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What is a Watchlist?

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Answered 2010-10-07 01:38:57

The Watchlist on WikiAnswers is an area for users to monitor specific categories or individual questions that interest them. When a user is logged in to WikiAnswers, they will see a link to 'My Watchlist' on the left-hand side.

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How do you get RSS on your watchlist?

To add it in your watchlist add the widget of RSS to your watchlist.

When did 'My watchlist' change to 'My newsfeed'?

"My watchlist" was changed to "My newsfeed" on January 16, 2011. However, the term "My watchlist" was reinstated after we saw that most of our users are more comfortable with "Watchlist."

Are you alerted if the answer to a question on your watchlist gets flagged?

Yes, you are alerted if a question on your watchlist is flagged.

How do you get to your WikiAnswers Watchlist?

Click "My watchlist" under "My pages" in the blue box on the left side of the page.

How do you add a specific question to your watchlist?

To add a specific question to your watchlist simply click on the button with the eyeball.

How do you make a category on WikiAnswers your favorite one?

You can just keep going back to the same category or you can edit your watchlist and click on only that category, and questions for that category will be in your watchlist when you click "My watchlist" in the blue sidebar on the left.

What is the purpose of the Watchlist on WikiAnswers?

Wiki WatchThe purpose of the Watchlist is to, well, watch. According to the WikiAnswers Help Center, your Watchlist "is a tool for monitoring the activity in specific categories or in individual questions or discussions that interest you..."Your Watchlist basically lets you keep track of certain questions - it will update you on which user changed the answer to your question, or altered your question in any way.Read more about the Watchlist in the Help Center, via the Related Link.

What was the 'Watchlist' for WikiAnswers members formerly called?

The original name was 'watchlist'. On 1-16-11 the name was changed to 'newsfeed'. At that time, terminology for the buttons were being changed to the "follows" terms we use. Example, "Get updates" was changed to "Follow." The name was changed back to 'watchlist' on 1-30-11.

How does the Watchlist work on WikiAnswers?

Using Your WatchlistYou can put whatever questions you want on your Watchlist. This list shows all of the questions that you wish to watch - whether you asked them, answered them, or are making sure that no one ruins a great answer. When you see a new question, you will see four blocks that you can click on. One of them says "Watch this question" which if you click on it, will be added to your Watchlist. Any changes at all that are made to that question will show up in your Watchlist, with information on when it was changed and by whom.You can also unselect questions that you wish to watch by opening up your watchlist and clicking on "Click here to change the list of Categories and questions you are watching."(See Related question on how to use your Watchlist)

Where can you see the list of questions you've added to your Watchlist?

In the blue toolbar on the left, click on "My watchlist" under "My pages." From there, click on the rectangular orange "Edit" button. On that page, you can see all of the categories and questions that you have added to your Watchlist.



Is it possible to put a user on your watchlist?


How are you notified when someone changes one of your answers?

You can put a question on your watchlist. There is a link on the left that says Watch Question. By selecting that, you add it to your watchlist. When you log in, select My Watchlist and any questions or categories that have changed and you are watching will show in the list.

How does one disable their watchlist?

You can clear your WikiAnswers watchlist of questions by selecting "My Watchlist" in the left sidebar, then selecting "Click here to change the list", then "Deselect All" and then "Remove Questions" under "Watched Questions". You can elect to stop receiving e-mail notifications of changes to your watched questions & categories by selecting "My Settings" and unchecking "A daily digest of new unanswered questions in my watchlist categories and notifications about updated answers from my watchlist" and then "Submit Settings".

How do you add a subject to your watchlist?

I figured it out. But just in case anyone else wants to know... Go to "My watchlist". Find the "Edit" button around the top right corner. Click it. Check off all the subjects that you want to add to your watchlist.

What should you do if you edit your watchlist categories and then things that you do not want still appear?

It may be that you didn't click the 'Save' button when you made the changes to your watchlist.

How do you edit your watchlist on WikiAnswers?

Simply go to "My watchlist" on the blue panel on the left-hand side. The click "edit" in the top right corner.

How do you get to your watchlist?

On the left there is a blue tab. Scroll down untill you see the title `my pages` Straight under that is the sub heading `My watchlist` Click it.

Is there a limit to the number of questions you can have on your WikiAnswers watchlist?

Strictly speaking, no, there is no limit to the number of questions or FAQs you can have on your Watchlist. Unfortunately, having thousands of questions on your Watchlist can create practical problems. Your Internet connection may "time out" while it tries to load them all. This is rare, but it has happened to a few users. We will be working on ways to make it easy to keep your Watchlist from growing to these extreme proportions.

Why am I still getting questions on my watchlist that I don't follow even though I deselected all categories on my watchlist?

Because, (unfortunately) Answers adds the questions you answer or edit to your watchlist by default. Each time you edit or answer a question, you need to untick the 'awatchlist' option by the orange 'Submit Answer' button.

Will there be a gadget for iGoogle where you can look at your watchlist?

I have not seen one

How do you change the settings on your watchlist on

click settings

How do you make it so that a question you edit or answer never goes on your Watchlist?

Click the "My settings" in the left-blue pod and then uncheck the "Add pages you edit to your Watchlist by default." checkbox.

How do you keep track of the questions that you followed?

Your Watchlist, link located in the blue side bar, lists all the questions (and categories) you have followed. You can also manage your Watchlist from that page.

Why are the items in my 'watchlist' automatically deleting themselves?

Visit the 'Malfunction Discussion' section in 'Community forum'. From here, you can post your problem and receive some help with it.