Last modified: 2009-07-06 01:37:18 UTC
There should be an option to watch just a section on a page.
Why was this bug marked Invalid?
1) no way to implement it without totally rearranging
the entire database structure
2) no reason to want such a thing
1) Isn't it as simple as checking whether the contents of a section
are changed after each edit? I'm probably being naive, no need to
explain if it'd take up too much time.
2) There is a reason. Let's say I nominate a page for highlightning in
Wikipedia. Everytime anybody nominates anything or votes I get
notified in my watchlist. This is inconvenient since I care only about
my submission. And this is just an example.
A while ago Kate Turner implemented a cool feature which allows templates to be
treated like virtual sections. You can see it in action e.g. on
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates where each
nomination is loaded from a separate template. Nevertheless, you can use section
editing to edit the individual nominations. You can also watch them separately.
If you have a page where you really want content to be stored and watchable
separately, I would suggest that you model it after this page.
That's a good piece of advice, thanks. While I still think that
watching sections can be useful, I see the importance of the
difficulty of implementation that Brion Vibber noted.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 738 ***