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(main | setnotificationtimestamp)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module requires write rights.
  • This module only accepts POST requests.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0+

Update the notification timestamp for watched pages.

This affects the highlighting of changed pages in the watchlist and history, and the sending of email when the "Email me when a page or a file on my watchlist is changed" preference is enabled.


Work on all watched pages.

Type: boolean (details)

Timestamp to which to set the notification timestamp.

Type: timestamp (allowed formats)

Revision to set the notification timestamp to (one page only).

Type: integer

Revision to set the notification timestamp newer than (one page only).

Type: integer

When more results are available, use this to continue.


A list of titles to work on.

Separate values with |. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).

A list of page IDs to work on.

Type: list of integers
Separate values with |. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).

A list of revision IDs to work on.

Type: list of integers
Separate values with |. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).

Get the list of pages to work on by executing the specified query module.

Note: Generator parameter names must be prefixed with a "g", see examples.

One of the following values: allcategories, alldeletedrevisions, allfileusages, allimages, alllinks, allpages, allredirects, allrevisions, alltransclusions, backlinks, categories, categorymembers, configuredpages, deletedrevisions, duplicatefiles, embeddedin, exturlusage, fileusage, images, imageusage, iwbacklinks, langbacklinks, links, linkshere, oldreviewedpages, pageswithprop, prefixsearch, protectedtitles, querypage, random, recentchanges, redirects, reviewedpages, revisions, search, templates, transcludedin, unreviewedpages, watchlist, watchlistraw

Automatically resolve redirects in titles, pageids, and revids, and in pages returned by generator.

Type: boolean (details)

Convert titles to other variants if necessary. Only works if the wiki's content language supports variant conversion. Languages that support variant conversion include gan, iu, kk, ku, shi, sr, tg, uz, zh.

Type: boolean (details)

A "csrf" token retrieved from action=query&meta=tokens

This parameter is required.
Reset the notification status for the entire watchlist.
api.php?action=setnotificationtimestamp&entirewatchlist=&token=123ABC [open in sandbox]
Reset the notification status for Main page.
api.php?action=setnotificationtimestamp&titles=Main_page&token=123ABC [open in sandbox]
Set the notification timestamp for Main page so all edits since 1 January 2012 are unviewed.
api.php?action=setnotificationtimestamp&titles=Main_page&timestamp=2012-01-01T00:00:00Z&token=123ABC [open in sandbox]
Reset the notification status for pages in the User namespace.
api.php?action=setnotificationtimestamp&generator=allpages&gapnamespace=2&token=123ABC [open in sandbox]