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Catwatch is a MediaWiki feature that tracks category membership changes. It is possible to view these changes in the recent changes and watchlists.

Enabling the feature on a wiki[edit]

The feature is currently controlled using the $wgRCWatchCategoryMembership global which is by default set to false.

To enable the feature set this to true.

Even when enabled on a wiki the default user preferences hide the category membership changes from users.

How it looks[edit]

Recent changes
Watchlist example
Enhanced Recent changes
Enhanced Watchlist example

Showing the changes[edit]

To show the changes on recent changes click "Show page categorization". To see them on a watchlist disable the checkbox for hiding "page categorization".

Recent changes options
Watchlist options

Showing the feature by default (per user)[edit]

There are 2 user preferences that currently hide the feature by default.

To show the changes by default go to your user preferences and change the setting "Hide categorization changes" for recent changes and for your watchlist.

Recent changes user preference
Watchlist user preference