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Add a Special:UnwatchedRedirects
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Author: happy.melon.wiki

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Redirects are excluded from the list at [[Special:UnwatchedPages]]. Which is a serious flaw in its intended purpose. I can see *why* redirects were excluded, but we need a parallel way of tracking them, as redirect vandalism can be just as nasty, if not worse, than regular vandalism.

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 10:33 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz18520.

I'll add a show/hide redirects toggle on [[Special:UnwatchedPages]] instead in the querypage-work branch.

(In reply to Roan Kattouw from comment #1)

I'll add a show/hide redirects toggle on [[Special:UnwatchedPages]] instead
in the querypage-work branch.

Roan: I assume this has not happened and that the assignee of this ticket should be reset to default and priority set to low?

Aklapper lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Low.
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Moving to external as Growth-Team doesn't plan to directly work on this in the short-to-medium term but depending on the patch submitted, we might be able to do some review.

I'll add a show/hide redirects toggle on [[Special:UnwatchedPages]] instead in the querypage-work branch.

I'm not sure how that would work with a page that is cached like this - any show/hide toggle would necessitate either a) filtering the cache at run-time or b) having separate caches for redirects and non/redirects. Additionally, the total cache size (5000 pages) would either need to be split, which limits the potential use of either the unwatched pages or unwatched redirects views, or would need to be increased. Personally, I think that having a dedicated page, which wikis can control separately, would be better - no difference in the total cache size, but easier to manage. It would also allow sites to disable the unwatched redirects feature (if its not needed / the site is running out of cache space) without affecting the unwatched pages

Change 531571 had a related patch set uploaded (by DannyS712; owner: DannyS712):
[mediawiki/core@master] Create Special:UnwatchedRedirects special page

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/531571

@WDoranWMF What kind of review was performed? Code, or product? What was the outcome? Who would maintain and triage future issues for this feature, if a volunteer were to develop/review/deploy it?

@WDoranWMF: Could you please answer the last comment? Thanks in advance!