Last modified: 2007-06-26 15:11:02 UTC
In Hebrew Wikipedia, several anonymous users reported they cannot see newtalk notices as anonymous users. When I tried to edit my anonymous talk page and then view another page using another browser in Hebrew Wikipedia and Hebrew Wikibooks, I also didn't see the newtalk notice. When I tried that in my own wiki (completely up to date), it worked correctly (I got the newtalk notice).
In any site, the newtalk notices for registered users work OK.
Can it be related to caching or so?
yes, this is related to caching and won't be changed in foreseeable future (unless someone really wants to do ajaxy shmaxy newtalk announcements :-)
To clarify: Does that mean newtalk notices are disabled for anonymous users in all Wikimedia projects? If so, it is a critical problem, since the projects count on the fact anonymous users and vandals see the new messages (invitations to register or warnings) in their talk page, and it's no use to tell a vandal "this is your last warning" if he can't see that. This would mean the projects will have to be much tougher to "vandals" and block them for several minutes, so that they notice the warning - which will discourage users from contributions. (Not to mention there was no message to the projects about that.) Is it possible to enable this feature again, or somehow make it more efficient? If not, will it come back at some day, or the warning templates should be deleted?
newtalk notices will be seen on any page, that is not cached, say editing screen or whatever else. just not on article pages.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 9213 ***