Move "left a message on your talk page" Echo notification from Alerts to Messages
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We're going to split Alerts and Messages into separate badges + dropdowns, in T108190: Split notifications into Alerts and Messages.

The "Username left a message on your talk page" notification currently in Alerts makes more sense in Messages; let's move it there.

DannyH created this task.Aug 11 2015, 11:05 PM
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Change 231736 had a related patch set uploaded (by Mattflaschen):
Move edit-user-talk to messages

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/231736

@DannyH @Quiddity That patch also clears the newtalk flag (the one that triggers the Orange Bar of Death) if you mark all your Echo edit-user-talk notifications read. I thought syncing it in that direction made sense.

We might want to sync in the other direction as well.

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Change 231736 merged by jenkins-bot:
Move edit-user-talk to messages

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/231736

"Username left a message on your talk page" is still in Messages:

For testing - the current behavior:

  • User talk: with Flow enabled will have notifications about new posts in Messages only
  • 'View changes' are displayed only for "left a message on your talk page". Previously it was for Thanks, Mention etc

The "Username left a message on your talk page" notification currently in Alerts makes more sense in Messages

Absurd. People expect talk page messages to be read immediately.

Tgr added a subscriber: Tgr.Sep 14 2015, 2:35 AM

People expect messages to be in the "Messages" tab, I am quite sure.

The name "Alerts" is a bit weird now that everything that's actally important/urgent is moved to Messages. Maybe it could be renamed to Notifications? That's a fairly standard term, Facebook and Linkedin use it for example.

DannyH closed this task as Resolved.Sep 14 2015, 5:26 PM

Closing the ticket, also noting the feedback. We'll be looking for more feedback once these changes are live.