Watchlist subscriptions

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Ideas/proposal

Why[edit]

To help organize timely admin attention on articles which need it. And to help users to keep track of articles that they are interested in.

What[edit]

Users may subscribe their account to a special watchlist channel. When an article is pushed onto the channel it will be added to the watchlists of all subscribing users. Users will also receive a notification of additions, similar to the 'you have messages' notification.

How[edit]

Special pages[edit]

  • a list of channels with subscribe/unsubscribe interface
  • a method for creating and managing channels
  • a convenient way to add pages to a channel (from a toolbox link?)

Tables[edit]

watchchannels:

  • wc_id
  • wc_restriction [empty, or list of groups who can push?]

watchchannel_users

  • wcu_user -> user_id
  • wcu_channel -> wc_id
  • wcu_update (timestamp)

May also want to add a generalizable notification infrastructure:

notifications

  • n_user -> user_id
  • n_timestamp
  • n_expiry
  • n_summary (comment-formatted)
  • n_text (wikitext-formatted?)

See also[edit]