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Mute: Improve the UX for handling local and global mute lists
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There are currently four user preferences for Muting another user:

  • Local Email mute
  • Local Notifications mute
  • Global Email mute
  • Global Notifications mute

This bifurcated (quadfurcated?) situation places a cognitive burden on our users, many of whom don't understand the concept of local-vs-global relationship in the first place. While cross-wiki harassment is not common, we owe it to our users to protect them and to have our "Mute" features performs as expected — to prevent unsolicited communications from known parties.

There are a few things that can be explored for these preferences:

You'll also need to consider:

  • Migrating the lists
  • How new, contextual entry points (e.g. T218265, T218266, T218270) store the preference: locally vs. globally

T216185: Analyze use of mute preferences should also illuminate any decision made here.

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Aklapper renamed this task from Mute: Improv the UX for handling local and global mute lists to Mute: Improve the UX for handling local and global mute lists.Mar 14 2019, 9:54 AM
TBolliger added a comment.EditedMar 14 2019, 3:48 PM

Thank you @Aklapper — I certain did not mean to improvise. 😆

JTannerWMF moved this task from Inbox to External on the Growth-Team board.Mar 19 2019, 5:48 PM