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EditNotify cannot be restricted to page creations in certain namespaces. It always notifies about any page creation.
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Bug/Suggestion for improvement:

Extension:EditNotify should be please fixed so that this (known and mentioned) restriction of its usage is overcome:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:EditNotify#Issues_of_the_extension

Issues of the extension
Users can get notified when a page is created in any of namespace or category, but user cannot track a particular namespace or category. So when you are subscribing for 'create' page notifications, don't include 'namespace' or 'category' within the individual array for that notification.[1]

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Wikinaut created this task.Dec 13 2019, 8:07 AM
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Aklapper renamed this task from Bug/Suggestion for improvement: Extension:EditNotify cannot be restricted to page creations in certain namespaces. It always notifies about any page creation. to EditNotify cannot be restricted to page creations in certain namespaces. It always notifies about any page creation..Dec 13 2019, 8:30 AM
Aklapper updated the task description. (Show Details)

So is T240391 incorrect? What's the impact that the NewUserNotif extension has, if any?

Wikinaut added a comment.EditedDec 13 2019, 1:36 PM

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T240391 is valid, as then - when you have also NewUserNotif active - the namespace restriction of EditNotify is not respected.

Someone else should verify/confirm this.

I thought this bug report is saying that the namespace restriction is not respected even without NewUserNotif.

Wikinaut added a comment.EditedDec 13 2019, 3:03 PM

Someone else should verify/confirm this, I cannot now. At least there are two issues, this is my view. The present issue is the most important one and can be solved independently.

Sorry, I must be missing something obvious. Are these two separate issues? They seem to be two conflicting descriptions of the same issue. This one says that you can't ever track a single namespace or category, the other one says that you can't track a single namespace or category, but only when the NewUserNotif extension is installed.

For what it's worth, as I noted in the other bug report, I was able to use EditNotify to track a single namespace on my wiki - and I don't have NewUserNotif installed.