A blue dot is shown as an invite (T216498) to announce the more persistent entry points for Content translation to those users that discovered the tool through other entry points.
The initial implementation used local storage, but that brings some limitations (T216498#5225874) that can cause users to see the invite multiple times because of their access to multiple wikis or the use of different devices.
Using global preferences can support a more consistent experience across wikis and devices. This ticket proposes to use global preferences instead.
As described in the original spec (T216498), this is targeted only to "users that access Content translation the first time through other entry points that are not the Contributions page or menu". That means that:
- A person that never accessed CX should see it 0 times
- A person that accessed CX through the Contributions page (or menu) should see it 0 times
- A person that accessed CX through the contributions page (or menu) and later through the grey interlanguage links, should see it 0 times.
- A person that accessed CX only through the grey interlanguage links (T217827) or the new page creation invite (T216032), should see it 1 time.