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Bug 838 - Wikimedia-wide message distribution on RC
Wikimedia-wide message distribution on RC
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: High enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-11-06 21:45 UTC by elian
Modified: 2009-07-24 09:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description elian 2004-11-06 21:45:39 UTC
a feature for stewards on to post a single message
which will be displayed on top of Special:Recentchanges on all wikis (similar to
MediaWiki:Sitenotice but to be displayed on RC only).

Note: this idea came up at the last public board meeting. It would be really
great to have this feature to help projects like [[meta:Translation of the
week]] and [[meta:Reports]].
Comment 1 Erik Moeller 2004-11-06 21:48:36 UTC
An alternative that has been mentioned would be to display the message in the
same style as "You have new messages" on every page, until it is read or
expires. In any case, the message should expire after a set amount of time.
Comment 2 JeLuF 2004-11-06 21:52:53 UTC
I don't think this is a good thing to do. In the past, using a global sitenotice
caused uproar since the messages were in English.
Comment 3 elian 2004-11-06 21:57:12 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> I don't think this is a good thing to do. In the past, using a global sitenotice
> always caused uproar since the messages were in English.

If we can think up a solution where translations could be prepared and if a
translated message exists for a language, it is posted instead of the english
one, the better.
Comment 4 Günther Müller 2008-12-22 17:11:25 UTC
Maybe an option at user settings, inform me with new messages from stewards, or a Template, that a bot informs use, an email list would also be okay?!
Comment 5 Melancholie 2009-01-10 11:45:27 UTC
See [[meta:Global_notifications]] (and [[meta:User:Pathoschild/Scripts/SynchCrosswiki]]) for a first step towards this.
Comment 6 Happy-melon 2009-07-24 09:49:24 UTC
This is [[mw:Extension:CentralNotice]].

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