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Place all the buttons in one element

Nthep (talkcontribs)

I don't understand why the buttons "Show last XXX edits" and "NNN days" are in mw-rcfilters-ui-filterWrapperWidget-bottom while "mark all changes as read" and "saved filters" are in mw-rcfilters-ui-filterWrapperWidget-top There is more than enough room to place all four buttons/drop down selectors in the same row (widget-top?) which looks neater and reduces the amount of space taken up before the actual content of the watchlist displays. With the notices at the top and then the filter section on a 1366 x 768 display I am only seeing the first three entries on the watchlist without having to scroll down.

JMatazzoni (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi @Nthep:. I can see why you'd say that. But what's not visible is that we're still adding features to the interface. That space won't be blank always. Still, there have been some changes in our planning recently, and I'll check with our designer to see if he wants to consolidate any of these buttons.

Nthep (talkcontribs)

Fair enough but please remember that the articles in the watchist themselves are (or should be) the main focus of the page - not a series of navigation tools that are only used infrequently by a majority of users. Couldn't the whole filter section be collapsible with the default being either collapsed or user-defined? i.e. easily called up when the need/desire to use the filters is there but not "wasting space" when not needed.

JMatazzoni (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Making the filter panel collapsible is a good idea. I'm pinging the designer,


Pginer-WMF (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your feedback Nthep,

I totally agree that the list of results is the main focus for pages such as Recent changes and the Watchlist. As we have been adding new capabilities to these pages we kept a look to not cause regressions in that aspect. Comparing with the previous versions the list of results should not be pushed down (it may even appear slightly above than it used to). You can see these comparisons for Recent changes and the Watchlist for the before and after states.

Given the diversity of wikis and individual contexts it is possible that our current approach has room for improvement and we are open to explore options. Having the filters available for the Watchlst in beta would allow us also to get more data on how much those are used to consider whether collapsing or rearranging some of the controls seems more beneficial.

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