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Bug 12046 - Make deletions visible on the watchlist
Make deletions visible on the watchlist
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 5546
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-11-20 16:46 UTC by Martijn Hoekstra
Modified: 2007-12-18 17:59 UTC (History)
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Description Martijn Hoekstra 2007-11-20 16:46:08 UTC
Discussion moved from villagepump/proposals:

Having read through the FAQ, and the notification of notifying all contributors to a certain page on their talk page on deletion, I understand that this is a difficult process, because of the sheer strain of informing hunderds of editors. The suggested remedy is watching the page. I for one would like it though for the log entries of deletion to show up at the watchlist. For example, when I am watching page to be deleted, an entry of its deletion would be made on my watchlist with the deletion log entry for the deletion, for example:

    15:40 to be deleted deleted by Deleting Admin (deleted per G6, housekeeping)

    * Do others see this as something we want?
    * Is this technicaly viable? Martijn Hoekstra 13:41, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

    I think it already notifies you. All contributers do not have to be notified in a speedy deletion, only Prods or AFDs, and even then, only th main ones are notified--Phoenix-wiki (talk · contribs) 21:22, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

        Technicaly, notification is never needed, it is just the polite thing to do. What this suggestion is about though, is not notification, but display of the actual deletion on the watchlist. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 22:56, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

            Deletion and protection log entries don't display on the watchlist. It would be useful if deletion entries did; right now to check if a page is deleted a user has to either go to the page or edit the full version of their watchlist and notice that a former redlink has turned blue. (Some users (including many admins) intentionally watchlist some deleted pages, so just seeing that it is red is not sufficient evidence.) I rate this one as nice to have (with deletion being more significant than protection), not as a critical requirement. It probably would require developer effort, so bugzilla is the place to go, or WP:VPT. GRBerry (talk) 16:03, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

                I agree this would be a good thing to have (I'm surprised that protection doesn't already show up - it shows up in the history) —Random832 17:23, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

                    It's worse than not showing up. Protection actually masks previous edits. If I were to edit a page and then protect it, the edit would not show up on anyone's watchlist. --Carnildo (talk) 09:11, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-12-18 17:59:13 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5546 ***

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