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Bug 2871 - Talk page links on Special:Watchlist
Talk page links on Special:Watchlist
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-07-15 21:38 UTC by Netoholic
Modified: 2008-10-15 13:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Patch to add talk page links to Special:Watchlist/edit (1.21 KB, patch)
2006-03-30 22:46 UTC, Ilmari Karonen

Description Netoholic 2005-07-15 21:38:20 UTC
The first request would be for matching Talk pages to appear as links 
next to each Watchlisted page.

If that is too resource intensive, here's how I'd prefer that Watchlist 
items be rendered:

1. If the main page exists, display a link as normal.
2. If the main page doesn't exist, display a link to any existing, 
matching Talk page.
3. If neither a main page nor a talk page exists, display the main page 
name red, with a strikeout.  Also, when going to 
[[Special:Watchlist/edit]], these should be checked by default, or have 
some kind of javascript link to select them all, so they can be cleared 
out of the Watchlist easily.

#2 is useful for User talk page archives.  Most of these don't have 
a "main page", so they appear red. You can't visually tell if there is a 
talk page there or not.  Also, you can easily spot "orphaned" talk pages 
where the main pages have been deleted.

#3 is useful, for example, for people who do RC patrol and watchlist any 
pages they tag for speedy deletion (to make sure tags aren't removed).  
Also, this is handy for anyone who has been around a long time since 
pages inevitable get moved.
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-07-15 21:41:47 UTC
It's not really resource intensive, it's just a matter of someone coding it.
Comment 2 T. Gries 2005-07-15 21:54:44 UTC
EnotifWiki has this implemented, see and
Comment 3 Ilmari Karonen 2006-03-30 22:46:10 UTC
Created attachment 1487 [details]
Patch to add talk page links to Special:Watchlist/edit

This is a simple patch to add "(talk)" links to Special:Watchlist/edit.  It
does not affect the normal watchlist view in any way.  The patch is against a
fairly recent CVS version.
Comment 4 Rob Church 2006-04-02 15:42:45 UTC
Added links to talk pages on edit view in SVN HEAD. I took the opportunity to
update the code to use title objects more effectively, and to add a batch
existence check, so I didn't use your patch.

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