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Add a deeplink from Special:Watchlist to watchlist in Special:Preferences
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As a user, when I'm visiting my Special:Watchlist page it would be good to know about the existence of Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-watchlist as these settings effect the behaviour of Special:Watchlist.

There are already several links to editing your watchlist from Special:Watchlist but there is no mention of the watchlist configuration in Special:Preferences which effect the behaviour of Special:Watchlist. For example, settings under Advanced Options control what defaults are set on Special:Watchlist and settings under Display options can stop any results from loading on Special:Watchlist at all (although this doesn't appear to be intended behaviour - see T176033).

This deeplink could be added to mw-watchlist-toollinks at the top of the page so instead of displaying:

For username (View relevant changes | View and edit watchlist | Edit raw watchlist | Clear the watchlist)

It might instead display:

For username (View relevant changes | View and edit watchlist | Edit raw watchlist | Clear the watchlist | Edit watchlist preferences)

For the discussion on what caused this enhancement request see: T176033.

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dasime created this task.Nov 19 2017, 2:06 PM
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This is a great idea. The team discussed this and we think that it should be part of a broader discussion about configuring preferences. We're are moving it to a column for considering it in the future.