This task is about deciding how – if at all – the "Watch this page" checkbox checkbox that appears within the Reply and New Discussion Tools' `Advanced` drawers relates to Topic Subscriptions:
|New Discussion Tool | Reply Tool
- Within both the Reply //and// New Discussion Tools, change the language withihn the `Advanced` shelf //from// `Watch this page` to `Add this page to your [[Special:Watchlist|watchlist]]`. You can see how this should look within the Reply Tool here:
When trying the Reply Tool and Topic Subscriptions for the first time, [User:Tribe of Tiger](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tribe_of_Tiger) came to wonder [i] whether the the `Watch this page` checkbox that currently appears within the Reply and New Discussion Tools' `Advanced` drawer controls whether they are automatically subscribed to the conversation they are replying within.
I suspect others will have a similar experience to [User:Tribe of Tiger](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tribe_of_Tiger) and as such we should considering a minimum of the following two options:
# Revising the `Watch this page` checkbox in both form and function so people understand that it does relate/control Automatic Topic Subscriptions //or//
# Revising the `Watch this page` checkbox in both form and function so people understand that it does NOT relate/control it to Automatic Topic Subscriptions
=== Open question
[x] 1. How – if at all – should the "Watch this page" affordance that appears within the New Discussion and Reply Tools relate to/control Topic Subscriptions?
-- For now, the "Watch this page" affordance that appears within the New Discussion and Reply Tools will NOT relate to/control Topic Subscriptions. //See thinking in T290712#7353382.//
- [x] 2. What – if any – adjustment should be made to how the "Watch this page" affordance looks and functions to communicate the relationship – or lack thereof – that we decided upon in "1."?
-- We are going to change the copy that accompanies the checkbox //from// `Watch this page` //to// `Add this page to your [[Special:Watchlist|watchlist]]`
- [x] All `===Open questions` are answered and documented
- [ ] `===Requirements` are implemented
i. //"By replying here, am I now "subscribed"? I merely pressed "reply" under your post...so if I post on another talkpage (elsewhere on WP) will I be automatically subscribed and receive notifications? I clicked on "Advanced" under this box, and think this might be true, and if I unclick "watch this page", I can opt out of this one page."// | [Source](https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Enterprisey/reply-link&diff=prev&oldid=1043375743&diffmode=source)