#298 Every page should have a "Who is watching" link

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nobody
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2003-10-02
2003-10-02
Jay
No

While editing an article, I often want to know how many
users have the particular page on their Watchlist. So that
I can know that such and such person will be intimated
when I finish editing the article.

It does happen that persons who have contributed to the
article remove it from their Watchlist. If there was this
feature that could show me if someone who had
contributed heavily to the article was not right now
watching the article, I could personally message him on
his talk page to have a look at my changes.

Discussion

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I would like to object to that feature because it has not
    been discussed

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I would like to object to that feature because it has not
    been discussed

     
  • Toby Bartels

    Toby Bartels - 2003-10-22

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    This feature is being discussed now on the mailing list
    <wikipedia-L>.
    Some ealier discussion was also (erroneously) on <wikiEN-L>,
    so look there too.

     
  • Andre Engels

    Andre Engels - 2003-12-09

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    I would only agree with this if one would have the option not
    to be shown as watching. And furthermore, that should be
    implemented before the 'who is watching' itself, and
    announced clearly. There are some pages I am watching that
    I would not want everyone to know I am watching.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I was about to suggest this idea myself, but then I found
    this entry.

    The announcement that a_engels refers to can be done quite
    simply by adding a third checkbox in the Edit page labelled
    "Reveal that I am watching this page" or something to that
    effect, with the text as a link to an appropriate section of
    [[Wikipedia:Watchlist]].

     

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