Last modified: 2014-10-11 13:02:38 UTC
I have just logged into my bot account on en wiki and I have found that I have many many notifications, some are useful, some are not.
I think it would be a great idea to be able to 'forward' echo notifications from one account to another, i.e. it would be great if my main account got get a notification when my bot is mentioned.
Rather than forwarding this could also be done with a 'stalk' option where you can choose to stalk a users notifications (all of which link to publicly viewable info as far as I know)
Something different, but related: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/80710
There are two options, "forwarding", in which the target user gets the notifications (with some indication that it has been forwarded) and the actual user does not, or "stalking" where both users get notifications and mark them as read individually.
I think stalking is a better option here, and opens up more uses.
To implement stalking we need:
* An interface where users can link accounts together
** We could re-use the token system, but I think that would be icky.
** Way to store linked accounts...?
* An interface to unlink accounts.
* Internal changes to detect if a user is being stalked, and create additional notifications for that
* Some way to annotate that a notification is a "stalked" one.
It would help when an user is renamed, and in "historic pages" is needed to link to the old name.
Prioritization and scheduling of this bug is tracked on Mingle card https://mingle.corp.wikimedia.org/projects/flow/cards/215
Just giving this a more clear title.