[WikiEN-l] Watchlist feature requests (was Re: Cruft)

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Wed May 3 09:07:20 UTC 2006

Guillaume Paumier wrote:
> On 5/3/06, Steve Bennett <stevage at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 03/05/06, Alphax (Wikipedia email) <alphasigmax at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> How many articles are on your watchlist? Do /you/ check every edit that
>>> appears on your watchlist?
>> Until there are better facilities for managing watchlists, I don't
>> think anyone can do that. I have close to 1000 articles on mine, and
>> others have 5 or 10 times as many. I tend to find that using "my
>> contributions" works better, checking any article for which my edit is
>> not the latest.
>> If anyone did feel like building some watchlist management tools, here
>> are some requests:
>> * Create a view which shows each article in your watchlist, sorted by
>> the most recent change (unlike the current view which can show each
>> article several times)
>> * Add checkboxes to the previously described view, allowing you to
>> rapidly unselect large numbers of pages from the watch list
>> * Add an option to remove all pages which you have not edited in the
>> last X days, or for which none of the last Y edits have been made for
>> you.
>> * Allow a way of bookmarking pages without actually "watching" them.
>> That is, to record the fact that a particular page was interesting,
>> without actually wanting to be informed of every change to that page.
>> *On a watchlist view, provide a link to compare the current version of
>> the page with the last version that you edited.
>> Even a way to bulk delete *all* items from my watchlist would be
>> better than nothing. So frequently I want to watch an article for a
>> couple of days, but that's it. I end up with hundreds of articles I
>> don't really have much interest in, but there's no way to prune them
>> except by the very tedious process of unwatching them one at a time.
> Some of your requests are available through edition of your 
> monobook.js. Contributors from fr wikipedia have created javascripts 
> to manage watchlist easilly: for example, you can remove all articles
> from your watchlist, or only subpages from AfD... you can also hide
> bots in your watchlist. You can find this there :
> http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Monobook/Fonctions_avanc%C3%A9es

Oh yes, there's
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_User_scripts on en:
which has a heap of these sort of things (somewhere). I've crosslinked them.

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