I wonder if i'ts worth to keep it in Tech/News only for about several hundreds admins (all wikis) or just a few ones (most wikis), 

​I wonder if it's worth to keep there VE news, because most of editors who read Tech news in ukwiki​ afaik use wikitext editing =)
This doesn't seem to be crucial.

Vira Motorko

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2014-05-31 10:14 GMT+03:00 Philippe Verdy <verdy_p@wanadoo.fr>:
You're right, most users don't have access to this hidden Special:Page (I don't know why it is for admins only, ).

So this should be changed into

  "Users with Admnistrator right can now add pages to their watchlist directly on Special:UnwatchedPages, without having to leave the page."

I wonder if i'ts worth to keep it in Tech/News only for about several hundreds admins (all wikis) or just a few ones (most wikis), that don't care much about these news, and in fact monitor edits on wikis with more global tools, and specific reporting bots that don't need MediaWiki to watch/unwatch large lists of pages.

However there's still a need for all users to help them manage their watch list

My own list have more thousands pages : I don't monitor individual changes but I use the watchlist to help consult the history, or because MediaWiki will notify me online on each wiki; I don't want to receive email notifications though, because there are really too many and this would spam my mailbox with hundreds of changes each day... in the last couple days I have received more than 2000 notifications (sic!!!!) by mail ***only from Meta*** and this continues — of course I won't pass hours checking all of them as I cannot be as fast as this volume : most of these notifications coming from the FuzzyBot when pages are moved but also each time review a translated page and just click on the approve button without changing anything...

Notifications about watched pages need to be reworked and they should also be grouped to avoid sending one mail per notification notably in FuzzyBot when a translated page with many units is moved as this sends several hundreds of emails. In fact I would appreciate if these notifications were grouped by contributor and paced down : these notifications can be delayed for about one hour. And there should also be a way to not receive all these notifications but just one saying that I have *some* notifications pointing to a special page listing them all with a way to sort it (essentially by user) and to mark those that I have read and want to discard, just like I can sort and mark emails in my mailbox.

All this should be integrated in MediaWiki within a "Special:Inbox" listing all "Echo" notifications and probably later should work as if it was a email box with folders (and a way to sort notifs in these folders using some custom filters, or manuallly like by moving one or more notifs manually into another folder). And this page should also be used for messages in our talk page using one of the proposed extensions (LiquidThread or other). This would become our local on-wiki mailbox (and ideally we should be able to redirect messages from one wiki to the managed mailbox of another, using some predefined filters; or send a single notification from one wiki to another stating that it there are notifications on another wiki,to inform us that there are someting there : this would save our regular mailbox and would reduce a lot the volume of emails sent by Wikimedia).

And may be in the future, Wikiemdia will work like a social network with groups, applications, a customized wall, integrating also our own activity on Wikimedia... Users could subscribe some threads of notifications for various projects (and it would be fun of notifications were using a RSS format (after all notifications are not editable pages, they are threads coming from various sources and all we need is to subbscribe/unscribe them). We could monitor this way changes from lots of places (not just in Wikis, but also in Bugzilla, blogs, and MassMessage...).

2014-05-31 6:24 GMT+02:00 Vira Motorko <vira.motorko@gmail.com>:

You can now add pages to your watchlist directly on Special:UnwatchedPages, without having to leave the page.

​I think it will be useful to add that this special page is for admins only.​

2014-05-31 2:40 GMT+03:00 Tomasz W. Kozłowski <twkozlowski@gmail.com>:
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