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Saving the articles

Many news applications have an option to save an article to read later. So, should we provide an option to save the articles for future reading for registered users? And it has to be different from the watchlist as the watchlist keeps on growing.
acagastya 09:15, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Hm. There would have to be persistent data storage somewhere, to remember which articles are involved, and it would have to detect when a previously-saved article has been read. It can't be stored on the public wiki, since that would create an invasion-of-privacy problem. Cookies, I suppose; I've never worked with them, so don't know the techniques. Javascript, probably. --Pi zero (talk)
We will create a script and mention how it works and that script will create a link on the left hand menu to add the article to a pager in userspace to do that. If the article is already listed, there will be an option to remove it. How about that?
acagastya 13:41, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
Based on cookies, or storing info in the public wiki?

Sounds... challenging to implement. In competition with, well, everything else.

There is no left menu in the mobile view; I'd think mobile users might be a significant part of the clientele for the feature.

All my objections as may be, this is an interesting idea. It would probably want to be a gadget, perhaps (once working smoothly) enabled by default for all registered users. --Pi zero (talk) 14:11, 17 October 2016 (UTC)