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Bug 4895 - Option to watchlists to hide bot edits
Option to watchlists to hide bot edits
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 191
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: High enhancement with 4 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-02-06 16:45 UTC by Andrew Dunbar
Modified: 2006-03-17 22:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Andrew Dunbar 2006-02-06 16:45:12 UTC
Just as we have "Hide bots" for Recent changes, I think it 
is needed for the Watchlist. In fact I think all the 
show/hide options should be the same for both.
Comment 1 brian0918 2006-03-09 20:15:17 UTC
Please enable this! It's as simple as setting $wgFilterRobotsWL = true;

My watchlist is unusable because bots are flooding it with edits to year articles.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-03-09 21:29:59 UTC
The watchlist is meant explicitly to display everything you're watching; just 
because a bot made the change doesn't mean it should be hidden here.
Comment 3 brian0918 2006-03-09 22:01:45 UTC
The option should be provided to the user to show/hide bots. This has been used
on da.wp for the past 8 months, according to Wegge.
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-03-09 22:08:26 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> The watchlist is meant explicitly to display everything you're watching; just 
> because a bot made the change doesn't mean it should be hidden here.

If default setting for the watchlists would be "Show bots" then backward
compatibility is assured.
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2006-03-10 00:01:28 UTC
I don't see any use for this. The watchlist is there to show you which of 
your pages have changed recently, which it does.
Comment 6 Andrew Dunbar 2006-03-10 18:35:34 UTC
> I don't see any use for this. The watchlist is there to show you which of
> your pages have changed recently, which it does.

So "Recent pages" is *not* there there to show you which of all pages have changed
recently??

Why do you see a use for it with Recent pages but not with the watchlist?

Are features added because users request them or only they match one developer's 
narrow interpretation of the parent feature?

Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2006-03-17 22:36:51 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 191 ***

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