Last modified: 2006-12-04 11:19:38 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
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
(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)
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]]
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:
Which makes this FIXED in, hmm, r8841.
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.