Proposal:Multiple watchlists

From Strategic Planning
Status (see valid statuses)

The status of this proposal is:
Request for Discussion / Sign-Ups

Every proposal should be tied to one of the strategic priorities below.

Edit this page to help identify the priorities related to this proposal!

  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation


Allow users to maintain more than one watchlist and to share lists with other users.


One could implement multiple watchlists and an expression syntax to form new sets from lists. An editor could for instance want to view pages from list A and B but without any entries also on list C and restricted to the changes that were made during his holiday trip so the expression could be something like "select X as (A + B) - C from Oct 10 to Oct 25" and would create a new list X. Administrators could also use lists to form categories or to delete groups of pages and, of course, categories could be added to lists as lists of pages.

(from Proposal talk:Article modification alert#Multiple watchlists)


The change log for a page can be subscribed to as an RSS feed with the watchlist functioning as a very basic feed reader. The simplest way to implement this feature might be to improve integration with external feedreaders. This would not only allow the watchlist to be divided up into sublists but would also allow watch lists from other wikimedia projects and even other mediawiki projects to be combined. The issue then is how to automatically add pages to the watchlist.



Key Questions

How can I manage all my wiki-accounts in different languages easily?

How can I check all changes since my last visit without clicking me through hundreds of menus, ...?

Potential Costs


Community Discussion

Do you have a thought about this proposal? A suggestion? Discuss this proposal by going to Proposal talk:Multiple watchlists.

Want to work on this proposal?

  1. .. Sign your name here!