[Wikipedia-l] suggestion: truncated watch list
brion at pobox.com
Fri Aug 2 08:33:02 UTC 2002
Toby Bartels wrote:
> No, I want a long Watchlist too, and I agree with Tarquin.
> I want to know if *any* of these pages is edited, however minorly,
> but I don't want to wait for them to load on the special page.
> For my money, adopting the format of other special pages,
> listing only the past 3 days or the past 30 edits by default,
> will be quite sufficient; no need for new formats like dumb lists.
I sometimes use my watchlist like a bookmark list to hold things that I
might want to jump to later -- particularly things in the non-article
namespaces which can't be gotten at through the search function.
A dumb/long list is nice because I can use my browser's text search on
the titles listed in it; but the need for this would largely go away if
I could search in Wikipedia: and User:.
(Sure, I could just use the 'bookmark' function of my browser, but that
would be cheating, wouldn't it?)
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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