[Wikipedia-l] suggestion: truncated watch list

Brion VIBBER 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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