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Topic subscription prototype feedback: Patrik L.

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Patrik L. (talkcontribs)
  1. What did you find unexpected about how the prototype looks and functions?
    I think that this new tool should notify me when is there any edit in the section. Some examples: When someone adds this template and do not reply, I want to know it. When someone adds a sub-section, I also want to know it.
  2. What do you appreciate about the prototype?
    I like that I'm noticed immediately (instead of listing in watchlist that is a little bit disorganized and fussy - at least mine).
  3. What do you wish was different about the prototype?
    There are some talk pages that I want to subscribe all. For example, if I can watch AN at cswiki, I can take action against vandals very fast. But this needs function described at point one.
PPelberg (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thank you for trying out the prototype and sharing the thoughts it brought to mind, @Patrik L. A couple of follow up questions for you below...


I think that this new tool should notify me when is there any edit in the section. Some examples: When someone adds this template and do not reply, I want to know it. When someone adds a sub-section, I also want to know it.

Can you share what led you to suggest the above? Asked another way: what do you worry will happen if the topic subscription feature is NOT adjusted to allow you to be notified whenever an edit, no matter its size/type, is made to a section you are subscribed to?

There are some talk pages that I want to subscribe all. For example, if I can watch AN at cswiki, I can take action against vandals very fast. But this needs function described at point one.

In describing the above, were you thinking about being able to subscribe to all of the existing conversations on a given page? Being able to subscribe to all new conversations that are started on a given page? Something else?

Patrik L. (talkcontribs)

Can you share what led you to suggest the above? Asked another way: what do you worry will happen if the topic subscription feature is NOT adjusted to allow you to be notified whenever an edit, no matter its size/type, is made to a section you are subscribed to?

Hmm, good question. I think that minor edits like grammar or spelling fixes should not be supported by the topic subscription feature. But edits like adding template about the task at Phabricator are important, I think.

In describing the above, were you thinking about being able to subscribe to all of the existing conversations on a given page? Being able to subscribe to all new conversations that are started on a given page? Something else?

I wondered about being able to subscribe all new conversations that are started on a given page using a special button.

PPelberg (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hmm, good question. I think that minor edits like grammar or spelling fixes should not be supported by the topic subscription feature. But edits like adding template about the task at Phabricator are important, I think.

I see. So it sounds like what you are describing is a desire for being able to customize/configure the activity you are and are NOT notified about when you subscribe to a section.

Please let me know if I've understood this in a way that is different from how intended it.

In the meantime, I've noted this issue in phab:275232.

I wondered about being able to subscribe all new conversations that are started on a given page using a special button.

Understood. I've noted this issue in phab:275232.


...thank you, @Patrik L.!

Patrik L. (talkcontribs)

Yes, you understood all that I wrote right. Happy to help. :)

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