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Only show pulsating dot to logged-in users
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For anonymous users, we can’t save the “don’t show this again” option, so we don’t want to show them the pulsating dot at all.

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Regarding T328454: [TECH][IPM] Investigate ramifications of IP masking on Wikidata related extensions, I assume we want to treat temporary accounts as logged-out and not show them the pulsating dot. Though I’m not sure we can make that distinction yet. (Edit: we can, see patch.)

Change 942437 had a related patch set uploaded (by Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE); author: Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE)):

[mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase@master] Only show pulsating dot to logged-in users

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/942437

The key issue is: Whomever we show the pulsating dot to needs to have the means to disable it (logged in or not). So far, most straight forward and the easiest solution for this was to only show it to logged-in users.

According to T326816, “The temporary account user will not be able to set preferences”, so I think excluding temporary accounts is the right thing to do.

Change 942437 merged by jenkins-bot:

[mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase@master] Only show pulsating dot to logged-in users

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/942437

It's working perfectly! \o/