Thanks, Erik.

Interesting development.

We can take a closer look at this idea once we get further along with high priority tasks like HTML Email and Cross-wiki notifications.

We should also discuss when and how to ramp up wishlist features like these for Echo, now that the notifications team is starting to move on to other projects.

To be continued,


On Jun 21, 2013, at 2:49 PM, Erik Moeller wrote:

In case you haven't seen, User:Rillke on Commons has implemented a
(default-on!) gadget that makes it possible to subscribe to
notifications of different types, e.g. policy changes, new features,
etc. These are shown as watchlist banners and upon login.

Here's a screenshot of the "subscription" interface:

IMO that type of gadget lends supports to the notion of shooting for a
subscription model to be ultimately integrated with Echo so that users
can get standard read-once notifications about things they care about
while keeping the core UI clutter-free.


Erik Möller
VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation