Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Watchlists/Editable Page Link Notifications watchlist

Editable Page Link Notifications watchlist

  • Problem: In one's preferences, under 'Notifications', one has the option of turning on or off 'Page link' notifications. This will notify one when someone links to a page they created from another page. However, this option is all or nothing. Currently one cannot change the list to remove pages they do not wish to monitor or add pages one did not create. Editors who move pages are especially affected.
  • Who would benefit: Most editors
  • Proposed solution: The list of pages that prompt notifications should be editable like the standard watchlist. Users would still be able to turn off all page link notifications as they do now as well.
  • More comments:


@NessieVL: Is this phab:T46787? --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 03:42, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

@AKlapper (WMF): I think phab:T66090 is closer to my idea. Looks like there are a few ways to get there. phab:T70060#2166931 is also a good way. I just asssumed there is a reason link notices are divorced from the main watchlist.


  •   Support Yes: I once created a page for a publisher and wish I hadn't done so, I get so many messages when people link to it in references. On the other hand I do want to know about people linking to most of the articles I create. PamD (talk) 23:37, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support JTP (talkcontribs) 04:51, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 10:45, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 11:34, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support 4nn1l2 (talk) 05:51, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:55, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Bruce1ee (talk) 14:58, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Lostinlodos (talk) 03:41, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Flickyard (talk) 16:43, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 14:53, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Can be useful sometimes. Gce (talk) 18:30, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Helder 13:38, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support YFdyh000 (talk) 19:52, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Nicthurne (talk) 10:43, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Uanfala (talk) 00:14, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 03:35, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I proposed, it, I should support it :) NessieVL (talk) 15:47, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Wargo (talk) 16:35, 29 November 2018 (UTC)