Topic on Talk:Notifications

Being notified of new links to a page that I did not create

Summary by Evolution and evolvability

Request already exists at phab:T66090

Evolution and evolvability (talkcontribs)

Hello. In the Notification/Alert tabs preferences, I can opt to be notified for page links to articles that I created.

Is there a way to add pages that I did not create to that list?

There are several pages that I'd love to monitor when a new article links to (e.g. whenever a new page links to Catalytic triad). I assume there must be the equivalent of a list somewhere behind the scenes. Any ideas?

Cross-post from Topic:Uu1p02wu6yz81608

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hey. Sadly not. That's one of the many items in the list at Notifications#Suggested new notification types - specifically phab:T66090 ("Allow "article-linked" notifications for pages in a user defined list"). We have too many good ideas, and not enough programmers!

I'm not sure how the existing feature works technically. That might be a good questions to ask in the phab task, because the answer might give a volunteer/newcomer dev the hint & inspiration they need to tackle it? (I want that feature, too! And a thousand others...). Cheers.

Evolution and evolvability (talkcontribs)

Thanks! It's good to know that it's in phab at least so that it's on file as a possibly useful feature some day.