I would love to be able to watch sections of a page instead of whole articles, particularly for pages
like [[Reference Desk]]. Otherwise, pertinent changes to sections that interest me get superceded by
subsequent changes to other sections.
Further details: Helpful for e.g. notability or deletion discussions. Also helpful in case a whole section gets removed or in case of long articles where it's difficult to recognize fast which section was edited.
This card tracks a proposal from the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey
This proposal received 45 support votes, and was ranked #18 out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Watchlists#Section_watchlists
Also proposed in Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016. Received 35 support votes, and ranked #43 out of 265 proposals. View full proposals with discussion and votes here.
This issue was also voted into the top 20 requests of the de-wiki community in 2013