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Feature request: opt-in/opt-outs

Xaosflux (talkcontribs)

Would like to be able to change a preference on a project to include (Default) or not include "this project's notifications" to the central notification. Recent discussion on enwiki was from an editor that liked central notifications in general, but for example did not want central notifications from wikidata. ~~~~

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Added to phab:T114917 ("Enable cross-wiki users to set preferences for what wikis they see where"). Thanks.

Pginer-WMF (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the feedback @Xaosflux, this is really useful. Regarding the example you mention, of the user not interested in getting notifications from Wikidata, do you have more details?

Is the user getting too many of them that distracts from other activities? It's just a different kind of activity that the editor wants to check at their own pace?

Is the highlight of the badge (i.e., the call for attention) what becomes problematic? or is there any problem with having such info about Wikidata inside the cross-wiki notification bundle?


Xaosflux (talkcontribs)

I don't think having wikidata in the crosswiki is an 'overall' problem. I think overall cross wiki is a good idea, but if anyone uses a few multiple projects often (say daily) they will already be going there to get that projects local updates - so may not want to be bothered with them the rest of the time. If technically "inexpensive" adding an additional project local preference (default to on) for something like "advertise notifications from this project globally" may be worthwhile.

For example I get most of my meta: notifications via email already, so I don't really want them to also be popping up on other projects.

In no way is this critical, and overall I think the new echo system is great.

Wbm1058 (talkcontribs)

I got a notification from Wikidata about the change in title of a page I moved. I don't really need this type of notice as it didn't tell me anything that I didn't already know. What is curious is why I even got this notice. I move pages all the time, and usually do not get WIkidata notices about them. So, I am wondering if there is anything special about this particular move that triggered a Wikdata notice. It was "notifying" me about edits that I supposedly made to Wikidata. I did not personally make these changes in Wikidata. A bot or something made the edits on my behalf and put my name to them. ~~~~

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