Watchlist counts halved
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When viewing the watchlist pages on either en: or nl: (probably others aswell)
on the top of the page a count of pages on your watchlist is given. Currently
the amount displayed is divided by 2.

Version: 1.5.x
Severity: normal


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bzimport created this task.Aug 1 2005, 2:41 PM
brion added a comment.Aug 1 2005, 5:08 PM

This seems to be by design?

Enotif must know for each page separately, whether a notification has been
actually sent, thus each page (article, talk) occupies a distinct entry in table
watchlist within Enotif design. That means, if user X watches page Y and
implicitely talk page Y, this counts for 2(two) pages in original Enotif design.

But Avar has added a division by two in
which can cause problems.

In the original design of Enotif, _any_ page (article _and_ talk) page has its
own entry in the table watchlist and any of these pages were shown in special
watchlist view - which has doubled the number of shown entries. As a solution, I
already proposed to arrange the corresponding pages (article, talk) in form of a
table, so that article and corresponding talk page names are shown in two
columns instead on two lines.

See also and

I will present a suitable solution - which overcomes all problems - after the
Wikimania conference, and think, that showing actually all pages in table form
instead of artifically halving the displayed number of watched pages is the best

brion added a comment.Aug 2 2005, 9:43 AM
  • Bug 3009 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

This behavior seems to have recently regressed on the English Wikipedia. I
hadn't noticed it before today.

Yeah, I noticed today that I "have 77.5 pages on [my] watchlist (not including
talk pages)".

en.ABCD wrote:

It appears that at [[Special:Watchlist]], the number is being divided by 2
*twice*, whereas at [[Special:Watchlist/edit]], it is only divided by 2 *once*,
and therefore shows the correct number. (This was after counting manually all
1000+ articles on my watchlist)

colin.pitts wrote:

I concur with ABCD about the symptom description.

brion added a comment.Aug 3 2005, 10:10 PM

Live hack was broken. Fixed, and applied recentchanges-based Watchlist to REL1_5 cvs for management.

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