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Unclear which projects the 'global' settings apply to

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Gryllida (talkcontribs)
NKohli (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Gryllida (talkcontribs)

Hello NKohli. I mean Wikimedia projects. People visiting the global preferences page may easily have no idea them.

Keegan (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hello Gryllida, I understand what you are saying.

A new user decides to register an account on one of our wikis. We can assume that the user is likely unaware that we host 800+ wikis, and that their account can be connected to all of them.

One of the first things a new account might do is set up preferences. In doing so the person will notice these "global preferences" with no indication of what "global" means, and how the preferences are different from the first preferences landing screen they come to.

This problem makes sense to me. It seems like explanatory text in Special:Preferences along the lines of "Sets preferences on all wikis" or something like that might help.

I copied this over to a task, if we take a look at it.

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