Did you see the new 'Name on Watchlist' Quick Finder?

+52 votes

Hi WikiTreers,

I'm very excited to announce this new feature.

At the top of all pages (but not here in G2G; see for example, your Nav Home Page) you will see a new search box that says "Name on Watchlist."

This enables you to quickly jump to any profile on your Watchlist.

When you first click in the box you may notice a message that says "One moment ...". This should almost immediately change to "Ready to Search Watchlist." But if your Watchlist is large it may take a couple seconds. (And if your Watchlist is over the recommended 5,000-profile limit it may not work.)

You can enter any first or last name from your Watchlist. As you type, suggestions will appear. Clicking a name will send you to the person's profile.

Matching will work for Short Names as well as the full formal Long Names you will see. Therefore, for example, you may be able to enter "Mike" to find "Michael", "Jim" to find "James", etc.

Matching will also work for birth and death years, e.g. you can enter "1819" to see people on your Watchlist who were born or died in 1819. It will not work for birth or death locations. For this and any other advanced search functionality you can use the main search engine with the option to limit the search to your Watchlist.

Isn't this great?

Please post here if you notice any problems or have questions or comments.

Onward and upward,


asked in The Tree House by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
This is so very wonderful. Tres bien! Merci!
Thanks so much.
This is great. It also works for searching for Free-Space pages!

25 Answers

+21 votes
Very nice! I am not sure what else to say, other than I will be using this daily!
answered by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (115k points)
+21 votes
That's fantastic! Very handy!
answered by Julie Ricketts G2G6 Pilot (254k points)
+18 votes
Oh, just lovely!  Thank you for thinking up these things I never knew I needed and now they are just indispensible!
answered by Kathy Zipperer G2G6 Pilot (212k points)
+18 votes

Woo hoo! Yes indeed; very handy, time-saving feature. Works like a champ. yes

answered by Edison Williams G2G6 Pilot (171k points)
+17 votes

One word - WOW!!! What a time saver! Thank you

answered by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (185k points)
+15 votes
Thank you Chris! This is very nice.
answered by Kay Sands G2G6 Pilot (174k points)
+13 votes
Great job Chris!!
answered by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (190k points)
+12 votes
That was save me so much time in that I wont need to click through 6 or 8 pages to get to the W's any more!!   Thanks Chris.
answered by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (433k points)
+9 votes
Wow! Thanks Chris!

I just tried it for the first time and I am absolutely blown away by the time this will save me!

answered by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (451k points)
edited by Mags Gaulden
+11 votes
Love love love love love it!!
answered by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
+12 votes
Thank you for the new feature, Chris! It will be a time saver.
answered by David Selman G2G6 Pilot (523k points)
+10 votes
I love this! Thanks, Chris!
answered by Robert Hvitfeldt G2G6 Mach 8 (85.5k points)
+8 votes
This is a great feature. Thank you for adding it!
answered by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (361k points)
+8 votes
What a great thing. Thanks to the whole tech team to give us such great features that we can work easier here.
answered by Jelena Eckst├Ądt G2G6 Mach 5 (50.5k points)
+7 votes
Thank you I am going to find that very useful.
answered by John Gilroy G2G Crew (860 points)
+7 votes
Love this!
answered by Deb Durham G2G6 Pilot (551k points)
+7 votes
This is super useful!  Thanks so much.
answered by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Mach 5 (57.1k points)
+7 votes
I love it.  I'm trying to figure out how the filtering is working.  But I have no complaints.  Even if I forget exactly a name, I can find it in the list.  Thanks for making life easier.
answered by Peggy McMath G2G6 Mach 1 (10.3k points)
+5 votes
Love it!  I'm sure I'll use this feature every day. Thank you!
answered by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Mach 1 (17.8k points)
+5 votes
I love it!  I noticed it while viewing a profile and tried it out, then came to G2G just to find the announcement thread about it.  It is that good!
answered by D. Botkin G2G6 Mach 2 (20.4k points)

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