It would help WikiProject members to have an easy way to monitor changes on all of the articles in their project, including both the main and talk namespaces.
Right now, you can use Special:RecentChangesLinked/Category:Foo to get RC for pages marked with a category, but this only shows results in the namespace where the category is linked. Since WikiProjects tag an article's talk page, the only items that show up in RCLinked are talk pages.
Investigate creating a new special page (Special:RecentChangesCategory?) that would include an option to show recent changes to associated pages (the talk pages of content pages and the content pages of talk pages). This would allow the page to effectively act as a watchlist for WikiProjects.
Questions to answer:
- How difficult would be to create such a page? Are there any blockers?
- Are there other use cases for such a feature?
Description from merged task T105747
I'd like to use Special:RecentChangesLinked to filter the recent changes to articles that are associated to a particular WikiProject in Wikipedia. This would allow WikiProject members to more effectively patrol edits to pages related to their subject matter interests/expertise.
It's a common practice in Wikipedias to have WikiProjects "claim" articles using links to categories. Special:RecentChangesLinked is capable of using such categories to filter the RecentChanges feed. However, categories are usually added to article's associated talk pages.
While Special:RecentChangesLinked has an option to include edits to the "Associated namespace", selecting this option does not does not result in Article changes being included. See this query as an example of what I thought would work.
I propose that Special:RecentChangesLinked be altered to include edits to content namespaces (even numbers -- e.g. 0) when the talk namespace (odd numbers -- e.g. 1) are linked to the target page (e.g. Category:WikiProject Biology articles) and the "Associated namespace" option is selected.
This card tracks a proposal from the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey
This proposal received 11 support votes, and was ranked #61 out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Miscellaneous#Create_a_bot_to_show_changes_in_articles_for_each_WikiProject
- T97210: MediaWiki extension for WikiProjects / on-wiki working groups - A more complicated feature, specifically for WikiProjects, part of which would partially solve this problem.