Here's a quick update on today's notifications release on the English Wikipedia.
The main features this week are new links to diff pages, which were requested by a number
of power users for talkpage messages (1), as well as for mentions and thanks
These diff links now appear both on the notifications flyout, near the timestamp
('View changes') -- as well as in the plain text emails.
We are now working on a couple more features in coming weeks:
* HTML Email notifications (2)
* Improved Notification Structure (3)
* More Metrics Dashboards (4)
Once these final features are done, we plan to start deploying Notifications on more wiki
projects, starting with Meta and a couple non-English Wikipedias. In the fall, we hope to
take on more features, as time and resources allow. For more information about our next
steps for this project, check our 2013 plan for the E2 team (5).
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ryan Kaldari for all his fine work on
Notifications: he has now joined the Mobile team, where I am sure he will continue to
amaze us with cool new features. Many thanks as well to Benny Situ, who will be leading
our development work on Notifications going forward, and is the man to talk to about
engineering questions for this project.
Please let us know if you have any questions about notifications. Enjoy the new features!
Fabrice, on behalf of the E2 team
(1) Bugzilla Diff Links - Bug #48183:
(2) HTML Email Spec:
(3) Improved Notification Structure:
(4) Notifications Metrics Dashboards:
(5) Editor Engagement Features Plan: