Community Wishlist Survey 2023/Anti-harassment/Notifications for user page edits

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Notifications for user page edits

  • Problem: If your user page is modified by a malicious user, you may not notice if your watchlist is overflowed. Unlike a normal article, it is very unlikely that another user will revert or warn about the malicious changes for you. Unlike article vandalism, user page vandalism can affect the unwitting users standing in the community.
  • Proposed solution: Generate notifications for user page modifications by other users, just like user talk notifications work now. Another solution would be to protect user pages from modification, but some edits may be friendly and even useful.
  • Who would benefit: Users whose user page has been vandalized.
  • More comments: It could be made configurable per user. This is a re-submission of Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Anti-harassment/Notifications for user page edits by Error.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T3876
  • Proposer: MarioGom (talk) 16:54, 28 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]