Topic on Project:Village Pump

Beta feature: advanced filters and more options for Watchlists, starting September 5

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)


As you may already know, the Global Collaboration team has created a Beta feature. This feature is on your wiki since few months: "New filters for edit review". You can activate it in your Beta preferences.

What is this feature again?

This feature improves Special:RecentChanges and Special:RecentChangesLinked. It adds new features that ease vandalism tracking and support of newcomers:

  • Filtering - filter recent changes with easy-to-use and powerful filters combinations, including filtering by namespace or tagged edits.
  • Highlighting - add a colored background to the different changes you are monitoring. It helps quick identification of changes that matter to you.
  • Bookmarking to keep your favorite configurations of filters ready to be used.
  • Quality and Intent Filters - those filters use ORES predictions. They identify real vandalism or good faith intent contributions that need help.

You can know more about this project by visiting the quick tour help page.

What's new?

On September 5, the Beta feature will have a new option. Watchlists will have all new features available on Recent Changes Beta now.

If you have already activated the Beta feature "New filters for edit review", you have no action to take. If you haven't activated the Beta feature "New filters for edit review" and you want to try the filters on Watchlists, please go to your Beta preferences on September 6. It will not be possible to try the filters only on Recent Changes or only on Watchlist.

Please also note that later in September, some changes will happen on Recent Changes. We will release some features at the moment available in Beta as default features. This will impact all users, but we will provide an option to opt-out. I'll recontact you with a more precise schedule and all the details very soon.

You can ping me if you have questions.

Jnanaranjan sahu (talkcontribs)

@Trizek (WMF) Is there any option to disable it by default or for any user? Some of the users don't like it as it has been activated for all.

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)

You can opt out of the new filters by going to the "Opt out" section at the bottom of Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-rc on the wikis you are active on. How ever, like any new change, you should give a chance to that new interface: maybe you will get used to it and find the new features we have added very useful.

Jnanaranjan sahu (talkcontribs)

Thank You @Trizek (WMF). I am already using it since many days, but some user are not interested. Though I have suggested them to use the new feature but they are not convenient for them due to slow internet or something.