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for logged in users: if you go to a certain page multiple times it shows up automatically

  • Problem: needing to type the same long title a ridiculous number of times
  • Who would benefit: all users who need to go to the same page multiple times
  • Proposed solution: a user history section and having pages show up by relevance
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Seak knowlage (talk) 20:50, 19 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • This is a request for a "recently-viewed pages" feature, with weighting by the number of visits, yes? That would be nice. Johnbod (talk) 19:31, 20 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • It can be collapsed, when not used.--BoldLuis (talk) 18:13, 11 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Support Support Imetsia (talk) 18:55, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support This would make anti-vandalism patrol a lot easier as well by reducing the number of tabs we need to manage. ThadeusOfNazereth (talk) 19:32, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support --NGC 54 (talk / contribs) 19:59, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support ...Or if that page appears in your watchlist. I definitely support that feature. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 20:15, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Pmau (talk) 21:41, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Good idea شادي (talk) 22:29, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support YFdyh000 (talk) 23:01, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Eric0892 (talk) 01:09, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support BALA. RTalk 01:29, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 02:06, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Comment I would support this if were based on watchlist rather than page viewing history. Otherwise, we'll end up needing a whole new interface for editing and purging our page viewing history. (Imagine you're about to give a Wikipedia presentation to 1000 people at Wikimania and you recently had to revert vandalism at erotic asphyxiation.) Kaldari (talk) 02:33, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Baltakatei (talk) 16:54, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose it seems practical at first, but that could get really irritating if I only want to check something out a few times and it gets in my way when I'm looking to go somewhere else. Tyrekecorrea (talk) 18:46, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support BoldLuis (talk) 18:13, 11 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose I do not believe we should be tracking user behaviour in this much detail, for privacy and data rights reasons. I don't quite know what information the WMF currently gleans from us but I would discourage them storing more data without good reason. Kaldari points out one unintended consequence, but I argue that a much more common one would be that of a parent going on a shared family computer and learning via this mechanism that their child is gay or trans or anything else that a person's reading history tells us about them that they wouldn't expect another person using the same device to discover by accident. — Bilorv (talk) 23:58, 13 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose, per Bilorv and Tyrekecorrea, and because this is redundant with browser bookmarking, and with just creating a user-spaced favorites list.  — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  08:14, 15 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Neutral Neutral Ok if it is based on the watchlist, not our habits TechAcquisitor (talk) 19:53, 15 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]