Please, do not enable this feature by default. A lot of people do not
like > 10 emails/day in their mailbox, and I have such amount of
watchlisted edits even in smaller projects like Meta.


On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 1:27 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
<> wrote:
> A few hours ago, a year after the discussion on this list about editor
> retention and communication,[1] email notification[2] of edits to
> watchlisted pages has been enabled on all Wikimedia projects — at last!
> Until yesterday, only 16 lucky content projects, including Commons (plus a
> bunch of small backstage wikis), benefited from this feature.
> There are still a few steps left, to monitor performance impact.[3]
> The only inconvenience is that both new and old users still have to manually
> enable the feature on their preferences, while it would make more sense to
> make it opt-out, as for user talk: users want to disable it only on the very
> few wikis they monitor very closely, when/if the watchlist gets crowded and
> would generate too much spam. Some thought is needed to address this pat of
> the problem because of course we don't want to suddenly send thousands of
> emails to the super-users with (tens of?) thousands of pages in their
> watchlist before they opt-out.
> Nemo
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
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