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Anduril.Xavier (talkcontribs)

Killing "Collections" - Why?

In a very short time, the Beta Collections feature became my go-to tool for planning and organizing research on topics of both personal and professional interest. Given that I have been unable to even find a gadget for viewing my search histories on Wikipedia (DUH!, you guys), this is extremely disappointing. I guarantee that usage of Wikipedia would increase exponentially if this feature became permanent for all users - mine sure did!

PS: Browsing public collections was also fun, thought provoking, and informative, but they should be searchable by keyword or topic, not just viewable in order of most recently created.

Melamrawy (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your feedback. Was it more useful as a feature for keeping a list of pages for your own use, or sharing a link to your list was a more usable?

Anduril.Xavier (talkcontribs)

I had only discovered this beta feature in the last few weeks, and was happily saving pages for my own future reading and review, as that's all I have time for right now, but I'm sure that I would have created public collections for use by colleagues and other interested users in the future. Really surprised this type of function hasn't been a basic feature on your site from almost the beginning, unless affording data storage was the main factor. As popular as Wiki already is, I'm convinced it could be an even bigger part of our everyday lives.

WereSpielChequers (talkcontribs)

Hi Anduril, have you tried using your watchlist - you can click a button at the top of any article to add them to your private watchlist. As for creating lists and publicly sharing them, if they have encyclopaedic purpose we have lots of lists on wikipedia. (talkcontribs)

please bring back 'collection' feature

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