[Wikimedia-l] Watchlist email notifications enabled on all wikis

Phil Nash phnash at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Apr 27 23:02:08 UTC 2012

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Victor Vasiliev" <vasilvv at gmail.com>
To: "Wikimedia Mailing List" <wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Watchlist email notifications enabled on all 

Please, do not enable this feature by default. A lot of people do not
like > 10 emails/day in their mailbox, and I have such amount of
watchlisted edits even in smaller projects like Meta.

Agree. The whole thing seems a tad unnecessary to me, since most users tend 
to contribute to their home language wikipedia, and perhaps Commons, but 
little else. A talk page edit is therefore unlikely to be important enough 
to need immediate action, but if the issue *is* important, a more focussed 
email may be sent to SUL users. Perhaps this might be a more useful option. 

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