Last modified: 2009-03-26 16:01:48 UTC

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Bug 18179 - Watchlist reasons
Watchlist reasons
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 4354
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Watchlist (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2009-03-26 14:43 UTC by Dan Barrett
Modified: 2009-03-26 16:01 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Barrett 2009-03-26 14:43:23 UTC
People watch articles for a variety of reasons:

- General interest in the article, to be alerted of changes.
- A desire to revisit an article later.
- Noting that an article contains an error, but no time to fix it now.
- Noting that an article is unfinished, and needs to be checked later for completeness.
- etc.

Please add a watchlist feature that tags a watchlist entry with a REASON why you are watching the article.  Then modify Special:Watchlist to group and/or sort pages by their reasons.

Reasons could be specified by administrators in a system message, just like MediaWiki:Deletereason-dropdown.  The default reason would be null.

Reasons would be optional.

As an administrator, I would find this feature extremely valuable when patrolling articles.  Sometimes I don't want to mark a revision as patrolled yet, but I want to come back to this article later.  If I just "watch" it, I can't distinguish later between my "general interest" articles and my "come back later" articles in my watchlist.
Comment 1 Chad H. 2009-03-26 16:01:48 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 4354 ***

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