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Bug 4276 - Getting new messages adds my own user page to my watch list without my permission
Getting new messages adds my own user page to my watch list without my permis...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-12-14 20:26 UTC by Joona Palaste
Modified: 2005-12-14 20:55 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Joona Palaste 2005-12-14 20:26:01 UTC
Lately, every time I have received new messages on my talk page on the English
Wikipedia, my user page (and also my user talk page), have been added to my
watch list without my permission. I don't have "automatically add edited pages
to my watch list" checked in my preferences, and no other page I edit ever gets
automatically added to my watch list. Is this a new feature I don't know about
or a bug?
Comment 1 Rob Church 2005-12-14 20:33:27 UTC
Confirmed that this occurs using a fresh new user on En. No edits to the talk or
user pages; one edit to the talk page by another user produced the "you have new
messages"; user page was added to watchlist where it was previously blank.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-12-14 20:40:33 UTC
This is required for email notification to work (feature not enabled yet), but seems 
like a handy thing anyway so I've left it turned on even what that's not enabled.
Not a bug.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2005-12-14 20:45:35 UTC
A "pug".
Comment 4 T. Gries 2005-12-14 20:55:31 UTC
The adding of User_talk page to the watchlist is indeed intended.

Any user has an additional setting in Special:preferences to enable or disable
e-mail notification for changes on their user_talk page - if this feature is
globally turned on by wikisysops through switch $wgEnotifUserTalk (see
DefaultSettings / LocalSettings ).

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