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Bug 9785 - Watchlist for IPs
Watchlist for IPs
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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Reported: 2007-05-04 04:54 UTC by Mike Połtyn
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Description Mike Połtyn 2007-05-04 04:54:24 UTC
On Wikimedia Polska 2007 Conference in Białowieża, Poland some voices have been 
heard, that IPs wants their own Watchlist. I think it is very simple to create.

We thought about watchlists saved in cookies, not in the base, where they would 
be found by IP address. Cookie watchlist for IP is good feature, we think. Lot 
of people come to Wikis, and edit them, and trying to watch them, but they 
forget about where and when did they last edit. Watchlist would run like normal 
one, creating checkbox "Observe this article", but saving this information to 
cookie instead of database.
Comment 1 Aaron Schulz 2007-05-04 05:25:19 UTC
It's not that hard to make an account. Besides, IPs rotate over a few days for
most people anyway, so tracking this stuff would be messy and unreliable.
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-05-04 17:50:35 UTC
Some wikis might want a "watch this page (requires login)" checkbox or
something, maybe, I guess.  Watchlists for actual anons, urk, that's kind of
messy.  As well as confusing, given the potential lack of watchlist persistence
(whatever method you choose).

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