Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Larger suggestions/Cascade-watching/Proposal/en

  • Problem: Users watching a page are not notified of changes to transcluded pages.
  • Proposed solution: Implement "cascade-watching" so that users watching a page are notified of changes to transcluded pages.
  • Who would benefit: All watchers.
  • More comments: Some use cases:
    • Changes to templates used in all kinds of pages. Such changes often affect the content and not just the format of the pages, but users watching them are not notified.
    • Changes to excerpts done via en:Template:Excerpt or other methods. Currently, usage of excerpts in featured and important articles is controversial because users watching the articles are not notified of changes to sub-articles (unless they also watch the sub-articles), see en:Module talk:Excerpt#Should featured articles also use excerpts? Having excerpts on more featured and important articles would go a long way in spreading their existence and usefulness (namely to prevent duplicate work, improve content quality and foster collaboration).
    • Changes to sub-pages such as are often used in Village Pumps and non-encyclopedic pages. For instance, if I watch Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Watchlists I'm not notified of changes to this sub-page (Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Watchlists/Cascade-watching).
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T55525
  • Proposer: Sophivorus (talk) 13:32, 19 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]