This ticket clarifies that in the New Filters (as implemented on both RC page and Watchlist), it's our intention that the following settings will NOT be captured by "Saved filters" (bookmarking).That is, when a user bookmarks a group of settings, or saves that bookmark as a Default filter, the following will not be part of that group of saved settings:
- Number of changes to show
- Number of Days or Hours to search.
Furthermore, these two functions, and these functions only, will be "sticky," in the sense that they will remain at whatever setting a user sets them until the user changes them again—even if, for example, the user closes the tab and browser, shuts down, resets all preferences, etc.
To clarify, there are default preferences for both of these.* Those default preferences will apply to all new users and others who have not changed their settings. But as soon as a user changes either setting, the user's selection becomes, in effect, a hidden preference.
[*I believe the defaults are as follows: RC page, 7 days and 50 results; Watchlist, 3 days and 250 results when in Latest Revision mode. Currently there is no WL results limit when not in Latest Revision, but we are going to change that.]