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.


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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Hippietrail created this task.Via LegacyFeb 6 2006, 4:45 PM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 9 2006, 8:15 PM

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.Via ConduitMar 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.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 9 2006, 10:01 PM

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.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 9 2006, 10:08 PM

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.

brion added a comment.Via ConduitMar 10 2006, 12:01 AM

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.

Hippietrail added a comment.Via ConduitMar 10 2006, 6:35 PM

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?

brion added a comment.Via ConduitMar 17 2006, 10:36 PM
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