Last modified: 2007-01-08 21:44:43 UTC

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Bug 8545 - Request for feature on Wikipedia: Email notification of new User talk: page messages
Request for feature on Wikipedia: Email notification of new User talk: page m...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 5220
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: easy
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-01-08 21:42 UTC by Kriss Pearse
Modified: 2007-01-08 21:44 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Kriss Pearse 2007-01-08 21:42:54 UTC
I've been wondering about this for a while now - when a user recieves 
a new message on his/her talk page, they get that lovely and 
prominent "you have new messages" banner at the top of each page. 
Sometimes though, users want some down time away from wikipedia - to 
be honest I'd be suprised if that statement didn't account for the 
majority of users.

Given the purpose of talk pages (ie, for the community to get in touch 
with a user), would it not be to the benefit of both the community and 
the user if (just like almost every forum out there on the web), each 
registered user had an option in their preferences to recieve a simple 
email notification of a new message. Just like every forum out there 
of course, it would only send a notification for the first message, 
and not send one again until the user has visited the talk page. 

Alternatively, A weekly email could be sent out with a summary of new 
talk page sections from over the last week, which would be perhaps 
useful in cases where a user is on an extended leave from wiki.

Apparently Wikipedia Commons already has this feature. Surely a simple 
matter of turning it on?
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-01-08 21:44:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5220 ***

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