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Create a mechanism to send a mention notification to everybody who has participated in a talk page discussion
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When new properties are on Wikidata it's a custom to ping all people who were involved in the discussion. There are also cases where a specific discussion is stalling and needs more input from everybody in the discussion.

It would be great if there would be a {{ping discussion}} template, that runs a regex over the text, grabs all the usernames of the people involved in the discussion and pings everybody.

I would expect that it's also useful on Wikipedia talk pages to have an easy way to ping everybody who's involved in a specific discussion.

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Restricted Application added a project: VisualEditor. · View Herald TranscriptMay 17 2017, 1:47 PM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald Transcript

What's the relation to VisualEditor?

Izno added a subscriber: Izno.May 17 2017, 6:30 PM

What's the relation to VisualEditor?

Added automatically as a result of tagging the project for TemplateData .

I don't see a reason why VisualEditor should be tagged. If Template is the wrong group to ping for issues about templates I'm sorry.

Mvolz added a subscriber: Mvolz.EditedMay 29 2017, 3:07 PM

TemplateData is an extension that documents template parameters for VisualEditor so I've untagged. Not quite sure where this would go; I think templates are mostly community created so I've tagged community tech but who knows :).

Mvolz added a comment.May 29 2017, 3:11 PM

This seems similar to the problem Flow was intended to solve, i.e. having
threads. It might not be flexible enough for wikidata project pages though.

Note that single ping templates exist on some sites, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Ping or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Reply_to .
If this was implemented I am not sure if many people welcomed getting pinged via an "unspecific" mass-ping.

Aklapper renamed this task from Template to ping everybody who participated in a discussion to Create a template to ping everybody who participated in a discussion.May 29 2017, 5:01 PM
Mvolz added a comment.Jul 6 2017, 6:47 AM

SectionWatch might interest you.

Restricted Application added a subscriber: PokestarFan. · View Herald TranscriptAug 7 2017, 1:29 PM
TBolliger added a subscriber: TBolliger.

Marking with Notifications, which is the closest project I could find to represent this request.

Restricted Application added a project: Collaboration-Team-Triage. · View Herald TranscriptMar 6 2018, 1:42 AM

I'd say that templates are on-wiki content and hence out of scope for Phabricator?

@ChristianKl suggested a template as the solution, but it sounds like the problem is "I want to easily ping everybody who's participated in a talk page discussion." I believe the problem still has merit for wikis that use talk page (arguments for/against StructuredDiscussions notwithstanding.)

I'll go ahead and rename the task, but you can still mark this as 'declined' if you still think it falls outside the scope of Phabricator.

TBolliger renamed this task from Create a template to ping everybody who participated in a discussion to Create a mechanism to send a mention notification to everybody who has participated in a talk page discussion.Mar 6 2018, 4:19 PM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Liuxinyu970226. · View Herald TranscriptOct 12 2019, 4:08 AM