Announce and follow up with communities about the New Filters for Watchlist Beta feature
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The New Filters available at the moment for the Recent Changes will be extended to Watchlists. Scheduled release date: Sept.19.

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Trizek-WMF triaged this task as Low priority.Jul 20 2017, 12:41 PM
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@Trizek-WMF Roan and I just went over the schedule, and we’ve targeted Sept. 5 as the date to release the New Filters beta on Watchlist. I imagine we need to get the announcement out pretty quickly. The beta will appear for all existing beta users in one go, and will appear for all future beta users. Do you see any problems?

Trizek-WMF raised the priority of this task from Low to High.EditedAug 21 2017, 3:16 PM
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@jmatazzoni Are we still in the idea of releasing the filters for RC at the same time? T164489 says Sept 12 for the earliest.

@jmatazzoni Are we still in the idea of releasing the filters for RC at the same time? T164489 says Sept 12 for the earliest.

We will have separate releases.

Trizek-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Aug 24 2017, 2:16 PM

@Trizek-WMF I noticed there are a couple of calls for help with the translations in the Announcement. Is this available somewhere in Meta to translate? It is a lot easier to do the translation there and then replace the raw code of the translated page than trying to translate the message with all the code and formatting tags that was posted to the VPs.

@Trizek-WMF I noticed there are a couple of calls for help with the translations in the Announcement. Is this available somewhere in Meta to translate? It is a lot easier to do the translation there and then replace the raw code of the translated page than trying to translate the message with all the code and formatting tags that was posted to the VPs.

Good idea @Lsanabria!

I've created a page you can translate. When translated, it will give you directly the wikitext to copy/paste on your wiki. Click here to have a direct access to the translation interface.

I'll post it to the Ambassador mailing list.

Aklapper added a subscriber: Shizhao.

@Shizhao: This is not global Tech News stuff as there will be separate releases. See previous comments, please.

@Shizhao: This is not global Tech News stuff as there will be separate releases. See previous comments, please.

I've added this announcement to Tech News this morning, before reading this comment.
The Watchlist Beta feature deployment is a global, unique rollout. It fits with Tech News scope. @Aklapper, maybe you have been confused by T164489: Announce and follow up with communities about the New Filters for Recent changes by default deployment?

So far, I only get positive feedback from the communities through thanks or, in one case, a direct message ("Looks super nice.").

TheDJ added a subscriber: TheDJ.Wed, Aug 30, 12:30 PM

One note, did we check for compatibility with watchlist notifications and geonotifications ?

One note, did we check for compatibility with watchlist notifications and geonotifications ?

We have tested compatibility with Mediawiki:Watchlist-summary ( which is in fact Mediawiki:<special page name>-summary for any special page). Do you mean those, and/or something else?

TheDJ added a comment.EditedWed, Aug 30, 2:46 PM

@SBisson watchlist and geonotice notices on english wikipedia are added to the "watchlist-message" element, which is part of MediaWiki:Watchlist-details. But it can differ a bit per wiki.

@TheDJ Thanks, I did not know that.

MediaWiki:Watchlist-details is one we wanted to replace so its wording is better aligned with how the new app works but we'll figure something out so we keep showing those notices.

Trizek-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Wed, Sep 6, 9:24 AM

The release has been postponed.

See updates to T175062: Update gadgets for seen/unseen styling and new T175807: Take appropriate action for existing overrides of watchlist messages we are changing re i18n overrides and gadgets. I queried for the i18n overrides most likely to be relevant here.

Decision has been taken to put off beta graduation until October the 3rd (minimum).

Trizek-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Fri, Sep 22, 3:03 PM
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