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Add pagination to Special:Unwatchedpages (only shows first 5,000 articles)
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Screenshot of the bottom of the special page [[Special:Unwatchedpages]] in Spanish Wikipedia on 17 Aug 2014

The special page [[Special:Unwatchedpages]] in Spanish Wikipedia (, known as [[Especial:PáginasSinVigilar]], only shows the 5,000 first articles in alphabetical order.

Version: 1.24rc
Severity: enhancement
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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 3:37 AM
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abian created this task.Aug 17 2014, 11:38 AM

"A maximum of 5,000 results are available in the cache." should be written in the header of the special page to explain this situation.

abian added a comment.Aug 17 2014, 2:17 PM

Right, thanks, I have deleted [[:w:es:MediaWiki:Perfcachedts]].

Anyway, would it be actually impossible to list all unwatched articles? With only 5,000, the page becomes practically useless in a medium project.

I guess this has to do with performance...

Also see bug 12272 for one potential approach to fix this problem.

Yes, it is for performance reason. For example on dewiki there are more than 100,000 unwatched pages, there is no useful way to look at all and choose some for your own watchlist.

You can shorten the list by using a script adding all the pages to a watchlist of a new user account and wait 3 days for the next update and redo this. After some updates you can have all the pages in one watchlist to look at.