New Filters on Watchlist are graduating out of beta. This is a great opportunity to work with Tech ambassadors. :)
[Announcement to share to the communities]
Plans to graduate the New Filters on Watchlist out of beta
Collaboration team is announcing plans to graduate the New Filters for Edit Review out of beta on Watchlist by late June or early July. After launch, this suite of improved edit-search tools will be standard on all wikis. Individuals who prefer the existing Watchlist interface will be able to opt out by means of a new preference.
The New Filters introduce an easier yet more powerful user interface to Watchlist as well as a whole list of filters and other tools that make reviewing edits more efficient, including live page updating, user-defined highlighting,the ability to create special-purpose filter sets and save them for re-use and (on wikis with ORES enabled) predictive filters powered by machine learning. If you’re not familiar with the New Filters, please give them a try on Watchlist by activating the New Filters beta feature. In particular, it would be very helpful if you can test the new functionality with your local gadgets and configurations. The documentation pages provide guidance on how to use the many new tools you’ll discover.
Over 70,000 people have activated the New Filters beta, which has been in testing on Watchlist for more than eight months. We feel confident that the features are stable and effective, but if you have thoughts about these tools or the beta graduation, please let us know on the project talk page. In particular, tell us if you know of a special incompatibility or other issue that makes the New Filters problematic on your wiki. We’ll examine the blocker and may delay release on your wiki until the issue can be addressed.
What people will see
- First batch of wikis: all wikis except the ones listed on T171030#3549355 - week of the 18th of June.
- Second batch: al remaining wikis (aka the ones listed on T171030#3549355) - week of the 25th of June if things go well, later if not.
- Third batch, for wikis with concerns and actionable blockers, identified as such by the development team (whether they are sensible, consistent with the project, actionable, realistic, measurable…): not later that the end of July.
How to coordinate?
If you want to assist the deployment, please share that announcement to your community and copy the link here. Please also share your ideas about how to announce that:
- on village pump
- on a local newsletter
- on the watchlist notice (suggested by @Kaartic)
- on any language group regarding to your wiki or group of wikis
If you have questions or feedback about that process or the deployment in itself, please share them below.
If you have questions or feedback about the filters, please post them on on the project talk page.