New Watchlist Filters

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The Joy
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New Watchlist Filters

Post by The Joy » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:24 am

I logged into Wikipedia to check my watchlist and got an alert about new changes to the list.

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Edit_Rev ... dit_review
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Re: New Watchlist Filters

Post by Auggie » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:56 am

Holy cow that is complicated. I will have to look again tomorrow.

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Re: New Watchlist Filters

Post by The Joy » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:25 am

"In the long run, volunteers are the most expensive workers you'll ever have." -Red Green

"Really, what we want now, is not laws against crime, but a law against insanity. That is where the true evil lies." -Mark Twain

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Re: New Watchlist Filters

Post by Renée Bagslint » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:27 am

A badly thought-out, badly-implemented change introduced without discussing it with those who might use on the basis of effort applied without asking users what their needs are. I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked.

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Re: New Watchlist Filters

Post by Dysklyver » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:45 pm

I initially hated it. Then I found that it has lots of filter options. I can set it to only show changes I haven't seen, only show problem edits, only show certain kinds of edits, log actions, wikidata changes.

it's great for when you have a massive watchlist but don't edit, it allows easy examination of what is happening on your favorite pages without seeing irrelevant stuff.
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Re: New Watchlist Filters

Post by Renée Bagslint » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:16 pm

Dysklyver wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:45 pm
it's great for when you have a massive watchlist but don't edit,
What would be the point of a watchlist if you don't edit?

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Re: New Watchlist Filters

Post by Dysklyver » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:47 pm

I can see what happens on interesting articles. I enjoy reading Wikipedia as much as editing it. AfD's are a particular unappreciated spectator sport, and if I don't stay involved in something to at least a minimal extent I will lose touch.
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