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Bug 6510 - Notification of changes to watched pages (watchlist)
Notification of changes to watched pages (watchlist)
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-07-01 17:32 UTC by Invitatious
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Invitatious 2006-07-01 17:32:18 UTC
A useful feature to add to watchlists would be notification of changes to
watched pages. This would perform these tasks whenever a page on the watchlist
has changed since the last request of the list:

1. Assign a different CSS class to the watchlist link. This can be used in
conjunction with wiki-wide CSS or user CSS and JavaScript code to apply
different styling when there are new changes.

2. Depending on user preference, display a message similar to the "You have new
messages." message when the user's talk page is changed.

Would be useful so I can watch my non-busy watchlist of ~186 pages while
performing other tasks.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-07-04 04:13:14 UTC
Checking the entire watchlist and scanning the pages on it for changes on each
page view is too expensive.

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