Wikipedia talk:Watchlist notices

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Restoring dismissed watchlist notices?[edit]

How can dismissed watchlist notices be un-dismissed? The old trick of deleting Wikipedia watchlist cookies doesn't work. --Lexein (talk) 16:21, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Short of viewing MediaWiki:Watchlist-details directly (which I've sometimes done to remind myself which messages are presently open), I don't know. Please note that this page isn't watched by very many people; so I've posted a request at WP:VPT#Restoring dismissed watchlist notices?. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:24, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
If you really want to restore the message on the watchlist: The source of the Watchlist-details page gives a cookie number for each entry. If you inspect your browser's cookies you will find a cookie from for a hidden item, for example hidewatchlistmessage-134 for the current election discussion. Removing that cookie restores the entry. --Mirokado (talk) 17:14, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
I've just noticed that Lexein has already said this was not working. It did for me just now. --Mirokado (talk) 17:46, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks all. I see that the notice I was interested in is really gone from Watchlist-details, so the cookie trick probably would have worked. Seeing the notice trumps restoring the dismissed message; in that light, I've boldly added a short note at the bottom. --Lexein (talk) 19:47, 21 October 2012 (UTC)
  • I never cease to amazed at the obscure things Mirokado knows. He's a veritable coal mine of information. EEng 00:43, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Current notice link hard to see - accessibility issue. Plus, can't find it in the four usual places[edit]

Moved to MediaWiki_talk:Geonotice.js#Moved_discussion -- please watchlist that discussion page. --Lexein (talk) 15:39, 5 December 2012 (UTC)