Notify users about deletion tags being added to pages they created
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Description

Users should be automatically notified, using the notification system, when any page they created is tagged for deletion, For recognition of deletion tags, a MediaWiki: namespace page could be created (similar to the way disambiguation pages used to be recognized for certain autogenerated lists of pages), or a magic word could be used (similar to the way the disambiguation pages are recognized now).


Proposed in Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016. Received 31 support votes, ranked #49 out of 265 proposals. View full proposal with votes and discussion here.


New Notification Request Form

Filling out this form will help developers and product people understand your idea and will provide the information required to implement it. To see examples of the types of answers required, have a look at this sample form. To understand unfamiliar terms, visit the glossary. 

Basic information

  - Purpose of the notification:  
  - Notification name:  
  - What triggers notification?: 
  - "Notice" or "Alert"?:  
  - Notification type (standard, bundled, expandable bundle):  

Wording

For a single message

  • Header: 
  • Body:  

For Bundled Messages

  • Main, bundling message:
  • Subsidiary, bundled message:

Links

  - Primary link target:
  - Primary link label (for email display only):

  - #1 secondary link target: 
  - #1 secondary link label:

  - #2 secondary link target:
  - #2 secondary link label:

Icon

  - Icon name:  
  - Link to graphic/example: 

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This is tagged PageCuration, so noting that they already are, but only if they add the tag through PageCuration.

This task was proposed in the Community-Wishlist-Survey-2016 and in its current state needs owner. Wikimedia is participating in Google Summer of Code 2017 and Outreachy Round 14. To the subscribers -- would this task or a portion of it be a good fit for either of these programs? If so, would you be willing to help mentor this project? Remember, each outreach project requires a minimum of one primary mentor, and co-mentor.

I'm thinking this should apply to major editors of a page as well. I regularly run into articles tagged for deletion where the creator is long gone, but editors who touched it quite a bit along the way are still around. The current approach of maybe sometimes the creator being notified (like if Twinkle is used) has led to charges of our delete processes being sneaky. See https://bbs.boingboing.net/t/40-of-wikipedia-is-under-threat-from-deletionists/95250

Would anyone be interested in being a point of contact/ mentor/ available to answer questions for this task during the Wikimedia-Hackathon-2017? I would like to list your name here: T154988 cc @Mattflaschen-WMF @jmatazzoni

jmatazzoni updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 26 2017, 2:58 PM

I've pasted the New Notification Request Form into the description. Filling this out will help you fully define your project and will give developers and others the info they need to effectively comment on the plan and make it happen.

I think notifying watchers instead of creators is much more effective and useful.

I think notifying watchers instead of creators is much more effective and useful.

Good thought, although we want to be careful here, as who's watching a page is supposed to be private.

Yes, but Notifications are private as well.

Yes, but Notifications are private as well.

Oh, I missed "using the notification system". I was thinking in terms of the current approach, using talk page messages to "notify".

Adding Outreach-Programs-Projects and removing Possible-Tech-Projects as we are planning on killing that workboard soon!

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