Problem: Restricted limits on watchlist views, make it hard to keep up with changes, if we're not continuously active on a wiki.
Two proposals in the 2016 community wishlist, propose increasing the "1,000" page limit currently given in wllimit as shown in Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-watchlist e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-watchlist
I'm filing this to get a technical response on:
- Are there performance concerns with increasing this limit?
- If so, could they be resolved by only increasing the limit for certain user-groups (and how complicated would that be)?
- Are there any other concerns?
- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2016_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Categories/Watchlists#Quickly_open_a_diff_for_the_changes_since_one_last_checked_a_page (comments)