Public and private watchlists, shared watchlists
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Author: ml4macdo

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would it be possible to allow other people to see the pages you are watching? this
would be very useful for WikiProject coordination.

to avoid privacy issues, you could have a "public watchlist" and a "private
watchlist"..

it has been suggested many times that a link from each page "users watching this page",
may deter vandals; but understandably, it may attract some to pages that aren't being
publicly watched (even though they may be privately watched). is this a conceivable
idea?


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

bzimport added a project: MediaWiki-Watchlist.Via ConduitNov 21 2014, 9:25 PM
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bzimport created this task.Via LegacyOct 2 2006, 1:17 PM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitOct 2 2006, 1:27 PM

jimmy.collins wrote:

There is an extension
http://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/Watchers/ but it
don't differ between public and private.

Changing severity to enhancement because it's a feature reuqest - not a bug.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitOct 2 2006, 2:59 PM

ml4macdo wrote:

i see; so that watchers extension is unlikely to be implemented in English
Wikipedia.. but what about one that distinguishes public and private, is there a
chance for that?

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitOct 30 2006, 3:31 AM

robchur wrote:

You need a special page for this? I mean, a simple user subpage ("Pages I'm
Watching") wouldn't suffice?

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitNov 3 2006, 6:26 PM

dunc_harris wrote:

Yes, you can make a public watchlist by creating a subpage, e.g.
[[User:Example/Publicwatchlist]] and then by going to
[[Special:Recentchangeslinked/User:Example/Publicwatchlist]] which will show the
related changes.

Though obviously this is non-standard, and perhaps a little inelegant. When bug
1492 http://bugzilla.wikipedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1492 multiple watchlists is
implemented, maybe it would be possible to make some watchlists public and some not.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitNov 3 2006, 10:18 PM

robchur wrote:

How is it nonstandard or inelegant? The reason watchlists are implemented as now
is to keep them private. You can do a public watchlist in the manner described
above.

It would be nice to have it all incorporated as part of a new watchlist
mechanism, but it isn't going to be critical, is it?

aaron added a comment.Via ConduitMay 10 2007, 3:57 PM

(In reply to comment #5)

How is it nonstandard or inelegant? The reason watchlists are implemented as now
is to keep them private. You can do a public watchlist in the manner described
above.

It would be nice to have it all incorporated as part of a new watchlist
mechanism, but it isn't going to be critical, is it?

Seconded, and this just seems to feature creep and add more complexity without
justifiable gain.

siebrand added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 2 2009, 10:44 AM

Add dependency on bug 5875

siebrand added a comment.Via ConduitFeb 2 2009, 11:42 AM

Changing component to "Watchlist"

demon added a comment.Via ConduitOct 22 2009, 7:07 PM
  • Bug 21223 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Cenarium added a comment.Via ConduitOct 23 2009, 4:33 PM

bug 21223 is not a duplicate, it's for common watchlists, centralized and maintained by users or bots with appropriate permissions, and not necessarily public in any case - described in full at http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposal:Common_watchlists.

Common watchlists would allow for coordination though, it's even their prime motivation. So with this in consideration, as above, I don't see the need for a public personal watchlist and agree it would have some downsides not worth the implementation cost.

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The Education extension allegedly covers the "shared watchlists" feature. https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2015-February/076704.html
That part should perhaps be split out of the extension and integrated in core?

Nemo_bis changed the title from "public and private watchlists" to "Public and private watchlists, shared watchlists".Via WebFeb 4 2015, 7:17 AM
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Mattflaschen added a comment.Via WebFeb 5 2015, 1:00 AM

The mobile team is also working on Gather, which has a similar public list concept, though more oriented towards readers (at least for the initial version).

It would be good to have some core support for this.

Nemo_bis added a comment.Via WebFeb 5 2015, 8:42 AM

Readers don't exist. I'd rather say the proposal mentioned above doesn't have a clear use case yet.

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I'm going to make this happen. I've been hacking on an editor version of Gather in spare time. Hoping we can get together at Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015 and make this happen.

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