Both Recent Changes and Watchlist offer the ability to bookmark filter settings to the "Saved filters" menu. Because these pages have slightly different toolsets (e.g., Watchlist doesn't have the "On Watchlist" and "Not on Watchlist" filters), because users may well have different filtering needs on these two pages, and because the default settings on the two pages are different, we need to make sure that the two pages' "Saved filters" collections are separate.
- The tools will work in exactly the same way on both pages. But when RC page beta users (even those with many Saved Filters on RC page) show up on day 1 of the Watchlist beta, they will find 1) their Saved filters menu is empty and 2) the "No links saved yet" message is displayed.
- The RC and WL groups of of filter settings will be entirely separate
- E.g., the RC Saved Filters are not listed anywhere in the WL menu
- E.g., Users can set entirely separate default filters for RC and WL.
(What if a knowledgable user copied the URL parameters for a complex setting from RC page to WL? It would be nice if the parameter strings were compatible, so the user could simply copy, paste, and then bookmark. But absolute compatibility is not required and we don't need to spend a lot of time reconciling differences.)