[Foundation-l] User talk page email notification

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Sun May 15 09:02:18 UTC 2011

Tim Starling, 14/05/2011 12:28:
> Email notification for user talk page changes is now enabled on all wikis.
> 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.

Great! So no actual load issues?
If so, you may want to enable notifications also for watchlist: 
Watchlist notifications should definitely be off by default at least for 
old users (new users can disable them when they have too many pages in 
their watchlist but old ones would receive thousands of emails in a day 
before doing so), while I agree that talk page notifications should be 
true by default for everyone: we need to contact also old and inactive 
users and only a tiny fraction of (very active) users needs to disable 
them; anyway, they won't receive many emails, just one before they visit 
the talk page.


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