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Bug 3164 - Ability to watch entire namespaces or regex
Ability to watch entire namespaces or regex
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-08-16 07:41 UTC by Kellen
Modified: 2006-12-04 11:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Kellen 2005-08-16 07:41:07 UTC
Please add the ability to watch all pages in a certain namespace.

On wikibooks, when we start giving certain books (e.g. the Cookbook) a proper
namespace, it will be beneficial to allow contributors to have a watchlist that
shows changes to all pages within the namespace. This is useful because a
contributor to a wikibook is generally only interested in the book they are
working on, plus a few top-level project pages.

Additionally watching a regex defined name would work quite well, especially for
false namespaces (as "Cookbook:" is now on wikibooks), such that a user could
watch "Cookbook:*"
Comment 1 Zigger 2005-08-16 11:08:34 UTC
See also these requests:
bug 1116 - email notifications based on regex
bug 1710 - auto-watchlist based on category and maybe hierarchy
bug 1829 - filter recentchanges by namespace
bug 1862 - filter watchlist by namespace
bug 2230 - filter recentchanges/recentchangeslinked by category hierarchy
bug 2308 - auto-watchlist based on parent page
bug 2429 - filter recentchanges by both namespace and talk namespace
Comment 2 T. Gries 2005-08-16 17:44:54 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> See also these requests:
> bug 1116 - email notifications based on regex
> bug 1710 - auto-watchlist based on category and maybe hierarchy
> bug 1829 - filter recentchanges by namespace
> bug 1862 - filter watchlist by namespace
> bug 2230 - filter recentchanges/recentchangeslinked by category hierarchy
> bug 2308 - auto-watchlist based on parent page
> bug 2429 - filter recentchanges by both namespace and talk namespace
> 

Thanks for bringing these bugzillas together.
Just as reminder for Kellen, who filed this bugzilla 3164:

Kellen: please try my Enotif (see http://www.enotifwiki.org , which did not yet
have this Regex-watch, but _new_ page. An amendment to watch a certain namespace
is easy to implement (if someone ask for that expressly, I can add such a
feature in EnotifWiki)

Tom
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-15 13:06:26 UTC
Hallo!

This feature would allow sysops of smaller wikis to follow the changes of
MediaWiki messages at "more active wiki's". It would allow a transfer of
knowledge between sister projects and also between projects in other languages.

For the WikiMedia foundation it would reduce the amount of time a change
"propagates" trough the set of wiki's.

regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 4 Rob Church 2006-12-03 13:43:57 UTC
You *can* show all edits in a particular namespace; this is a feature of recent
changes itself. Observe, for instance, the watchlist for the User namespace on
the English Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ARecentchanges&namespace=2
Comment 5 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-12-03 17:45:16 UTC
Which makes this FIXED in, hmm, r8841.
Comment 6 Kellen 2006-12-04 11:19:38 UTC
So you're saying that 
Watchlisting namespace X == Recentchanges namespace X

Watchlisting would still be better since it provides an integrated interface,
but if the functionality is there, I suppose that's better than not. 

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