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- As announced in week 40, you can now put pages on your watchlist with an expiration date. Some wikis already had this function. 
Changes later this week
- Changes to information from Wikidata that is used on a wiki page can be shown in recent changes and watchlists on a Wikimedia wiki. To see this you need to enable showing Wikidata edits in your preferences for recent changes and watchlist preferences. Only changes in languages that are relevant to your wiki will be shown. 
- The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from 8 December. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 9 December. It will be on all wikis from 10 December (calendar).
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