"mention" notifications on Meta don't work for ns0
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Description

"mention" notifications (one's userpage being linked) on Meta don't work for the main namespace, which however hosts some important discussion and request pages there.


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=54433

Details

Reference
bz55491
bzimport set Reference to bz55491.

The issue here is that it's hardcoded for talk namespaces and NS_PROJECT. We probably need some kind of configuration variable to modify it.

Echo/Hooks.php:455 if ( $title->isTalkPage() || $title->inNamespace( NS_PROJECT ) ) {

(In reply to comment #1)

The issue here is that it's hardcoded for talk namespaces and NS_PROJECT. We
probably need some kind of configuration variable to modify it.

Echo/Hooks.php:455 if ( $title->isTalkPage() ||
$title->inNamespace( NS_PROJECT ) ) {

Is there any reason it needs to be restricted to certain namespaces at all?

Spage added a comment.Oct 17 2013, 5:15 PM

The WMF core features team tracks this bug on Mingle card https://mingle.corp.wikimedia.org/projects/flow/cards/326, but people from the community are welcome to contribute here and in Gerrit.

Change 93508 had a related patch set uploaded by Gerrit Patch Uploader:
Remove namespace restriction for mention notifications

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/93508

  • Bug 56919 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Just to note that there is a need for notifications in the template namespace as well. Wikipedia DYK makes extensive use of this namespace for reviews.

@Spinningspark the current patch address the notifications triggered by a signature.

Previous behavior: only on NS_PROJECT (Wikipedia:) and on every talk namespaces.
Patch behavior: everywhere

I offered in comments to make this configurable.

If the patch is merged as is, template namespace will be covered.
If my solution is used, the following configuration will be needed:

$wgEchoNotifications['baseNamespaces'] = array(

default => array(
    NS_PROJECT
),

metawiki => array(
    NS_PROJECT,
    NS_MAIN, //bug 55491
),

enwiki => array(
    NS_PROJECT,
    NS_TEMPLATE, //bug 55491
),

);

I don't see any reason why it should be made configurable. Why would we not want notifications from particular namespaces? If my name were to be linked in article space I would certainly want to know about it top priority above everything else. Perhaps that case could be implemented as a big orange bar at the top of the page (alright, perhaps not :) ).

(In reply to comment #8)

I don't see any reason why it should be made configurable. Why would we not
want notifications from particular namespaces?

Edge cases, I imagine. But we should test it out and see what happens, in my opinion.

(In reply to comment #9)

(In reply to comment #8)
> I don't see any reason why it should be made configurable. Why would we not
> want notifications from particular namespaces?

Edge cases, I imagine. But we should test it out and see what happens, in my
opinion.

Edge cases are likely to be specific pages rather than entire namespaces.

(In reply to comment #10)

Edge cases are likely to be specific pages rather than entire namespaces.

Sure, but... bug 50628. :-)

What is hindering the approval of this patch? I see more and more that people are trying to ping each other on the main or project ns'es.

(In reply to comment #12)

What is hindering the approval of this patch? I see more and more that people
are trying to ping each other on the main or project ns'es.

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/93508 needs to be updated and merged. I just bumped the changeset.

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Who's maintaining Echo?

(In reply to MZMcBride from comment #15)

Who's maintaining Echo?

See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developers/Maintainers (might be outdated); http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Echo ?

Change 93508 merged by jenkins-bot:
Remove namespace restriction for mention notifications

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/93508

Will go out with 1.23wmf16.

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