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Bug 6964 - Watch pages for a few days only (add an expiry time)
Watch pages for a few days only (add an expiry time)
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Watchlist (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 11 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
:
: 18644 48879 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-08-09 21:52 UTC by Mets501
Modified: 2014-11-04 22:52 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Mets501 2006-08-09 21:52:46 UTC
I'm proposing the addition of another check box on edit pages, next to "This is
a minor edit" and "Watch this page", a "Watch this page temporarily" box. 
Checking the "Watch this page temporarily" box would put pages on a user's
watchlist for a few days, say 5 for example.  This is because often when leaving
messages on talk pages or on user talk pages, etc. you just want to watch the
page for a few days to wait for a response.  After a few days, the page would be
automatically removed from your watchlist.  What do you think?
Comment 1 Sebastian Helm 2008-12-18 01:24:02 UTC
I don't think it would be a good to use time since message as a cutoff criterion, because there are huge differences in how long it takes for people to reply. Some editors log in only casually, and such a setting would lose their replies. 

Instead, I think it would make sense to use a criterion like "5 days after recipient_reply", where "recipient_reply" would be technically defined like this: Let Senderi be the user whose settings we're talking about. Sender left a message on [[User talk:Recipient]]. Then "recipient_reply" is the first edit by Recipient on [[User talk:Recipient]]. 
Comment 2 Siebrand Mazeland 2009-02-02 12:34:41 UTC
Changed component to "Watchlist"
Comment 3 Chad H. 2009-05-01 15:50:18 UTC
*** Bug 18644 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Roan Kattouw 2009-05-01 16:28:19 UTC
Adding the word "expiry" to summary for better searching.
Comment 5 ramwikimedia 2013-05-28 05:22:57 UTC
*** Bug 48879 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 MZMcBride 2013-05-28 05:49:42 UTC
I wonder if it makes sense to add a generic field to the watchlist table for metadata, allowing each watched title to have associated data.

This metadata field could have a number of purposes:

* a user script could be employed to track when pages were added to the watchlist

* users could add annotations to specific entries to remember why they watched a particular page title

* users could tag certain entries with keywords and a user script would allow filtering the watchlist entries by particular tags/keywords

The UI exposure would be minimal (or non-existent), but user scripts or extensions could use this field as they wanted. Hmmm.
Comment 7 PiRSquared17 2014-04-28 22:25:12 UTC
(In reply to MZMcBride from comment #6)
> I wonder if it makes sense to add a generic field to the watchlist table for
> metadata, allowing each watched title to have associated data.
> 
> This metadata field could have a number of purposes:
> 
> * a user script could be employed to track when pages were added to the
> watchlist
> 
> * users could add annotations to specific entries to remember why they
> watched a particular page title
> 
> * users could tag certain entries with keywords and a user script would
> allow filtering the watchlist entries by particular tags/keywords
> 
> The UI exposure would be minimal (or non-existent), but user scripts or
> extensions could use this field as they wanted. Hmmm.

+1
This is a great idea.

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