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Consult en.wiki community re. how to adapt indicator for "unseen changes" on Watchlist
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On most wikis, new, or "unseen", changes on Watchilist are indicated by boldface of the page title. The English Wikipedia community, however, elected to override this and to institute a system that uses a blue dot in the left margin for seen changes and a bright green (3D) dot for unseen changes. This system poses a problem now that Collaboration Team is extending the New Filters for Edit Review UX to Watchlist.

The New Filters uses colored dots in the left margin to indicate what colors of highlighting have been applied to edits. Testing shows users find these dots very helpful, particularly when multiple colors have been applied to a particular edit, as in the example below.

Any number of options could resolve this conflict. En.wiki could go back to boldfacing. They could simply use the highlighting provided by the New Filters in combination with the new "Unseen changes" filter. Or we offer a solution below that makes a minimal change to the existing New Filters dots, indicating seen/unseen by means of dots that are, respectively, outlined or filled in. This has the advantage of being similar with the use of filled/hollow dots in Notifications to similarly indicate seen vs. unseen states.

Filled/empty bullet pointsFilled/empty bullet points (when also using highlight)

In order to provide the best possible for experience for en.wiki Watchlist users, we will consult with them and see what solution they prefer.

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@Pginer-WMF, can you please provide illustrations of your hollow/filled dot solution, so @Trizek-WMF can take this to the people? Thanks.

Once you've done so, please move to the Communication & Documentation column. Thanks.

Pginer-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Jul 21 2017, 9:00 AM

@Pginer-WMF, can you please provide illustrations of your hollow/filled dot solution, so @Trizek-WMF can take this to the people? Thanks.

I added the mockups to the ticket description, and moved the ticket to the Communication & Documentation column.

@Pginer-WMF, can you please provide illustrations of your hollow/filled dot solution, so @Trizek-WMF can take this to the people? Thanks.

I added the mockups to the ticket description, and moved the ticket to the Communication & Documentation column.

Thanks! I'll do this in August.

By the way @Pginer-WMF, the F8805086 has a filter using blue highlight and the results in the list have a yellow background.

Pginer-WMF updated the task description. (Show Details)Jul 21 2017, 1:23 PM

By the way @Pginer-WMF, the F8805086 has a filter using blue highlight and the results in the list have a yellow background.

Good catch, thanks! I replaced the image in the description to avoid confusions.

Trizek-WMF added a comment.EditedAug 9 2017, 3:12 PM

I've said thank on the feedback received.

All but one participants are supporting the idea of having bold back. There is only one push-back, asking for a RfC to change the 2012 decision. Other people said people and things change.

Reintroduce bold on English Wikipedia will be done as part of the Beta feature. It is an opportunity to try the popularity of this "feature" for them. User testing and community feedback from English Wikipedia will give us the pulse for bold. If people are not happy, they can custom the interface.

I advice to move on and use bold. Bold is used on all wikis.

Trizek-WMF closed this task as Resolved.Aug 9 2017, 3:12 PM