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Bug 3001 - Watchlist counts halved
Watchlist counts halved
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
1.5.x
All All
: Low normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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: 3009 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-08-01 14:41 UTC by Nico Peelen
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Nico Peelen 2005-08-01 14:41:23 UTC
When viewing the watchlist pages on either en: or nl: (probably others aswell)
on the top of the page a count of pages on your watchlist is given. Currently
the amount displayed is divided by 2.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-08-01 17:08:44 UTC
This seems to be by design?
Comment 2 T. Gries 2005-08-01 19:45:33 UTC
Enotif must know for each page separately, whether a notification has been
actually sent, thus each page (article, talk) occupies a distinct entry in table
watchlist within Enotif design. That means, if user X watches page Y and
implicitely talk page Y, this counts for 2(two) pages in original Enotif design.

But Avar has added a division by two in
r1=1.57&r2=1.58">http://cvs.defau.lt/cvsweb.cgi/phase3/includes/SpecialWatchlist.php.diff?r1=1.57&r2=1.58
which can cause problems.

In the original design of Enotif, _any_ page (article _and_ talk) page has its
own entry in the table watchlist and any of these pages were shown in special
watchlist view - which has doubled the number of shown entries. As a solution, I
already proposed to arrange the corresponding pages (article, talk) in form of a
table, so that article and corresponding talk page names are shown in two
columns instead on two lines.

See also http://bugzilla.wikipedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1555 and
http://bugzilla.wikipedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=581

I will present a suitable solution - which overcomes all problems - after the
Wikimania conference, and think, that showing actually all pages in table form
instead of artifically halving the displayed number of watched pages is the best
solution.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2005-08-02 09:43:51 UTC
*** Bug 3009 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Ryan Kaldari 2005-08-02 19:23:26 UTC
This behavior seems to have recently regressed on the English Wikipedia. I
hadn't noticed it before today.
Comment 5 Gordon P. Hemsley 2005-08-03 18:19:12 UTC
Yeah, I noticed today that I "have 77.5 pages on [my] watchlist (not including
talk pages)".
Comment 6 ABCD 2005-08-03 18:26:26 UTC
It appears that at [[Special:Watchlist]], the number is being divided by 2
*twice*, whereas at [[Special:Watchlist/edit]], it is only divided by 2 *once*,
and therefore shows the correct number. (This was after counting manually all
1000+ articles on my watchlist)
Comment 7 Colin Pitts 2005-08-03 21:40:41 UTC
I concur with ABCD about the symptom description.
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2005-08-03 22:10:49 UTC
Live hack was broken. Fixed, and applied recentchanges-based Watchlist to REL1_5 cvs for management.

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