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Decrease wgWatchersMaxAge to 30 days, and display this on `action=info`
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Description

As part of the 2023 Community Wishlist Survey proposal to Change information about the number of watchers on a page, the $wgWatchersMaxAge variable should be decreased to 2592000 (30 * 24 * 3600 = 30 days).

Additionally, the Number of page watchers who visited recent edits label on action=info should specify this time period — i.e. Number of page watchers who visited recent edits in the last X days

Acceptance criteria

  • $wgWatchersMaxAge is reduced from 15552000 (180 days) to 2592000 (30 days)
  • action=info displays the time period computed from $wgWatchersMaxAge

Event Timeline

Change 919023 had a related patch set uploaded (by Sarah Mukuti; author: Sarah Mukuti):

[operations/mediawiki-config@master] InitialiseSettings: Set wgWatchersMaxAge=30days

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/919023

Change 919023 merged by jenkins-bot:

[operations/mediawiki-config@master] InitialiseSettings: Set wgWatchersMaxAge=30days

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/919023

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2023-05-18T13:06:09Z] <samtar@deploy1002> Started scap: Backport for [[gerrit:919023|InitialiseSettings: Set wgWatchersMaxAge=30days (T336250)]]

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2023-05-18T13:07:40Z] <samtar@deploy1002> samtar and s-mukuti: Backport for [[gerrit:919023|InitialiseSettings: Set wgWatchersMaxAge=30days (T336250)]] synced to the testservers: mwdebug1002.eqiad.wmnet, mwdebug1001.eqiad.wmnet, mwdebug2001.codfw.wmnet, mwdebug2002.codfw.wmnet

Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2023-05-18T13:14:54Z] <samtar@deploy1002> Finished scap: Backport for [[gerrit:919023|InitialiseSettings: Set wgWatchersMaxAge=30days (T336250)]] (duration: 08m 45s)

wgWatchersMaxAge has been reduced from 180 days to 30 days — the Number of page watchers who visited recent edits shown in page information will likely have dropped to reflect this change

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Change 923692 had a related patch set uploaded (by EllenR; author: EllenR):

[mediawiki/extensions/MediaModeration@master] WIP cont verify that file is an image

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/923692

it only remains to update the number of watched pages who visited recent edits in the last 30 days.