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Bug 881 - Show deleted pages in Special:Watchlist
Show deleted pages in Special:Watchlist
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 5546
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 19 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 4363 4412 4644 4710 5490 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-11-14 23:34 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2007-03-06 17:29 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2004-11-14 23:34:59 UTC
At [[:fr:Discussion Utilisateur:Hashar#Modèles]] I made a reference 
to the page [[:fr:Pages liées]] which should be deleted (because 
the content was moved to [[:fr:Utilisateur:Gangleri/tests/Pages 

Now [[:fr:Pages liées]] is deleted but does not show any more in 
Special:Contributions. Should it? Some users maight be confused not 
being able to find the entries for deleted pages they where 
contributing / watching.

Depending on the database modele it would not be possible to show 
this information. (If pages / MySQL records are realy deleded no 
MySQL querry could be made. But to my knowledge this does not seems 
to be the case.)

Maybe a hint in the text at Special:Contributions and 
Special:Watchlist could / should be inserted about this.

Regards Reinhardt
Comment 1 Shane King 2004-12-01 12:32:04 UTC
To get these records it would involve another query against the "archive" table,
in addition to the queries done against "cur" and "old". I don't think it's
worth the hastle (since you can't view the entries anyway unless you're an admin).

Having a warning text might be worthwhile, but I'm not sure having a warning
wouldn't cause more confusion than it solves. I'd be tempted to mark this as
WONTFIX. Thoughts?
Comment 2 Mormegil 2005-06-24 08:51:58 UTC
I think the watchlist should include a notice about the page deletion (like in the deletion log),
since that is the important event that a user will probably want to know about.

I don't think deleted pages really need to be displayed otherwise.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2005-07-01 00:54:38 UTC
*** Bug 2639 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Zigger 2005-08-06 12:50:14 UTC
Removed "Special:Contributions" from summary, as bug 1699 now covers it.
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2005-12-23 01:58:29 UTC
*** Bug 4363 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2005-12-28 23:28:17 UTC
*** Bug 4412 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2006-01-17 20:59:21 UTC
*** Bug 4644 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 David E. Siegel 2006-01-17 21:13:19 UTC
When a page that a user is watching is deleted, there is no notification to the 
user on the user's watch list. If it was a speedy deletion, there may have been 
no other watchlist entry either. A witchlist line with "Deleted:" followed by the 
log summery would be very helpful. Thsi recently came up at Deletion Review on 
the en wikipedia, and we often see people at the helpdesk asking "what happened 
to Article FooBar". Therefore I favor this enhancement.
Comment 9 Rob Church 2006-01-22 01:26:26 UTC
*** Bug 4710 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 marudubshinki 2006-02-23 04:59:04 UTC
Let me weigh in as an admin- this is very useful for admin pranks (Redwolf24
deleted my userpage, and it wasn't until he told me I noticed, despite my
vigilant search of my watchlist. Likewise, this is useful for obscure articles
since sometimes insufficient notice is given, and of course, this just plain
makes sense- a deletion is a *major* edit.
Comment 11 Rob Church 2006-02-23 07:21:40 UTC
Administrators who "mess about" and play "pranks" on each other probably
shouldn't have the sysop bit.
Comment 12 Brion Vibber 2006-02-23 20:57:37 UTC
Since watchlist is currently taken from the recentchanges table, we could take the 
opportunity to stick in special page-deleted entries in there alongside the log entry.
Not quite sure what's the best way to handle this.
Comment 13 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-07 16:24:08 UTC
When I opened this request I could not differenciate between
[[special:Watchlist]] and [[special:Watchlist/edit]] (last syntax is probably
newer then 2004-11-14).

Bug 5490: Your watchlist after a "wikibreak"
is more detailed about [[special:Watchlist/edit]] and item b) handles also
issues related to "move".
Comment 14 Brion Vibber 2006-04-07 17:32:47 UTC
*** Bug 5490 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 15 Rob Church 2007-03-06 17:29:26 UTC

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

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