist the rest of the pages in quick succession without worrying about accidentally clicking unwatch! Thanks for your consideration.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-07-08 03:33:41 UTC
In the articles proper, I think this would make parser cache unusable for logged-in users.  Even if not, stylistically I don't think it's acceptable to force links to be bold or not, which might obscure actual bolding of the link for somet reason.

It shouldn't be a problem for special pages or categories, however, I'm fairly sure.  There's no point in making it a preference, though.  It should be enabled for everyone if it exists at all.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-07-10 11:42:54 UTC
Probably not particularly feasible; we wouldn't be able to use the LinkCache for it, so we'd be checking watched status too frequently for my liking.
Comment 3 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-02-02 12:07:04 UTC
Changed component to "Watchlist"

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