The new "Followed Pages" feature is quite useless--it doesn't tell me which pages have changed, but rather just gives me a big list of all my watched pages a la Special:Watchlist/edit. From what I can tell from Wikia's announcement, their new email notifications of changes sound like the only way to get the old granular functionality back! What in the world?!? The old watchlist worked just fine; I don't want my email inbox inundated with notifications for every single change made, nor would the "daily digest" feature be optimal since it doesn't allow me to see additional changes throughout the day as they happen.
Sure, the old watchlist is still available at Special:Watchlist, but I can't get to it easily--I have to actually punch the darn thing into the address bar of my browser, since the link has been removed from the header. Even the new largely-useless "Followed Pages" thing is hard to get to, since I have to go to More>Followed Pages instead of a direct link.
Can we at least have an option available in Preferences to restore the Watchlist link to its old place in the header? I know I could put it in my browser's bookmarks, but there shouldn't be any reason why I should have to resort to a clumsy workaround like that. -Mdettweiler 16:30, May 5, 2010 (UTC)
- Sadly, no. Wikia has decided to replace the watchlist with the following thing. -- sulfur 17:06, May 5, 2010 (UTC)
- But do note the link in the sidebar on Monaco. Under "recent changes". -- sulfur 17:08, May 5, 2010 (UTC)
- Yes, Followed Pages is yet another wikia nonsense "feature". Like many of those, this one can be avoided by using the monobook skin. --bp 18:09, May 5, 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I didn't see the link under "Recent changes"--thanks, that's what I was looking for. At least now I have the option to use the traditional watchlist without having to jump through hoops. :-) -Mdettweiler 01:44, May 6, 2010 (UTC)