Yeah, I don't guess this is a matter of whether it is technically possible,
but rather if the community would like to allow such functionality (what
would then stop a troll to selectively disable all admins to watch his/her
talkpage?)

Lodewijk

2016-05-27 6:31 GMT+02:00 James Heilman <jmh...@gmail.com>:

> Talk pages are for communication. If people were unable to watch these
> pages they would become less useful.
>
> J
>
> On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 10:30 AM, Newyorkbrad <newyorkb...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > "Talkpage watcher" would do fine.
> >
> > Newyorkbrad/IBM
> >
> > On 5/26/16, David Goodman <dgge...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > talk-page stalker is not necessarily an unfriendly term. It's meant as
> an
> > > explanation for why the person saw the question, and posted there. But
> > > perhaps we could find a better term for this, as stalker does have
> > > unfortunate connotations.
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 2:40 PM, Trillium Corsage <
> > trillium2...@yandex.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> My English Wikipedia talkpage is watchlisted by a surprising number of
> > >> users that I have no cooperative or friendly editing relationship
> with.
> > >> Some of them refer to themselves as "talkpage stalkers." Might it be
> > >> possible for a user to prohibit such persons from watchlisting him or
> > her?
> > >> If it's not possible to selectively prohibit, how about an on/off
> > switch,
> > >> i.e. *no-one* may watchlist an editor's individual talkpage.
> > >>
> > >> Trillium Corsage
> > >>
> > >> 21.05.2016, 02:20, "Johan Jönsson" <email clipped>:
> > >> > On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 1:06 AM, Danny Horn <dh...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> > >> >>  Hi everyone,
> > >> >>
> > >> >>  WMF's Community Tech team is starting to work on a Cross-wiki
> > >> watchlist,
> > >> >>  one of the top 10 wishes in the Community Wishlist Survey that we
> > >> conducted
> > >> >>  at the end of last year. [1]
> > >> >>
> > >> >>  We're running a survey on how people use their watchlists, to help
> > >> inform
> > >> >>  our work.
> > >> >
> > >> > Hi everyone,
> > >> >
> > >> > A couple of months ago, the Community Tech team ran a survey to
> gather
> > >> > information on how Wikimedians use their watchlists. You can see the
> > >> > results here:
> > >> >
> > >>
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Tech/Cross-wiki_watchlist#Survey_results
> > >> >
> > >> > If you're interested, there are also some very early and rough
> > >> > wireframes available on the project page:
> > >> >
> > >>
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Tech/Cross-wiki_watchlist#Current_work.2C_for_discussion
> > >> >
> > >> > //Johan Jönsson
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