Hi, I'm from ukwiki as well. I don't use these filters, but keep them switched on just to see how they change after some fixes, and to check for missing translations on translatewiki (right now I'm a bit busy to go and translate everything there). Besides, our community has been proposed to take a look at these filters and express some opinions. So here are my complaints.
First of all, why does the filters interface take so much space? I think the inscriptions are too large, but that's not the major problem. The major is: what is all that white space for?
I think it should be redesigned to become more compact and convenient to use.
Secondly, the jumpiness, as mentioned by Base below. I'm not sure if he's been understood correctly. So here's my explanation. If you place a cursor in the search field, the list of filters will open. I have noticed that the list is scalable, and it looks OK and should be set as default as on this example:
Instead now, the moment you place the cursor, it forcibly jumps down to show the bigger list.
I think you should preserve the user's right to choose if one wants to stay at the top of the page or move down to see a larger list of filters. Another issue which you can easily reproduce:
- Open uk:Special:RecentChanges in ukwiki with the New review filters feature enabled and 'Other review tools' open.
- Place a cursor in the search field (the page will jump down to show the larger list)
- Move up to the top of the page using a mouse wheel (the filters list will shorten to fit the page)
- Switch to any another tab in your browser
- Switch back to the RecentChanges tab (you'll be forcibly moved down the page again)
- Repeat the steps 3, 4 and 5 several times just to realize how annoying this can be. (In case that's a separate browser problem, right now I'm using Chrome.)
I hope all this information will somehow help you to improve this feature.