Task: The technical details page for mentions lists a restriction for mentions that is likely to produce mention errors:
- the comment, in which the mention occured, was not considered an addition but an edit (the mention itself and the signature do not make it an addition, only the rest counts)
Questions to answer:
- What would be the consequences of lifting these conditions? How could we do that?
- If we can't lift them, could we inform users about mentions that are not being sent out due to these conditions?
Goal: We want to reduce the sources of mention failures. If that is not possible, let's try to at least give an error message in form of a mention failure notification.
Background: This task is based on a wish that received 21 points (#9) in the German Community Wishlist. Originally, the wish was to receive an information about the sent messages. To keep the number of notifications smaller, and to help people use mentions in a way that they are sent, the task informs about mention failures, and adds the reasons for the failure as well.
 Link to wish (in German): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Umfragen/Technische_W%C3%BCnsche_2015/Topw%C3%BCnsche#Bei_Speichern_Hinweis_.C3.BCber_abgegebene_Benachrichtigungen_.5BUmfrage_2015.5D
in English: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMDE_Technical_Wishes#Notifications_about_failed_mentions