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Why articles added in watchlist

MdsShakil (talkcontribs)

Today I try to do some experimental edits in bnwiki. When I save edit's than I saw that edited article was added in my watchlist. Why this is was needed? (diff, diff, diff)

MMiller (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@MdsShakil -- thanks for bringing this up, and I see that you found the Phabricator task. The reason we automatically add the articles to the watchlist is because this task was primarily built for newcomers, who do not know about or understand watchlists. We wanted to add by default so that they could start building a watchlist and getting notifications, helping them get more involved in the wiki. What do you think would be best for us to do?

Also, do you have any other thoughts or ideas about the "add a link" work?

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