Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Reading/"Favourite" or "Followed pages" button

"Favourite" or "Followed pages" button

  • Problem: Watchlist not so reader-friendly
  • Who would benefit: everyone
  • Proposed solution: either a new"Favourites" button or a button which would lead the reader directly to the read version of the watchlist pages, ordered alphabetically.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: cristixav (talk) 09:05, 17 November 2020 (UTC)


I think it would be helpful to have either a "Favourite pages" button, which would lead the readers straight to a list of pages they like/constantly need for reference etc, which would be internal, i.e. once a wikimedia project is accessed, and not relying on the "favourite" feature of the browser. Alternatively, one could create a button for the existing watchlist, which would lead the reader directly to the read version of the article. The list of favourites/watched pages should be alphabetical and not dependent upon the chronology of updates. All the existing features would remain in place. Ideally, such a button should also work across languages and projects. cristixav (talk) 09:05, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

I don't see what benefits this would bring over the bookmark feature or the session/tab-saving feature every browser I know of has. Silver hr (talk) 11:53, 17 November 2020 (UTC) Actually, I thought of one - storing the data remotely would make it work across devices. But then again, cloud services for storing bookmarks/browser sessions exist. I guess I'm neutral on this. Silver hr (talk) 12:00, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
  • I'm merging a very similar proposal here. It was Add a "favorite this page" in the "watch this page" star:
    • Problem: The most important articles to a particular editor get lost in a big watchlist
    • Who would benefit: Editors who watch a lot of stuff
    • Proposed solution: Add the possibility to "favorite this article". A favorite article would be represented by a golden star where the blue star currently is. Favorite articles (or pages in general) would always appear at the top of the watchlist. A favorite page would also include all the other characteristics of a watched page.
    • Proposer: Bageense (talk) 16:49, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
    @Bageense: I hope this is okay! Sam Wilson 02:35, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
  • This sounds similar to the way the Wikipedia app is set up, with its saved and reading list features. An importation of that sounds good. IntegralPython (talk) 21:43, 27 November 2020 (UTC)


  •   Strong support This proposal is a duplicate of another proposal for bookmarks, however, I will support this, Wikipedia needs bookmarks. MarioSuperstar77 (talk) 20:43, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Redactedentity (talk) 23:44, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support-BALA. RTalk 01:26, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support PianistHere (talk) 01:55, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 01:59, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Most views (iP users can also vote? Why is there a user like this on it?)Wiok (talk) 02:54, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Omda4wady (talk) 07:34, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Browk2512 (talk) 17:51, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support TheAmerikaner (talk) 20:31, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support P.Marlow (talk) 01:30, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support JPxG (talk) 06:05, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Nonahg (talk) 08:59, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Strong support, bc promote usability and easiness. BoldLuis (talk) 18:08, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Wikianer (talk) 09:54, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Rdyornot (talk) 22:36, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Déjà croisé des nouveaux qui pensaient que la liste de suivi est une page pour mettre ses favoris et qui ducoup s'étonnaient de ne pas les voir ensuite car la page en question n'était pas modifier. Je pense qu'on pourrait intégrer ça dans Spécial:Homepage du projet croissance par exemple. -- Nemo Discuter 10:51, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support SeGiba (talk) 18:07, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jstalins (talk) 04:28, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Wolfmartyn (talk) 13:59, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Épico (talk)/(contribs) 23:17, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support EasyKL (talk) 03:49, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Станислав Кондратьев (talk) 23:12, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Xhs 唯心而为 10:22, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Anomlia (talk) 09:42, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Supporttyseria 01:53, 21 December 2020 (UTC)