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Suppress notifications for edits with a 'no ping' revision tag
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Suggested by Anomie...

If an edit includes the revision tag 'no ping', Echo should suppress any notifications being generated by that action. This would operate similar to the Echo blacklist, but per revision rather than per user.

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Tags


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50628

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 1:48 AM
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kaldari created this task.Jun 28 2013, 8:29 PM

This seems like a somewhat inappropriate use case for a tag in some ways, since they were originally meant for users to filter on interesting edits.

In that case, aren't virtually all current uses of tags inappropriate?

Is there any other way to associate arbitrary metadata with a revision?

Prioritization and scheduling of this bug is tracked on Mingle card https://mingle.corp.wikimedia.org/projects/flow/cards/219

Note: This potential feature, was just mentioned again at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_talk:Echo-blacklist#AnomieBOT

EBernhardson triaged this task as Lowest priority.Dec 11 2014, 12:08 AM
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Should be reasonably easy to implement, as long as we are agreed that a tag is an acceptable misuse of the feature,