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.

—vvv

On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 1:27 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
<nemow...@gmail.com> 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]
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2011-April/thread.html#65294
> [2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Watching_pages#E-mail_notification
> [3] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28026#c53
>
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