Last modified: 2005-12-14 20:55:31 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?
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.
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.
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 ).