Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Watchlists/Allow seeing all changes since last visit directly from Special:Watchlist

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  • Problem: If you go to your watchlist/RC and want to see diff of all changes of some specific page since you last visited that page, there is no link or button to achieve this in one click.
At the moment, there is only "diff" and "hist" on a watchlist line. If 5 changes have been done since my last visit (1st is the older, 5th the last), I can't see them immediately. "diff" will show the difference between the current and the previous change (between changes 4 and 5), "hist" will show the entire history page. Solution could be a link to show the diff of the 5 last changes, like it is on grouped recent changes ("cur" link that displays the result of diff=0).
  • Who would benefit: Users monitoring pages by changes since last visit
  • Proposed solution: Add some button or change diff link target (if showing just the last change preference is on) to view diff of all changes since last visit, not only the last change to date.
  • More comments:

Discussion[edit]

  • Endorse. Truly a no-brainer. NMaia (talk) 00:46, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment The new filters (available on all wikis as a Beta feature) allow that for watchlists ("Unseen changes" filter). Trizek (WMF) (talk) 09:58, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
    So you can click on some button in watchlist and see more unseen revisions in one diff? --Dvorapa (talk) 11:31, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
    @Trizek (WMF): Maybe you mean something like T74937? (not to be confused with) --Dvorapa (talk) 11:36, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
    Dvorapa, yes, that's the same principle: you can monitor all unseen changes on your watchlist. To try it, please go to your home wiki and enable the "Nové filtry pro kontrolu úprav" (New filters for edit review) Beta feature on your wiki, and then check on your watchlist. There is more than one click to set it up, but you can also save your filters setup to retrieve them quickly. If you have questions or feedback about that feature, please use the feedback page. Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:28, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
    @Trizek (WMF): But this doesn't solve the issue presented in this wish. --Dvorapa (talk) 13:42, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
    I've probably misunderstood your wish, Dvorapa; sorry about that. Can you elaborate it a bit? I may not be the only one to misunderstood it. Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:50, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
    @Trizek (WMF): I've tried, but I can not speak English very well. I've also tried to describe it in T171717. The problem is not so complicated as it looks from my descriptions. --Dvorapa (talk) 14:08, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
    You can post in your language Dvorapa, and we will find someone to translate. :) Trizek (WMF) (talk) 14:29, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
    @Trizek (WMF): I think now it is more clear, what do you think? --Dvorapa (talk) 14:35, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
    It is Dvorapa, thank you for that change. My reply was clearly out of topic. May you should add an example? Something like: "At the moment, there is only "diff" and "hist" on a watchlist line. If 5 changes have been done since my last visit (1 is the older, 5 the last), I can't see them immediately. "diff" will show the difference between the current and the previous change (between changes 4 and 5), "hist" will show the entire history page. Solution : a link to show the diff of the 5 last changes." Trizek (WMF) (talk) 11:37, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
    Thank you for your opinion and suggestion, I copied it above, because you worded it really nicely :) (I hope you don't mind) --Dvorapa (talk) 15:44, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
  • I think “enhanced watchlist” (Group changes by page in recent changes and watchlist setting) does this fairly well: it has “X [changes] since last visit” links, even though they work only within one day. This proposal asks a bit more (links also working between several days), but may be less important. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 21:04, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

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