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In Special:Watchlist, "Show/Hide logged-in users" should be "Show/Hide registered users"
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Author: Jason_quinn

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In Special:Watchlist, the "Show/Hide logged-in users" functionality should say "Show/Hide registered users" since this feature is not actually showing or hiding logged-in users but showing and hiding registered users. A registered user may or may not be logged-in and that information is private.


Version: 1.22.0
Severity: minor

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 22 2014, 2:22 AM
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sakshi.april5 wrote:

Hello,

I am a beginner and would like to work on this bug. Can somebody assign it to
me?

(In reply to comment #1)

I am a beginner and would like to work on this bug. Can somebody assign it to
me?

Sure, done.

sakshi.april5 wrote:

Where can I find the codebase? I tried

https://git.wikimedia.org/summary/mediawiki%2Fextensions%2FSemanticWatchlist.git

but could not find the code.

This is nothing semantic but MediaWiki core functionality in includes/specials/SpecialWatchlist.php , probably the rcshowhideliu parameter.

TTO added a comment.Nov 17 2013, 8:23 AM

sakshi: are you still working on this?

Jason_quinn wrote:

Since sakshi hasn't responded within a month, I think it is okay to assume he is not working on it.

It'd be nice to get this bug fixed. It's too bad a fix for this didn't make it in alongside the new Watchlist legend feature.

Change 102019 had a related patch set uploaded by MegaAlex:
Change message 'rcshowhideliu' to match its actual functionality

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/102019

(In reply to comment #0)

In Special:Watchlist, the "Show/Hide logged-in users" functionality should
say
"Show/Hide registered users" since this feature is not actually showing or
hiding logged-in users but showing and hiding registered users.

You look confused here: it's not doing either; it hides/shows *edits* by registered users, while they were logged in.
Maybe we instead need to clarify that the selectors are about edits? The confusion in comment 0 may be sign of a more general misunderstanding.
We currently say "minor edits", "patrolled edits" and "my edits"; we could also say "automated edits", "anonymous edits" and "logged-in edits" instead of "bots", "anonymous users" and "logged-in users".

A registered
user may or may not be logged-in and that information is private.

Sure, but if they don't login we will never know that the edit was made by them, while if they login the information will be stored forever.
For a largely surreal discussion on such semantics, see https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research_talk:Anonymous_editor_acquisition#Anonymous_vs_Unregistered

Change 102019 merged by jenkins-bot:
Change message 'rcshowhideliu' to match its actual functionality

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/102019