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.
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  • Proposer: cristixav (talk) 09:05, 17 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


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)[reply]

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)[reply]
  • 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)[reply]