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List recent changes to pages marked as part of a WikiProject
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Description

In the English and Spanish Wikipedia (and many others I'm sure), WikiProjects mark articles as being under their scope by adding a template to the articles' talk page (English example, Spanish example). The template also adds the talk pages to tracking categories for each wikiproject (English example, Spanish example).

It would be really useful if we could somehow generate a list of recent changes to articles in these categories.

However, when using {{Special:RecentChangesLinked}} we only see the changes in the talk pages, rather than changes to the articles themselves (see the demo here).

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a project: Growth-Team. · View Herald TranscriptMar 23 2019, 4:00 PM
Restricted Application added subscribers: Liuxinyu970226, Aklapper. · View Herald Transcript
Sophivorus added a comment.EditedMar 23 2019, 4:04 PM

One possible approach would be to expand Special:RecentChangesLinked with an additional option to show the changes to the associated talk/subject pages, maybe in a way similar to how Special:Watchlist works.

Sophivorus updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 23 2019, 4:05 PM

Could you please provide a link to "when using {{Special:RecentChangesLinked}}"?

Is this a request to allow filtering on RecentChanges to only display changes in a specific category? See T130134: Watching (only) categorization (additions and removals) of an arbitrary category.

Sophivorus added a comment.EditedMar 24 2019, 1:14 PM

Sure, here is a demo!

This request has little/nothing to do with the task you linked. It's about finding a way to display recent changes to pages whose talk pages have been added to a given category.

Sophivorus updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 24 2019, 1:23 PM
Sophivorus updated the task description. (Show Details)

How do you add talk pages to a category without adding the corresponding content page also to the category?

I'm not sure I understand your question. Adding a talk page to a category does not cause or imply that the content page will be added too.

JTannerWMF added a subscriber: JTannerWMF.

This is an interesting feature request and is related to some of the work the Growth team is thinking about for structured wiki projects. We will not work on it at this time but will keep an eye on this task.

Sophivorus added a comment.EditedMay 29 2019, 12:35 PM

I just found out that Massviews Analysis has a feature like the one requested here. Another way to fulfill this request would be to provide a way to generate a list of recent changes from the output of a Massviews Analysis query. Yet I think that a pure on-wiki solution would be better.