Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Watchlists/Thanks from watchlist

Thanks from watchlist

  • Problem: there's no "thank" button on the watchlist
  • Who would benefit: anyone who wants to thank someone for an edit or action without leaving the watchlist window
  • Proposed solution: add a thank link
  • More comments: I believe this has been requested before, but not implemented; it can't be that hard. Please also consider adding a "thank" link to Special:Log pages that don't have it – the block log, for example.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T51541
  • Proposer: Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 11:31, 24 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Haha, that's already a thing in the Portuguese wikipedia (at least). This is the code: pt:Usuário:Bageense/agradecer.js. (Agradecer means thank). The "thank" button is between the "diff" and "his" buttons. Bageense (talk) 17:09, 24 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • There is a userscript on enwp for this, too: en:User:Evad37/Thanky. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 01:07, 29 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • How do you know without viewing the diff that the edit is something that should by thanked? Even if it's an editor you know and generally trust they may have made a mistake - I can't see the use case of blind thanking. KylieTastic (talk) 19:25, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Sounds interesting, the diff may have been viewed from Popups.js or a page that closed unexpectedly. But I am also worried about abuse as well as confused due to accidental clicking, so I expect this to be a feature disabled by default and low development priority. Therefore, some user scripts may be a better choice.--YFdyh000 (talk) 22:40, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • If this ends up being added to the watchlist, it should also be added to the recent pages page for consistency. Hazard-SJ (talk) 04:57, 13 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  •   Support Imetsia (talk) 18:59, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support --NGC 54 (talk / contribs) 20:01, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Oppose If you are not viewing the diff, there is no reason to thank. --Braveheidi (talk) 21:03, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Reviewing diff can be easily enabled for Watchlist, e.g. by userscript Xinbenlv (talk) 22:17, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    If we're making things for people who use userscripts, why can't they just use the userscript to do this? — Rhododendrites talk \\ 00:37, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I don't see anyone objecting to supporting this on UserScript, but UserScript comes at a barrier of technical savvyness and not all editors are good at it. I'd say when people think one usecase is compelling enough, some of them make their userscript, some of them vote to support these usecases to be supported more natively by MediaWiki. At first Twinkle was a user script, it gets adopted later and can be turned on by built-in preferences. I don't view people supporting these features to be objecting to using userscripts. Xinbenlv (talk) 04:26, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    The watchlist (and by extension recent changes) can feel cluttered as-is, so I'm not very eager to add more things that are always visible for everyone if it's primary aimed at people already using a script. Additionally, my intuition, in agreement with Braveheidi's comment, is that you should know more about an edit than just the editor, page, and edit summary before thanking, so that the action isn't done out of context. Hazard-SJ (talk) 04:57, 13 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Kisnaak (talk) 21:26, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Xinbenlv (talk) 22:16, 8 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support NMaia (talk) 03:12, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support —— Eric Liu留言百科用戶頁 04:43, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support In the watchlist it is already possible to view the diff, if the possibility of checking pages just by placing the mouse pointer over the internal link is enabled in your gadget. This proposal is excellent because it aims to include the Thank button within the watchlist itself. In Portuguese Wikipedia, this feature is only available to anyone who is viewing a diff, not within their own watchlist. WikiFer msg 16:21, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Blue Rasberry (talk) 01:41, 10 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Sadads (talk) 16:41, 10 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support I need it! Anntinomy (talk) 08:46, 11 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Somej (talk) 21:08, 11 December 2020 (UTC) yes would be useful, and works well with the "mouseover" for small diffsReply[reply]
  •   Support Golmore (talk) 10:20, 13 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support — Draceane talkcontrib. 13:51, 15 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support SeGiba (talk) 18:01, 15 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Épico (talk)/(contribs) 23:15, 16 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support Simulo (talk) 14:57, 17 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Support DarkGlow (talk) 21:16, 17 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Oppose - "Thanks" link should only appear next to a diff. If you need a userscript to see the diff, then you can implement Thanks inside the userscript, too. — Omegatron (talk) 15:22, 20 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  •   Supporttyseria 01:59, 21 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]