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Bug 5041 - sections can't be watched
sections can't be watched
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 738
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-02-19 13:39 UTC by Stefan Monov
Modified: 2009-07-06 01:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Stefan Monov 2006-02-19 13:39:22 UTC
There should be an option to watch just a section on a page.
Comment 1 Stefan Monov 2006-02-19 16:22:29 UTC
Why was this bug marked Invalid?
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-02-19 22:00:16 UTC
1) no way to implement it without totally rearranging 
the entire database structure
2) no reason to want such a thing
Comment 3 Stefan Monov 2006-02-19 22:19:59 UTC
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.
Comment 4 Erik Moeller 2006-02-20 03:51:13 UTC
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 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.
Comment 5 Stefan Monov 2006-02-20 08:50:07 UTC
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.
Comment 6 MZMcBride 2009-07-06 01:37:18 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 738 ***

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