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Please change the default watchlist time to 7 days
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The default time for the number of days to show in a watchlist is 3 days (e.g., https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-watchlist).

Many less-experienced contributors edit only once or twice a week, so this default means that they miss changes that happen right after their most recent edits. Changing this to 7 days would make it easy for more people to see what's happened since their last editing session.

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Change 445038 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jforrester; owner: Jforrester):
[mediawiki/core@master] Expand the default watchlist time from 3 to 7 days

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/445038

Change 445038 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/core@master] Expand the default watchlist time from 3 to 7 days

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/445038

Jdforrester-WMF closed this task as Resolved.