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Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Notifications/Article reminders

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  • Problem: There are articles you want to update from time to time but it is not easy to keep track of them.
  • Who would benefit: Dedicated editors, power users on every project.
  • Proposed solution: Use existing notification system to show reminders. A new screen could be created under "more" menu. You should be able to pick either specific date or number of days in the future.
  • More comments: It would be useful to set a reminder to update a certain article after 6 months (end of sporting season) or on June 27 (a certain president assumes office).

DiscussionEdit

  • Perhaps more general reminders would be more useful. Rather than just scheduling "remind me about article X", you might also want reminders about talk page sections or other discussions. Anomie (talk) 14:20, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Check w:User:MusikAnimal/customWatchlists.js? Gryllida 22:19, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
  • There was one (or more?) MediaWiki extensions to add this sort of thing, but they never made it onto the Wikimedia servers for some reason (probably because they weren't finished or tested or something). It should definitely be possible to fix one of them up. Enterprisey (talk) 04:41, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Mw:Extension:Reminder does something like this. Its not been vetted for WMF usage (security/scaling) yet. It's also heavily reliant on javascript if I remember correctly, which our community tends to frown upon at times. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 09:01, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
  • I absolutely support pursuing this. Here is the verbatim text of a wishlist item I have been keeping track of for some time: "Ability to set a calendar for alerts (for yourself and other users?) for future edits that need to be made. So that, for instance, we don't have to be a year and a half late for things like this." Thanks to all of you for the work that you do on WP. KConWiki (talk) 00:54, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • For lvwiki I created a tool for adding a reminder to do something. Later bot adds notification on some talk page (where user requested it). It's very far from perfect and isn't much used, but as a proof of concept... I know that Enterprisey did (or wanted to do) something on enwiki, right? Edgars2007 (talk) 07:25, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
    Correct - I did write "RemindMeBot" on enwiki but it was never completed. It wasn't actually that hard, I just had other things I was working on. If this doesn't get chosen I could probably revisit it, but I think the mediawiki extension route is what we should be going for here. Enterprisey (talk) 21:15, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
  • This doesn't relate to adding a feature, but just FYI, you can keep reminders in a sandbox page. The "sandbox" link is always in the upper right corner when viewing Wikipedia (between "talk" and "preferences"), so it is always easy to get to. Just edit your sandbox page with a description of when/what you want to be reminded of. This will just be a page, so no notifications, but if you remember to check it like you do with your watchlist, it can be a decent interim solution for you. AHeneen (talk) 08:07, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • As creator I welcome everyone to improve description/language of this proposal, so that it does not stop from being successful. --Papuass (talk) 08:33, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
  • As someone who updates sports team season pages this would be very helpful to remember to update after games. Swimmer33 (talk) 13:48, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes, please. I often propose changes on talk pages, of the form "<Detail of change.> In the absence of any objection, I propose making this change in about a week/month/etc." See also T88781. Feline Hymnic (talk) 13:07, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Please. en:Special:Diff/868948727. Bellezzasolo (talk) 15:19, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I like this proposal, I'd like to know how public, or private the reminder would invariably be? Thank you.--John Cline (talk) 00:45, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I think this might be of use to Wikivoyage, which is prone to slap big red warningboxes on destinations during major disasters. There is already a "lastedit" field to flag (for example) that "{{warningbox|All good Anglo-Saxons are warned of an imminent Norman invasion...|lastedit=1066-01-01}} should be discarded once the invading rabble have been chased back to the Continent, but some of these warnings, like {{warningbox|Hurricane! Incoming! Run!}} tend to be very time-sensitive and a note to remove or update the notice after landfall would be valuable. K7L (talk) 07:52, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

VotingEdit

  •   Support --Tohaomg (talk) 18:34, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support SEMMENDINGER (talk) 19:29, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support GENERAL REMINDERS would be even better, but having something that gave a notification rather than just using a sandbox for them would be really helpful Nosebagbear (talk) 20:04, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Tom Ja (talk) 23:45, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jeroen N (talk) 23:51, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Gehenna1510 (talk) 00:32, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --John Cline (talk) 01:30, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Not a high priority, but why not ? Braveheidi (talk) 01:54, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support General reminders would be better, of course. Enterprisey (talk) 04:12, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 08:59, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Kpgjhpjm (talk) 09:20, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Cbyd (talk) 10:32, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:43, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Alaa :)..! 10:45, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Frettie (talk) 10:53, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 11:10, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support somewhere integrated in watchlist would be nice idea. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:20, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Awesome idea Walter Klosse (talk) 11:53, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Sakretsu (talk) 14:49, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:42, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Micru (talk) 16:12, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Yilku1 (talk) 17:06, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Yeah, this one would be extremely beneficial. I want to update the top political and civil service executives of various Indian ministries (at the federal/central level) and departments (at the state level) and this tool would be extremely nice for that purpose. SshibumXZ (talk) 17:18, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 18:39, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Barcelona (talk) 19:01, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support JAn Dudík (talk) 20:28, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Nk (talk) 20:30, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportThanks for the fish! talkcontribs 20:35, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Bellezzasolo (talk) 21:47, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Something like this would be quite useful Tom (LT) (talk) 23:19, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Darwinek (talk) 01:32, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportBilorv (talk) 03:47, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Imzadi 1979  05:30, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support AHeneen (talk) 05:52, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 08:00, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support NMaia (talk) 10:45, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:33, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Hydriz (talk) 12:44, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 13:06, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support — Draceane talkcontrib. 17:06, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Hadi (talk) 21:02, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportMeiræ 22:15, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support [[kgh]] (talk) 23:58, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Trizek from FR 09:52, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Swimmer33 (talk) 13:51, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Biafra (talk) 17:34, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Ahecht (TALK
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  •   Support StringRay (talk) 22:15, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Iridescent (talk) 10:17, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support«« Man77 »» [de] 13:29, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Philk84 (talk) 14:09, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Vulphere 14:47, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Lofhi (talk) 18:06, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 22:48, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support BMK (talk) 11:10, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Novak Watchmen (talk) 13:43, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Jack who built the house (talk) 18:22, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support kocio 21:46, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Nihlus 22:43, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support This ties in excellently with another top wish, "Watchlist item expiration", which also requires similar time-based infrastructure to be developed. This, that and the other (talk) 02:31, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Benjamin (talk) 06:31, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support but a general "remind me" functionality would be even better, weirdly I just requested a bot to provide this at en:Wikipedia:Bot_requests#Remind_me_bot. Fish and karate (talk) 09:17, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Could also be useful for non-article pages. Encycloon (talk) 18:51, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Flo Beck (talk) 20:10, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Pinky sl (talk) 09:32, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Feline Hymnic (talk) 10:37, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   SupportInsertcleverphrasehere (or here) 15:36, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Sahaquiel9102 (talk) 17:26, 23 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Hmxhmx 10:17, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Quiddity (talk) 18:34, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Saederup92 (talk) 18:35, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support — Pajz (talk) 19:05, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Barkeep49 (talk) 19:23, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Townie (talk) 21:00, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Arbnos (talk) 23:17, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support BrownHairedGirl (talk) 01:28, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Soumendrak (talk) 09:03, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support By erdo can • TLK 09:07, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Helder 13:22, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support XoMEoX (talk) 18:19, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Ranjithsiji (talk) 22:50, 25 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Dreamy Jazz (talk) 08:48, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Equoreo (talk) 09:17, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support //Hannibal (talk) 12:41, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Mx. Granger (talk) 14:34, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support I'd mostly just like to set a reminder about an edit that was made that I'd like to respond to in some way. --Izno (talk) 00:43, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support YFdyh000 (talk) 18:29, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Rschen7754 01:53, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Netanel488 (talk) 22:27, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 23:14, 28 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Kpjas (talk) 10:31, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Yes please. I would use it for articles about sports (as nobody needs outdated sports articles and it's too easy to forget to update some minor event) — NickK (talk) 16:42, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Ldorfman (talk) 20:47, 29 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Stussll (talk) 06:50, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Bencemac (talk) 08:34, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Schniggendiller (talk) 11:53, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --OrsolyaVirág (talk) 14:26, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support Edgars2007 (talk) 14:28, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Zuiks (talk) 14:55, 30 November 2018 (UTC)