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Hide the watchlist expiration option using a mediawiki based solution
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Hello,

Filing as advised by billinghurst. Apaprently we have a new feature called watchlist expiration, and the permanent button seems annoying to me in meta, not in content project. Is there any possiblity of a button I can press in like Beta/Watchlist/Gadgets to hide it permanently the option for duration of watchlist. I know there are some css options, but can we work it into the mediawiki software?

Link:https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Meta:Babel&diff=20556707&oldid=20556289#Watchlist_expiration

Thanks
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Cohaf created this task.Oct 21 2020, 12:38 PM
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DannyS712 changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".Oct 21 2020, 2:30 PM

and the permanent button seems annoying to me in meta

Hi, why? What's the actual problem created, apart from "I don't like it"?

ifried added a subscriber: ifried.Oct 21 2020, 2:50 PM

Hello, @Cohaf. This feature has been requested since at least 2006. The Community Tech team decided to work on it, since it was one of the most popular proposals in the 2019 community wishlist survey. You can read more about the project on the Meta-wiki project page. It will be incrementally released to all wikis. We have responded to this question in T249259#6545088. We have provided an explanation of how this change actually doesn't alter current user behavior if you want to keep on watching pages permanently. In addition, you can read about one workaround that may work for you, if you wish to keep the old success message. Thanks!

Cohaf added a comment.Oct 21 2020, 3:54 PM

Hello, @Cohaf. This feature has been requested since at least 2006. The Community Tech team decided to work on it, since it was one of the most popular proposals in the 2019 community wishlist survey. You can read more about the project on the Meta-wiki project page. It will be incrementally released to all wikis. We have responded to this question in T249259#6545088. We have provided an explanation of how this change actually doesn't alter current user behavior if you want to keep on watching pages permanently. In addition, you can read about one workaround that may work for you, if you wish to keep the old success message. Thanks!

I understand, thanks for the exxtensive background. I am just saying is there a way to keep the work-around in a software option rather than a CSS/JS based which might be subjected to cache issues. In addition, I am not that proficient in CSS/JS, how to configue the workaround might not be what I can do. I am just thinking if we have a gadget or beta button to turn off might be more productive. Thanks so much.

Cohaf added a comment.Oct 21 2020, 3:55 PM

and the permanent button seems annoying to me in meta

Hi, why? What's the actual problem created, apart from "I don't like it"?

Hi, sorry the annoying seems a little overkill in term of language, pardon me. It's sort of what you meant, and the appearance of the button makes me a little confused at time. Sorry for the language.

I am just saying is there a way to keep the work-around in a software option rather than a CSS/JS based.

See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Just_make_it_a_user_preference . Anyone can create gadgets if they want to do so (and then maintain them).
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Cohaf added a comment.Wed, Nov 11, 6:16 PM

I am just saying is there a way to keep the work-around in a software option rather than a CSS/JS based.

See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Just_make_it_a_user_preference . Anyone can create gadgets if they want to do so (and then maintain them).
Proposing to set the status of this task to declined.

Fair. Thanks. I will withdraw this ticket.

Cohaf closed this task as Declined.Wed, Nov 11, 6:17 PM