Last modified: 2008-02-26 21:28:12 UTC
On the English Wikipedia, Special:Unwatchedpages is nearly useless because it only shows the first 1000 articles. My suggestion is to split it into multiple subpages each based on the first character of the article: i.e. one for each letter of the alphabet, one for each number 0 through 9, plus whatever special character(s) would be needed (either all in one page, or perhaps one page for each?). The idea is that this would make Special:Unwatchedpages/A, etc. into useful pages.
This is related to [https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12272] and [https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10753].
Changed the summary to be more general. Having the fixed set of subpages isn't so flexible. Thus the same behavior as Special:Prefixindex would be desirable.
The fundamental problem is that this is an expensive report, and currently only the first N entries are saved into the querycache table when it's regenerated.
Unless the complete data set were generated and kept, changing the reporting display would have little to no benefit.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 12272 ***