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Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Watchlists/Revive Crosswatch tool

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 ◄ Back to Watchlists  The survey has concluded. Here are the results!


  • Problem:
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    Cross-wiki watchlists are nowhere on the horizon. They were proposed in the 2015 survey and made it to the top but could not be implemented. However, a tool called Crosswatch (docs, tool, phab) was developed by a volunteer as part of an internship. The tool was pretty good at displaying watchlists from all wikis. The tool went down about two years ago (task T144083) and has not been revived since.
  • Who would benefit: All power users who use multiple wikis for their work.
  • Proposed solution: Fix the Crosswatch tool.
  • More comments: I suggest fixing the crosswatch tool rather than implementing cross-wiki watchlists in a more efficient way as it's technically easier and hopefully won't be declined.

DiscussionEdit

Some of the long history of various crosswiki watchlists (including Crosswatch) is found at :en:Wikipedia:Global, cross-wiki, integrated watchlists. --Timeshifter (talk) 23:09, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

VotingEdit

  •   Support --Tohaomg (talk) 18:39, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   A favor --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 20:53, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support XXBlackburnXx (talk) 19:59, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support HHill (talk) 21:28, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jeroen N (talk) 23:56, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Tom Ja (talk) 23:56, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support George Ho (talk) 00:03, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Hiàn (talk) 04:09, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support bdijkstra (talk) 08:59, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Dodi123 (talk) 09:58, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support will really be helpful for cross wiki patrolling. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:12, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:23, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Barcelona (talk) 19:03, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support As the person who proposed the crosswatchlist back then Amir (talk) 19:18, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Yamaha5 (talk) 20:35, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 20:52, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support JOAN ~ (Questions?) 21:09, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support pythoncoder (talk | contribs) 21:12, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Vercelas (quæstiones?) 21:49, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support As proposer. -- Niharika (talk) 21:57, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
    Your vote is automatically counted when you propose, Niharika; the "group notice" says so. --George Ho (talk) 21:35, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support NMaia (talk) 10:04, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support فرهنگ2016 (talk) 10:41, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support - See Phabricator T5525. Cross-wiki watchlists. This task was started in 2005. WMF should commit millions of dollars to this, and to Crosswatch. They should hire developers worldwide who can work from home. --Timeshifter (talk) 11:36, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Hydriz (talk) 12:37, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:41, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Fatemi 18:53, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Dvorapa (talk) 19:11, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Stryn (talk) 22:59, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jürgen Eissink (talk) 05:07, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Geraki TL 13:53, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Courcelles 14:59, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support ONUnicorn (talk) 16:22, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support TonyBallioni (talk) 06:00, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportEjs-80 12:39, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support«« Man77 »» [de] 13:38, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support 翼のない堕天使(faw) (talk) 14:01, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 22:56, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Rschen7754 01:54, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support β16 - (talk) 10:00, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 14:49, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support See also MoreWatchlists (2011-2012) which provided a similar ability. Krinkle (talk) 05:56, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   yes, but implementing it in mediawiki would be even better. The tool is only the second-best solution, I support both. ーTesser4D 【🅱alk】 17:38, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support GPSLeo (talk) 20:15, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support SalmanZ (talk) 21:18, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Matěj Suchánek (talk) 09:38, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Hmxhmx 10:42, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Ghilt (talk) 13:18, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Klaas `Z4␟` V:  11:53, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Helder 13:38, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 02:49, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Yes, the tool would be good, but integrating it into mediawiki would be even better. Tenbergen (talk) 03:53, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Galobtter (talk) 10:10, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jpgibert (talk) 12:50, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Amanda (aka DQ) 22:56, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Vulphere 01:24, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 03:34, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support NicoScribe (talk) 11:27, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Any cross-wiki watchlist option would be welcome — NickK (talk) 15:45, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Schniggendiller (talk) 15:50, 30 November 2018 (UTC)