Option to watchlists to hide bot edits
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Description

Just as we have "Hide bots" for Recent changes, I think it
is needed for the Watchlist. In fact I think all the
show/hide options should be the same for both.


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Severity: enhancement

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brian0918 wrote:

Please enable this! It's as simple as setting $wgFilterRobotsWL = true;

My watchlist is unusable because bots are flooding it with edits to year articles.

brion added a comment.Mar 9 2006, 9:29 PM

The watchlist is meant explicitly to display everything you're watching; just
because a bot made the change doesn't mean it should be hidden here.

brian0918 wrote:

The option should be provided to the user to show/hide bots. This has been used
on da.wp for the past 8 months, according to Wegge.

gangleri wrote:

(In reply to comment #2)

The watchlist is meant explicitly to display everything you're watching; just
because a bot made the change doesn't mean it should be hidden here.

If default setting for the watchlists would be "Show bots" then backward
compatibility is assured.

I don't see any use for this. The watchlist is there to show you which of
your pages have changed recently, which it does.

I don't see any use for this. The watchlist is there to show you which of
your pages have changed recently, which it does.

So "Recent pages" is *not* there there to show you which of all pages have changed
recently??

Why do you see a use for it with Recent pages but not with the watchlist?

Are features added because users request them or only they match one developer's
narrow interpretation of the parent feature?

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