Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Watchlists/Show only relevant wikidata property changes on client wiki

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  • Problem:

if I select Show Wikidata edits in your watchlist from settings then I get a lot of edits that are irrelevant in local wiki's context and changes will flood the watchlist. Currently there is phab:T90436, which tries to add a more refined filtering by using information of which properties are loaded. However, even this may be too wide for common users as values from wikidata can be used only for filtering or data validation. This proposal tries to narrow the selection by using roughly the properties mentioned in template documentation as a selector.

  • Who would benefit:
  1. users who would like to follow wikidata edits from their local wiki.
  2. Wikidata could crowdsource the edit patrolling to client wikis
  • Proposed solution:
  1. Flag the wikidata changes of the properties linked from transcluded templates of the wikipage as important (in client wiki)
  2. Add edit filter for filtering flagged changes to Watchlist and Recent changes
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Zache (talk) 18:04, 28 November 2020 (UTC)



  • Support Support Yair rand (talk) 22:21, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support * Pppery * it has begun 02:11, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Increased monitoring of Wikidata edits is a key tool for addressing the project's massive vandalism problem. That won't happen unless it's possible to watchlist them without getting flooded with notices that Jane Smith was just labelled "Jane Smith" in Polish. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:10, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Supportputnik 19:25, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Libcub (talk) 20:52, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Titore (talk) 00:28, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support If the goal is watch to relevant editions of the wikidata in their local wiki, the proposal is excellent. WikiFer msg 22:38, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Stevenliuyi (talk) 03:32, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Tom Ja (talk) 11:39, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ainali talkcontributions 21:51, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support The current "feature" is just a firehose of extraneous WL hits and is basically useless.  — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  08:37, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Support Yupik (talk) 16:49, 19 December 2020 (UTC)