[Foundation-l] privacy and usability of user talk pages (inc. LiquidThreads)

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Wed Oct 20 06:07:13 UTC 2010

Amir E. Aharoni wrote:
> This is obvious to someone who has been using Wikipedia for some time,
> but not so for newbies. I propose changing the "new messages" notice
> to something like: "You have new messages on your public talk page
> (last change)."

I think this is obvious to most people. Perhaps the people who worked on the
usability tests previously have insight into this, though.

I also think saying "public talk page" will draw a misleading distinction in
users' minds. That is, it suggests that there might be a private talk page
(or any privacy on the wiki at all, for that matter).


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