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Make "Email me when a page or file on my watchlist is changed" findable
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The option "Email me when a page or file on my watchlist is changed" is hidden in a location that might have been logical to put it 10 years ago, but now isn't any more.

I wanted to enable email notification on some WMF wiki. I don't usually use that so I had to look

  • I first looked at notifications. Lot's of stuff about notifications, also email options, but no option to enable watchlist notifications
  • Second I looked under the watchlist tab. Plenty of boxes to tick, but no email box
  • Third I clicked on the first tab ("user profile") to just go through all the tabs one by one. Luckily I found the option there

This isn't a very nice user interface experience. I don't have a ready made solution. I see two directions:

  • Move the box somewhere else
  • Duplicate the same option on multiple locations so users can find it in multiple ways

Probably best to have the user interface people have a look at this.

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@Multichill Possibly a duplicate of T65577: Create a "Watching and notifications" tab in MediaWiki core and/or T54337: Move email notification for watched pages into Echo ? (As noted in the former, one difficulty is that Echo is an optional extension, whereas this feature (enotifwatchlist) is part of core...)

Legoktm moved this task from Backlog to Needs plan on the Notifications board.Jul 6 2015, 7:27 AM