Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Watchlists/Grouping watched pages

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Grouping watched pages

  • Problem: Everyone watches different pages for different reasons – some are noticeboards, some are projects to do, and some are watched for vandalism or sockpuppetry, however people with large watchlists can often forget why they watch a page. To use myself as an example, I primarily work countering spam, and many recurring sockmasters edit a large number of pages (which I watch), making it difficult to remember why I have a certain page watched, and for which sockmaster.
  • Proposed solution: Create a method of allowing the user to create and name watchlist groups (very similar to how filters can be created at Special:RecentChanges.) When a page is watched, there could be an option to add it to a watchlist group, similar to how you can select the duration of time to watch a page. Ideally, the user should also be able to filter their watchlist by group, and possibly assign different groups colors.
  • Who would benefit: Most Wikimedia users, especially anyone with a large watchlist.
  • More comments: I'm not massively familiar with MediaWiki, but I imagine it would involve re-purposing a lot of code from RecentChanges, especially bits surrounding the filter mechanisms.
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Giraffer (talk) 23:11, 14 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


A similar proposal to Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Watchlists#Large watchlist access 2A00:23C4:E845:5B00:24AF:C351:D079:6898 01:19, 15 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for sharing, I hadn't seen that. I'm not proposing splitting up a watchlist or creating numerous ones, but adding the ability to "categorize" pages within it and sort by them. Giraffer (talk) 10:34, 15 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • This should be much simpler to deal with than previous requests; the work is to be done by the user themselves, putting things in the categoriesa thewy want. The basic operation of the watchlists can go on the usual way. -- if I understand this correctlyDGG (talk) 05:40, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Special:RecentChangesLinked continues to exist for this use case. --Izno (talk) 19:01, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe even more similar to Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Watchlists/Multiple watchlists. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
12:05, 30 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]