Notifications: Linking a username in an Edit-Summary should trigger a notification
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Add a check of the edit summary, for any links to a username. Don't require the ~~~~ check in these cases.

Eg. [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk:Signatures&diff=prev&oldid=556815553 this edit],
Eg.2. [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Peteforsyth&diff=prev&oldid=554514702 another edit]

This would allow us to "ping" a user, in any namespace.

It would allow us to notify someone that their question had been answered, or query something about their edit, without working their name into the text of the response.

My only concern is that this might get over-used, leading to some power-users "pinging" too often/easily. Ie. trying to use edit summaries as a communication tool. Eg. "Does this look right [[User:Ironholds]]?"

Possibly the benefits outweigh the potential drawbacks?

(I thought Notifications was already doing this, hence I've been linking usernames in some edit summaries for the last few weeks.. >.< )


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Technical13 added a comment.Via ConduitJun 18 2013, 6:11 PM

Glad I found an existing bug for something this time... I'd support this idea. I don't see this being abused much as doing so would likely end up in repercussions starting with a warning of the user to a worst case of blocking a user and restricting talk page access.

Krenair added a comment.Via ConduitJun 18 2013, 8:56 PM

I don't think this could/would be abused or over-used any more than mentions in talk page text.

Quiddity added a comment.Via ConduitJun 18 2013, 9:08 PM

(I worry too much, and sometimes try to answer objections preemptively! My worry here is negligible. (And not a negligee))

Technical13 added a comment.Via ConduitJul 7 2013, 6:28 PM

This was asked about again (- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Notifications#Ping_question -) Seems to be some consensus developing that the community wants this. Thanks.

He7d3r added a comment.Via ConduitAug 24 2013, 6:00 PM

+1

Any abuses of such a feature could be dealt with in the usual way (wikis can have local policies defining what to do in these cases...)

Spage added a comment.Via ConduitSep 23 2013, 8:44 PM

Prioritization and scheduling of this bug is tracked on Mingle card https://mingle.corp.wikimedia.org/projects/flow/cards/217

Legoktm added a comment.Via ConduitJan 14 2014, 10:25 PM
  • Bug 60056 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
MZMcBride added a comment.Via ConduitMar 12 2014, 3:33 AM

Bug 30750 is closely related.

Quiddity added a comment.Via ConduitOct 2 2014, 5:04 PM
  • Bug 71544 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Praveenp added a comment.Via ConduitOct 15 2014, 8:22 AM

This bug seriously affecting the usage of translatewiki.net because it is almost impossible to check recent edits.

Praveenp added a comment.Via ConduitOct 15 2014, 8:23 AM

Sorry wrong bug, wrong comment :-(

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