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Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Reading/Bookmarking

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  • Problem: There are no bookmarking if reader is on break or sleep.
  • Who would benefit: Everyone
  • Proposed solution: To resume reading if reader takes break.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Farpen (talk) 05:32, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  • If you need to save an article, you can press the star button and it is added to your watchlist, if you want to save the section of the article you are reading, you can click that section on the content table and save it as a browser bookmark.WikiAviator (talk) 13:56, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • A list of "Saved pages" could be really useful, if readers were informed of the feature. Browser bookmarks can be hard to navigate through, and have limited scalability; Watchlists serve a different purpose. — Bilorv (talk) 20:02, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • I’d really welcome such a feature. In contrast to client-side, most browser’s bookmarks functionality our implementation could (and should) take account of collections, i.e. books on Wikibooks. I usually only have one bookmark in physical/paper books. Setting a new bookmark should override the last bookmark in the same collection/Wikibook. (I mean, in addition to that, sometimes I mark individual pages by putting sticky notes on them, but those aren’t really bookmarks, rather mere labels.) Kays (talk) 23:09, 20 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • fwiw, this is a feature in the native smartphone app, so sounds like a matter of bringing it to desktop/browser. This said, I agree with the comments above—browsers already have ample built-in and extension-based methods for saving links across the Internet and there is little benefit in competing with that unless there is something about bookmarking behavior specific to browsing Wikimedia properties. czar 05:31, 23 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • Problem: It's hard to keep track of what you want to read. Sometimes you're in the middle of an article, and see a link to an interesting page, but forget about it because there's no easy way to save it.
  • Who would benefit: Everyone who does a lot of in-depth research on WikiPedia!
  • Proposed solution: Implement a library of reading lists, similar to the one present on the mobile versions of WikiPedia
  • Proposer: Raven rs (talk) 01:12, 18 November 2020 (UTC)


In My Library you make your categories and save articles to the section. Favorites are star marked and head each category or overview page.

Ldorigo95 (talk) 09:52, 18 November 2020 (UTC) I added some details on this submissions as I would also like it to see the day. The functionality is already present on mobile, I feel like it's really missing on the online version.

  • I appreciate that this proposal suggests the user's Reading List should sync across all devices (mobile and web browsers). - ZuluKane (talk) 17:46, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
  • @Ldorigo95: Yes, there are similarities with favorites, bookmark etc. However, I think multiple propasals can be combined. My proposal is "My Library" where you collect all your articles. But you can subdivide them by category (you make a "folder" where you put your articles by your topics "WW II", "US history" etc). But you can also mark "favorite/star marked", rate them by importance (5 points) articles you just "follow" for updates etc. So you can have several markings on an article you put in "economy" which you "follow" and you rate it 4 points making raknking it higher and you have it as your favorite. On your my library screen you see the latest updates on your followed and you have an short-overview to your favorites. In this way you always find and can sort the articles most important to you as fast as possible. A "Reading List" can extract updated articles you follow or related articles. There should also be "unread/read".

    — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Raven rs (talk) 08:38, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

  • @Raven rs, Ldorigo95, and ZuluKane: I've merged this in to the Bookmarking proposal. Feel free to add more info here as you see fit. —Sam Wilson 03:01, 25 November 2020 (UTC)