This task represents the work involved with enabling people to elect to receive notifications when new topics are posted on talk pages they are interested in.
=== Objective and theory of change
This work is intended to increase the likelihood Junior and Senior Contributors know when someone is talking about something they are interested in.
**Theory of change**
We think that:
- //If// people can decide to receive notifications when new topics are posted on talk pages they are interested in...
- //Then// they will be able to more easily and quickly identify conversations they can share their expertise/support/guidance/etc. in
- //...and// be more likely to respond to those comments in a timely manner.
This section includes ideas for scenarios that will guide the yet-to-be drafted `Requirements` above.
- //Did someone start a new conversation about a topic I am interested in?//
-- **Event 1:** Automatically send people a notification when another person starts a new section on a talk page you are interested in.
=== Open questions
- [ ] What needs to be true for the software to consider someone to be "interested in" a talk page? //E.g. they explicitly decided to "Watch" the talk page? They participated on the talk page before? They started a topic on the talk page?//
- [ ] How – if at all – should people watching talk pages affect whether they are notified when a new topic is added?
-- //Note: some people watch talk pages indirectly, by way of watching its corresponding article page. In this case, people might be confused/surprised about receiving a notification about a talk page which they may have never directly seen and/or interacted with.//
- @Ainali: //"I still have to do that to see if there is a new discussion started on some page I am particularly interested in. For these pages, I would like to auto subscribe to all new sections. Since it was so easy to unwatch a topic straight from the menu, I don't mind getting many notifications. I still find it likely to save me many clicks and loading time of pages."// | [mw:Feature request: automatic subscription to new sections on selected pages](https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Wh5d6oyzjqpi1hzx).