Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Watchlists/Server filtration by user, tag or substring

Server filtration by user, tag or substring

  • Problem: In some wikis there are some cases of flooding by one or more users, which do bot-like actions without bot-flag. These changes make impossible to get all changes in a watchlist (sometimes even limit=5000 isn't enough)
  • Who would benefit: All users who work with big watchlist
  • Proposed solution: To add filtering (off) edits/changes which are done by 1) specific user, 2) have specific tag or 3) have specific substring in title or in edit description.
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  • Proposer: Infovarius (talk) 23:05, 21 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Yes, i think this would be useful as a both filter on OR filter off feature. --Zache (talk) 18:21, 28 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  •   Oppose This proposal is unrelated to your watchlist, as filtering by user means that you would be watching all editions of this user and not over all the pages you watch. For this reason, I believe that even by filter it is not possible to solve this proposal. WikiFer msg 16:51, 9 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]