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Watching categories and users

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79.249.157.79 (talkcontribs)

Add categories and users to watch list?

Is there any way to add categories or users to ones watch list? (Maybe with an extension?)

As an administrator on a MediaWiki instance, these features would be of much use to me.

Copy-pasting all articles from a category is tedious and does obviously not yet include articles added to the category afterwards.

And adding users to the watch list would facilitate keeping an eye on them (wiki-stalking).

If it is currently not possible, I suggest this as a feature. And filter options for temporarily hiding all edits from watched users and/or categories on articles not watched individually.

I hope it will be taken into consideration. --79.249.157.79 15:21, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

79.249.157.79 (talkcontribs)

Update: I have just noticed the watchlist wishlist.

Apparently, this has already been suggested.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

These options have indeed already been considered and discussed for Wikimedia websites, and, at the moment, there is no option to have what you request into your watchlist.

Watching users may lead to stalking and harassement.

You can watch categories, but just for their textual content. Monitoring entire categories into your watchlist is really complicated, since categories can be endless. It would lead to infinite watchlist and errors returned by the server. However, it is possible to use Special:RecentChangesLinked to monitor what is happening on articles related to a given category.

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Watchlist group clock times (inside td.mw-enhanced-rc) are surrounded by literal spaces.

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84.147.36.83 (talkcontribs)

Why was not CSS code used for the paddings/alignments, but literal spaces inside the HTML code?

Is there a technical reason?

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Any way to remove the star icon in the default Vector skin?

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Abhidevananda (talkcontribs)

''$wgVectorUseIconWatch'' does not seem to work, at least not in the LocalSettings.php for MW1.25.1.

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