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

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Show only relevant wikidata property changes on client wiki

  • 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