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PageTriage Echo notifications for basic review/patrol actions are not useful
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If an edit gets marked as patrolled, or marked as reviewed via PageCuration with no specific issues flagged, this currently creates a Notification for the user who made the edit — typically a new user whose edits are not yet autopatrolled.

Since these actions do not include any actionable feedback (unlike the case where a page is tagged with specific issues), these Notifications are useless, confusing, and little bit intimidating. It's not useful for a user to know simply that "your edit was reviewed" (or, as on English Wikipedia via a modified MediaWiki message, "patrolled"), without knowing anything about what an edit having been review/patrolled means. Since new users find this so confusing, these messages should be disabled.

I created a patch which removes the creation of these types of Notifications (but leaves the Echo formatters in place so that previously issued ones will still appear): https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/175168/

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Ragesoss created this task.Nov 25 2014, 9:14 PM
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Quiddity triaged this task as High priority.Nov 28 2014, 8:37 AM
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Okay, my patch is stale, but this issue is still relevant: PageCuration notifications that don't have specific actionable issues are confusing and intimidating for newcomers. If someone gets a message saying 'your edit was patrolled', they often think they did something wrong.

These notifications should be removed.