Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Notifications/Categorize notifications

Categorize notifications

  • Problem: Every notification is just listed with barely few to no categories, especially those who contribute to one project (or just a few)
  • Who would benefit: Editors
  • Proposed solution: Categorize notifications into: Talk page message / Security / User mentions / You've got email / Others, etc.
  • More comments: This will mean revamp of the notifications system, and would hope to make some other suggestions (e.g. notification on page being edited) being viable and not overwhelm the whole system
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: 1233 T / C 13:42, 22 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]


  • Add one point: It is dumb to select what category to be notified but, when there are notifications, every category just sits there and mix. Categorizing the type before the message received timestamp can smoothen this issue and enable more notification types to be added while not affecting the ease of use of the notification system.--1233 T / C 14:13, 22 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • @1233: I'm not sure I follow. What do you mean by "categories"? As in, the icon you see that indicates what type of notification it is? Or do you feel there should be more notification flyouts (right now there is a button for "alerts" and a button for "notices")? Thanks, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 22:29, 2 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Sort the notifications by category before by time, at here. e.g. when you click the notification button, it can categorize. e.g. Sort thank yous before mentions before left a message before failed attempts, etc.--1233 T / C 06:15, 3 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]