I have also tested this on testwiki, and it looks good (screenshot example below). I'm marking this as Done.
Thu, Aug 13
@Prtksxna Where would we get the half star for this? Thanks!
Wed, Aug 12
Yup, I agree with @kaldari. We will not provide support to temporarily watch pages via Structured Discussions for two reasons: 1) The block on feature development for StructuredDiscussions, due to its gradual deprecation, 2) The need for us to limit the scope of our work to only the most critical elements of the feature.
Upon thinking about this further, there's a chance another team may be able to take this on in the future, so I'll leave this ticket open & remove the Community-Tech tag. Thanks!
This would be a large amount of work for the team, and it is beyond scope for this project. We have other work to do (both related to Watchlist Expiry and other wishes), so we cannot implement Watchlist Expiry support for VE at this time. Meanwhile, the user will have multiple other ways to watch temporarily (via star, legacy source editor, and action=watch) upon release of the feature. However, if we hear strong and persistent interest in such work, we may re-evaluate this idea at a later date. For now, I'm closing this ticket, so we are clear about the current scope of the project. Thanks!
I have tested the behavior, and it is working as expected on testwiki (see screenshot example below). I'll just leave this open until we receive a response from @Samwilson in response to the above question from Dom. Thanks!
Tue, Aug 11
Mon, Aug 10
Thanks for this information, @dom_walden! I'll be sure to write in the documentation that, if a user tries to somehow exceed the maximum length of 6 months, the page will be watched for 6 months (rather than the longer duration). As for the lack of a message directly in the UI, we'll leave the current behavior for now, since it would be an edge case for a user to exceed the maximum length in the UI. However, we'll monitor feedback upon our pilot release and see if the issue of exceeding the maximum length in the UI commonly arises. I'm marking this work as Done. Thanks!
This issue is being addressed in T259055, which is currently in development, so I'll be closing this ticket as a duplicate.
Fri, Aug 7
Thu, Aug 6
This has been merged with T259564.
Hey, @Samwilson! Just pinging you about the fact that Viticulum has collected some information on Wikisource download times, which may be interesting to look into/analyze, as well: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Viticulum/WSExport-Export_Time
Thanks for reporting this, @DannyS712! Good catch :) I've reviewed this bug, and it is low priority at this point. This is for a few reasons: 1) it doesn't interfere the user's ability to select a temporary time period, 2) it still shows a rotating star (even if the rotation is not complete), and 3) it requires some potentially complex work for the team, which would take time away from more high priority work. For this reason, we'll keep the current behavior for now and see if we get any feedback from users on this issue (when we do the early rollout on a group of pilot wikis). We'll also keep this task open, so we can monitor it. Thanks again!
Wed, Aug 5
The question I originally asked has been resolved in a conversation with @dmaza. We discussed the fact that the action=watch bug and the source editing bug will be resolved in separate tickets. Furthermore, while there may be some questions if the source editing bug is indeed fixed, or if the bug can reproduced in local environments, they will be addressed in a separate ticket. Also, T256654 and T259564 appear to focus on the same problem (i.e., the source editing bug), so I will consolidate them into one ticket.
Hey, @AntiCompositeNumber, thanks for pinging me! Yes, the Community Tech team did receive a wish from the 2019 wishlist to allow named references in VE. However, we haven't conducted an analysis to make a decision yet. We are currently in the middle of two other projects (watchlist expiry and the ebook export improvement project), which are our main focuses right now. When we do conduct an analysis, we'll share our findings with the community. Thanks!
Tue, Aug 4
Mon, Aug 3
@dmaza Hey, there! I wanted to check about one thing: When we discussed this ticket, we talked about how the fix for action=watch and source editing would be separate. However, when I tested this on testwiki today, I saw that *both* the action=watch bug and the source editing bug for the star seemed to be fixed. However, on beta, it appears that only the action=watch bug is fixed (which is fine -- it's the requirement of this ticket -- I'm just trying to understand what is/isn't fixed). I guess this is because of the most recent changes being deployed to beta, but not testwiki yet? Just wanted to ping you and make sure I understand the current status correctly. Thanks!
Thanks for catching this, @matmarex! Yup, we'll need to fix this. I'll discuss it with the team.
Fri, Jul 31
@Samwilson Ah cool, so users will also see the clock icon for temporarily watched items on RecentChangesLinked, as well, once T258310 is resolved? And will the hover functionality work, as well? If so, that's great news. Thanks!