To get a handle on whether and how much the New Filters are slowing down Watchlist and Recent Changes, we will make tests and publish them to a wiki page.
Results will be the average of 5 page loads
All tests to be performed
- for Recent Changes and Watchlist both
- with cold cache versus hot cache both
- On English Wikipedia (which, as the biggest, should show up any differences the most)
Test on old and new UX for comparison
- Default filter sets (see below).
- Default filter sets + "Experienced users", "Learners", "#Blanking" and ":User talk" (intended to see if adding more standard filters makes a difference).
Test new UX only
- "Typical" ORES filter set" (see below)
- "Rare" (slower) ORES filter set" (see below)
Results table example
To clarify the various tests involved, I prepared a results table that can be a model for how the results might be published.
Typical ORES filter set
Rare ORES filter set (note short search period and low result limit)
Current Default Settings
The following are the pre-New Filters default preferences for RC and WL. The preferences here are described as they will be implemented in the New Filters UX, except for those that do not exist in the new UX and will continue to be presented on the Preferences page.
- 7 days, 50 results.
- Active filters = Logged edits, page creations, page edits, human (not bot)
Watchlist ( existing defaults)
- 3 days, 250 maximum results
- Active filters: Latest revision, Logged edits, page creations, page edits. [Note: unlike RC page, “Human (not bot)” is NOT a default]
- Active WL pref page options: "Add pages I create and files I upload to my watchlist", "Add new files I upload to my watchlist"