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Bug 3658 - Auto-refresh on watchlist
Auto-refresh on watchlist
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Watchlist (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-10-09 05:12 UTC by marudubshinki
Modified: 2009-02-12 20:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description marudubshinki 2005-10-09 05:12:43 UTC
I often use FireFox for editing on Wikipedia; thusly, I go up my watchlist,
opening up dozens of tabs. I then go through them all. All this time, my
internet usage is minimal, and my watchlist is increasingly stale.  It would be
nice if an option to add an autorefresh tage to watchlists were possible; I do
not think this will be a bandwidth problem as watchlists are not large pages,
and they would only need to be refreshed every tens of minutes, and most users
will never leave a watchlist open that long regardless.
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-10-09 09:40:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> I do not think this will be a bandwidth problem ...

It probably can become a database resource problem especially on hours with
heavy load / many enquiries.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2005-10-09 13:37:49 UTC
I will have a quick look at the schema and work out whether or not it would be a
large query. I guess if all users' watchlists are updating automatically, then
we will have more queries, so in the long run, it might well be an expensive
feature to add, but we'll see.
Comment 3 Edward Z. Yang 2006-01-19 21:28:17 UTC
With Firefox, you can use ReloadEvery to emulate this functionality.
Comment 4 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-02-02 11:51:27 UTC
Changed component to "Watchlist"

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