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Bug 191 - Capacity to hide bot modifications in the watchlist
Capacity to hide bot modifications in the watchlist
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: patch
: 4895 5279 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-22 22:12 UTC by Arnaud G
Modified: 2006-05-31 19:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

A patch to disable the showing of bots (for those with botflags) (3.23 KB, patch)
2004-12-11 18:07 UTC, DaB

Description Arnaud G 2004-08-22 22:12:07 UTC
It should be possible to hide bot modifications in the watchlist in the same way
it is possible to do it in "recent change". This will allow to track user
modification when bot are doing a lot of modifications. This feature is really
importante if you have a lot of pages in your watchlist.
Comment 1 DaB 2004-12-11 18:07:22 UTC
Created attachment 167 [details]
A patch to disable the showing of bots (for those with botflags)
Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-01-20 08:18:11 UTC
We talked about it already. Basicly hiding bots from watchlist
means that they less and less people would check at their

Comment 3 Arnaud G 2005-01-20 12:27:38 UTC
Can you point to an international decision on this point?

Comment 4 Darkoneko 2005-05-14 11:17:02 UTC
I agree with Ashar Voultoiz, I think any modification should be reported on the

also, bots aren't perfect si there's always a possibility that they mess up an
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-02-17 20:45:29 UTC

Brion marked this bug as WONTFIX May 2005. However as I remember Tim Starling
recently modified the code and the [[MediaWiki:Wlhideshowbots]] messages is
already available.

The only missing issue is to provide a way to integrate 'wlhideshowbots' in the
/ a relevant other Mediawiki message similar as / can be '$5' is integrated in

Reading the comments from above I assume that the defaut value for 'show'/'hide'
should be 'show' bot edits.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

Leaving as 'WONTFIX'. Please REOPEN if this is still a requirement.
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2006-03-17 22:36:20 UTC
*** Bug 5279 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2006-03-17 22:36:53 UTC
*** Bug 4895 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2006-03-17 22:46:26 UTC
Various talk of this; reopening.
Comment 9 dake 2006-04-04 15:00:50 UTC
This problem often popups in the discussion on :fr. 

My idea (though I'd prefer a bot mask as in the RC) :

You could split the watchlist in two parts : 
- normal contributors
- bots

Just separate the list for each day into two sections, this could be defined
inside the preferences. The bots would still be visible but would not mess up
with the normal list
Comment 10 Rob Church 2006-05-31 19:15:22 UTC
Implemented some time ago.

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