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Bug 15093 - Add (watch) to Special:Contributions
Add (watch) to Special:Contributions
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!
: patch, patch-need-review
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-08-09 05:04 UTC by johnnymrninja
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Adds a watch link beside every entry within Special:Contributions when logged in (1.62 KB, patch)
2008-08-11 23:50 UTC, Robert Leverington

Description johnnymrninja 2008-08-09 05:04:07 UTC
Would it be possible to add (watch) to User contributions, next to (hist) and (diff)? The two reasons I think it'd be helpful is when A) I've made a lot of small edits and want to make sure I've watched all the pages and B) when following the edits of a problem user. If I could just tear through a category of edits, and then watch everything at the end things would go so much faster. I don't see any downside to it this side of coding.
Comment 1 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-10 22:17:34 UTC
(a) should be done through your preferences. Go to the tab "Watchlist" and check the 4 boxes at the bottom (watch pages I create/edit/move/delete).
(b) if you have to watch more than a handful or pages related to a problem user, just block him. I do not see a reason to add this, as the use case is extremely specialised, and the links would appear in the contributions links for everyone, cluttering the UI.

WONTFIX, if I would decide.
Comment 2 Robert Leverington 2008-08-11 23:50:49 UTC
Created attachment 5166 [details]
Adds a watch link beside every entry within Special:Contributions when logged in

Adds a watch or unwatch link beside every entry within Special:Contributions when logged in.  Possible issues:
 * Takes user away from the page, it is easy to return (via the back button) and so isn't significant - an AJAX solution would be nice though (perhaps as a follow up bug though).
 * Uses strtolower on the translation which may or may not be an issue, since although it is a one word this could still be problematic dependant on language.  Another message should be added for this if this does turn out to be bad.
 * Once the user is taken to the watch\unwatch confirmation page the return link is to the page they have watched, rather than Special:Contributions - tried using returnto= but this does not work.
Comment 3 Robert Leverington 2008-08-12 00:00:35 UTC
Consensus is to close as WONTFIX as it is clutter (could be implemented as a gadget if desired, and probably done more effectively that way).
Comment 4 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-08-12 00:01:30 UTC
Agree with WONTFIX, this seems cluttery.  I don't find the use-case compelling enough to add another button here.  In fact, it doesn't really make sense.  If it's a problem user, you should be looking at their diffs, not at *subsequent* edits by *other people* to the page they just edited.  And as for you, well, you can watch all pages you edit by default.  That should be enough.

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