Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Mobile and apps/Better warning display for mobile users

Better warning display for mobile users

  • Problem: Perennial proposal, on many venues. We need to resolve the issues raised in THEYCANTHEARYOU. Mobile users must be able to see some kind of actual notification that "a real human being is a bit annoyed that you just replaced the page on Richard III with the word horse, and has left a message that you should read", not just a little red dot beside a bell.
  • Proposed solution: We need an orange bar of doom for mobile users, ideally, also saying who left the message. Personally, I avoid using the mobile interface anyway, and use #desktop-on-mobile, but I would like the people I warn to be able to see and understand the warnings that they receive.
  • Who would benefit: Mobile users
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Mako001 (talk) 23:27, 10 January 2022 (UTC)


I believe this was done within the last few months? I see a yellow bar when clicking edit anonymously when I have anonymous messages. What is still missing exactly? See and related tickets. Jdlrobson (talk) 01:32, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

My apologies, I hadn't checked it out since then. Mako001 (talk) 11:25, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
Jon, that's great news for the case of not-logged-in users who go to make an edit! Has the change been announced to w:en where THEYCANTHEARYOU has been discussed extensively as a high-priority problem? Reading the description for this wish, it sounds to me that it's also about the logged-in mobile web user. C.f. Phab:T240889#5747091 where Andre says “‘New messages’ banner should be shown on mobile. (feature request) – That feature request will be declined: We only display the orange bar of death if the Notifications extension is not installed on a wiki, as of T58834...” Yes the big red dot is hard to miss, but I think a talk-page message is higher priority than a ping (think user-warn templates on enwiki), and deserves a separate indicator. Pelagic (talk) 21:24, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
I posted a new talk sub-section at w:en:Wikipedia:Village pump (WMF)#Some progress: logged-out web
It's also useful for non-newbies. My red dot currently says “59”, much of that from Structured Discussions on mw. As I subscribe to more talk sections with Discussion Tools, that may start to contribute to the number of alerts. I rely on the gold bar (though in Timeless it's semi-hidden in the user drop-down) to surface the really important stuff: I would love to have that in Minerva also. Pelagic (talk) 21:24, 13 January 2022 (UTC)
Are you sure this has been fixed for the apps too? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
10:06, 9 February 2022 (UTC)