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Bug 4605 - watchlist should include expansion of categories with new articles
watchlist should include expansion of categories with new articles
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 827
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-13 23:41 UTC by Adam
Modified: 2006-08-29 12:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Adam 2006-01-13 23:41:30 UTC
I'd like to submit a feature request. I hope you'll agree that 
this feature would be invaluable for most users of Wikipedia.

Would it be possible to treat categories on my watchlist so 
that I should not only see when the category page itself is 
modified but also when a new article is added to the category?

To take a simple example, let's suppose that there's no 
article on "Italy" in Wikipedia but I'd like to read this 
article as soon as it's created. However, there is a category 
named "Countries in Europe". I'll put this category on my 
watchlist and I'd like the software to be able to show me 
among "Recent changes" if the category is expanded with a new 
article (in this case, with "Italy") as soon as someone 
creates it.

Why is it worthy? At the moment, unfortunately, I can only 
discover by chance if a new relevant article is created in a 
topic I'm interested in, or I have to check the category page 
(the list of articles) manually time after time -- which is 
not a really good solution.

What's more, several categories are open by nature, so I can't 
even make a search for the name of a supposed new article 
since a totally new article may appear in a category. 
Nevertheless, I'd like to be notified about any new article 
which is or will be included in the category I'm watching, 
without having to browse the list regularly.

Thanks a lot in advance!

Best regards,
Adam from Hungary
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-01-14 00:38:42 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 827 ***
Comment 2 Adam 2006-04-03 14:31:39 UTC
Now I've discovered it can be treated with "Related 
changed", see
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-08-29 12:00:04 UTC
*** Bug 7148 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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