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            Bug ID: 59116
           Summary: Show link notifications for links from non-mainspace
           Product: MediaWiki extensions
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: Echo
    Classification: Unclassified
   Mobile Platform: ---

Currently link notifications are only shown when the page is linked from
namespace 0 (or from any content namespace, I don't know, but this doesn't
matter) (and when the linked page is itself in namespace 0, but this too isn't
relevant for this ticket). You probably have a rationale for not showing
notification for new links from other namespaces, so feel free to close as
WONTFIX, if your rationale is better than mine.

I think notifications should be shown for new links from all namespaces. There
are several common cases, and in all of them a notification would be a good

* A page is linked on a portal/wiki project/... among the "New Articles". ->
The user is shown a place, where others work on the topic he is interested in.
* A page is linked on a list of articles that have to be improved or nominated
for deletion, etc. -> As long as there are no seperate notifications for this,
a link notification is an acceptable way to inform the user about this.
* A page is linked on the reference desk to answer some question. -> The user
is told: "By writing this article you helped somebody!", which is a nice
positive feedback.

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