Thanks extension allows positive feedback on revisions by logged in users, including comments on StructuredDiscussions boards.
Pywikibot does not support this feature yet.
Pywikibot-Flow does exist, though. Details of implementing support for StructuredDiscussions can be found in T67119.
Support needs to be added for the features which follow. More can be added later on.
1. Adding thanks to normal revisions.
- Under the History tab of every page, there is a list of revisions of the page containing details of the timestamp the edit was made and the user who made the edits. Next to each revision (if the revision is not by the current logged in user), there is a thank link. Clicking on this link will send an notification to the corresponding user using the Echo extension, unless the user has opted out of receiving thanks notifications. Pywikibot must add support for adding thanks to normal revisions.
2. Adding thanks to comments on StructuredDiscussions boards.
- Flow extension provides a discussion and collaboration system for talk pages. If Flow is installed (along with its dependencies), the thank link for the corresponding user is available under comments on the Flow boards, clicking which will have the same effect of sending the user Echo Notifications.
3. Getting lists of thanks
- Each time a user is thanked, a record of the action is added as a log entry at Special:Log/thanks. Furthermore, classes like Revision contain the metadata details of a revision. Pywikibot must implement support for getting lists of thanks, including access to all related metadata as objects, using such existing classes.
4. Adding a thanks_enabled User property
- Users can disable thanks notifications if they want to. In this case, when the thanks link against their revision is clicked, a "thanked'' message appears instead of the link, but no notification is sent ( T57401 deals with privacy of thanks preferences.) A thanks_enabled property needs to be added for the same to the User class.
5. Creating a table for thanked statistics.
- This link has tables showing top thankers for two wikis with number of thanks. Pywikibot must add a bot which can create similar tables (both for thankers and the thanked?) showing statistics for top x (where x can be taken as a parameter) users with corresponding number of thanks, for any wiki and for any month (also other time intervals like a week or a year?). Accounts/Users must have the option of opting out of this feature, as is the case with Faebot/thanks.
Other possible features/additions can be inspired from the tasks listed below:
- T90404: Add Thank link on Recent Changes pages
- T71636: Thanks: Implement an undo feature
- T60485: [Epic] Allow thanks of log entry
- T51541: Add "thanks" links to Special:Watchlist and Special:Contributions