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Bug 18689 - Links in enotif change notification email should clear wl_notificationtimestamp
Links in enotif change notification email should clear wl_notificationtimestamp
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Email (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks: 1932
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Reported: 2009-05-06 01:19 UTC by Laurence 'GreenReaper' Parry
Modified: 2011-11-04 06:48 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Laurence 'GreenReaper' Parry 2009-05-06 01:19:59 UTC
Often I will get an email notification and happen to be logged out when I click the link. I don't get notified of further changes unless and until I visit that page again when logged in. This has caught me out several times.

I think the visiting and diff links in the email should contain a cookie (based, perhaps, on their user ID - I think bot rollback uses something similar) that identifies the user and clears their wl_notificationtimestamp for that page, even if the user is not logged in. 

It would be inappropriate to log a user in automatically, but just clearing the flag should not hurt. The worst that will happen is they get sent more email when further changes are made, and this is probably what they want.
Comment 1 Chad H. 2009-07-16 15:04:54 UTC
Not really sure how we could do this. Maybe add some unique token to the URL in the link similar to email confirmation?

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