[Foundation-l] Board election notice on the English Wikipedia

Oleg Alexandrov aoleg at math.ucla.edu
Mon Aug 21 16:46:08 UTC 2006

I beg your pardon, "Established users don't read the crap on watchlists
anymore"?  Perhaps a few editors ignore their watchlist, but unless you don't
want to be kept updated with changes to articles, or unless you are technically
proficient enough to use an alternative to watchlists for tracking changes (few
do that), the watchlist is still the way things are done.

As such, watchlists are much more appropriate medium if you want only editors
to see a message, rather than putting that message on all article pages.


On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 05:43:02PM +0200,  effe iets anders  wrote:

> I think the watchlist is too minor. Established users don't read the
> crap on the watchlist anymore, because they already exactly know
> what's in there. So putting a notification on top of that won't help
> much, maybe only for the few users that look for the first time on
> their watchlist. (And then I don't even mention all the users who have
> adapted their watchlist through scripts). So I don't think the
> watchlist is an appropriate solution.
> Lodewijk
> 2006/8/21, Oleg Alexandrov <aoleg at math.ucla.edu>:
> > The board election is coming up real soon, and it is good that people are
> > notified about that. However, I strongly disagree with the election notice
> > showing up on all English Wikipedia article pages.
> >
> > I would believe it would be more appropriate for that notice to show up on
> > wathclists only, that way any established editor can see it. I think it is just
> > distracting on all article pages.
> >
> > Comments?
> >
> > Oleg Alexandrov

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