We like the short labels used to select notification categories, but think that users may not understand what they mean. To that end, we discussed:
• add a question mark next to each category
• show a flyout when you hover over the question marks (with a sentence or two explaining what it means)
• keep short labels, using nouns rather than verbs (e.g. 'page links' instead of 'linked', or 'edit reverts' instead of 'reverted')
This is high priority, based on our discussion. However, Kaldari points out that this will also require some core hacking so could delay things a bit.
The current notifications preferences page can be viewed here on MediaWiki:
Its current feature requirements are outlined here, and will be updated based
on our discussions: