[Foundation-l] User talk page email notification
tinucherian at gmail.com
Sun May 15 01:58:59 UTC 2011
The option "E-mail me when my user talk page is changed" was checked on "My
Preferences" , so I assume this is default.
I always wondered why this feature wasn't there by default. This is
particularly important for the just registered and new users, to at
least return back once to the Wiki. I used to welcome large number of users
but many of them would not have probably seen this, because they never got
back to their User Talk pages, not knowing someone had welcomed and also
offered to help.
Email address is a basic requirement for any user registration on the
internet and I am hoping that it would be made mandatory also on the
On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Orionist <orion.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's great news!
> What is the default position by the way?
> I suggest to make it on by default for all new users. That will hopefully
> help us bring back some of those editors lost before their fifth edit.
> And for registered users, we can spread the news through a site notice.
> On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 2:28 PM, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org
> > Email notification for user talk page changes is now enabled on all
> > The issue came up at the MediaWiki developer meeting here in Berlin. A
> > few ops people were sitting together, we couldn't think of any reason
> > why it wasn't enabled yet, so we just did it on the spot.
> > - Tim Starling
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