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Wildcard or Regex support for Watchlists
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Feature request from IRC earlier:
<Thorncrag|w> wildcard in watchlist would be nice
<Thorncrag|w> or moreover, regex


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 21 2014, 11:21 PM
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Adding the original requester as a CC.

demon added a comment.Sep 30 2010, 3:24 PM

Wildcard/regex for what, page title? Contents?

Doesn't sound efficient...

Page title sounds best.

Thorncrag wrote:

Specifically, I would think to be added to raw watchlist.

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TheDJ closed this task as Declined.Oct 31 2018, 4:33 PM
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I think it is VERY unlikely that this will ever be implemented in any form, as watchlist requires two way database indexing (title -> users and user->titles). Adding regexes into that problem would require another index, and several performance safeguards etc. Very unlikely to be very scalable.

I'm thus closing this ticket as declined.

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