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[Catwatch] Filter for Watch edits which add or remove pages from a category
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As T9148's (or possibly T94414) solution went live, there is an undesirable side affect; no way to disable this new enhancement.

Problem is that now if you watch a category, say for purpose of watching if the category description is changed, your watchlist may be flooded with category additions and removals that you don't care about. Please add an option to the HIDE: menu (prefer default ON) for "category membership changes"

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Xaosflux updated the task description. (Show Details)
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Restricted Application added subscribers: StudiesWorld, Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJan 29 2016, 12:27 AM

This should probably have an option on both the watchlist itself and the "Watchlist" section of preferences, similar to the minor edits/bot edits/my edits/anonymous edits/logged in edits/Wikidata edits options.

There should also be a checkbox in the "Hide" section of the Watchlist page to hide/show removals and to hide/show additions to categories. Often I only want to see one or the other.

TTO added a subscriber: TTO.Jan 29 2016, 1:12 AM

This feature already exists, so I'm closing this as "Invalid".

A deployment error caused this category watchlist feature to be accidentally enabled for a short time on some wikis. This meant that category add/remove events from the time the feature was on are visible on people's watchlists, but because the feature is now disabled, the UI to show and hide them is not displayed.

No add/remove events after about 00:01 UTC will be displayed.

TTO closed this task as Invalid.Jan 29 2016, 1:12 AM
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Addshore renamed this task from Filter for Watch edits which add or remove pages from a category to [Catwatch] Filter for Watch edits which add or remove pages from a category.Jan 29 2016, 9:41 AM
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Tobi_WMDE_SW moved this task from Incoming to Done on the TCB-Team board.Mar 17 2016, 2:02 PM