[xwiki-devs] [POPOSAL] Add some automatic mail notification

Thomas Mortagne thomas.mortagne at xwiki.com
Wed Mar 30 14:48:37 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 16:28, Ludovic Dubost <ludovic at xwiki.com> wrote:
> I'm +100 on live email notifications. I had already proposed some additions
> to "mail this page"
> http://markmail.org/thread/dnwgtgfq4nnwz7nv
> to include "live" (not watchlist) subsription to changes.
> I perfectly agree that we need some live subscriptions.
> I'm +1 for 1b
> As for 2/ I'm not completely sure about the fully automated solution limited
> only to direct replies to your comments.

It's not only direct replies, see the listed modes (that I was
planning to make configurable).

> First I think we probably need also to allow that for participants to the
> content, and we also need an unsubscribe mecanism.

For content users that's kind of 1/ already including unsubscribe
simply by removing the document from your watchlist (but yes it's not
live by default unless you setup your watchlist to be live if that's

> So whenever you make an edit or a comment, you should have one or more
> "checkboxes" which are checked by default
> For a content edit:
> [  ] Email me about changes to this page
> [  ] Email me about comments to this page
> For a comment
> [  ] Email me about replies to my comment
> [  ] Email me about all comments to this page
> [  ] Email me about changes to this page
> The issue here is that this requires storing these subscriptions somewhere,
> whereas the 2b/ solution you propose can be done automatically (except for
> the unsubscribe).
> I believe in the end we should have a full "live" subscribe mecanism to a
> page, so we will need the subscription storage anyway.
> Also we could image "instant messenging" notification in addition to mail
> notification.
> So we should go for the more complete solution right away.
> So to summarize:
> I'm +1 for 1b right away
> I'm -1 for 2b but +1 for a more complete solution

Sure a complete solution would be great but there is no way I have
time or desire to work on that so it's either 2/ or nothing from my
side. Is 2/ that blocker the way it is defined ?

> Ludovic
> Le 30/03/11 09:27, Thomas Mortagne a écrit :
>> Hi devs,
>> I'm thinking since a long time that the wiki really lack some
>> automatic mail notification and here are some very simple ones that
>> would improve wiki contributor life I think (I would love to have
>> theses on xwiki.org for example.):
>> 1) Automatically add a page to your watchlist when you modify it
>> a) all the time
>> b) only for major modification (not tagged as minor edit)
>> c) only when you create a new page
>> + Possible to disable it in the profile and you can easily remove the
>> page from  your watchlist.
>> + Disable it for all users needed ?
>> 2) Automatically send you a mail
>> a) when there is any comment in a page where you have yourself a comment
>> b) only when someone answer recursively to one of your comments
>> + Possible to disable it in your profile
>> + Disable it for all user needed ?
>> Here is my +1 for 1b and 2b as default.
>> WDYT ?
> --
> Ludovic Dubost
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Thomas Mortagne

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