Community health initiative/User Mute features/Design

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Design principals and notes[edit]

  • It's more important to group the Mute lists than email with email or notifications with notifications.
  • Even though we'd like to return to this feature and replace it with a proper global unified solution, we need to be comfortable with this feature's design existing on the product as a long-term solution.
  • Feasibility may affect our design so we can hit our quarterly goals.

Options[edit]

Option 1: Create a new 'Muted users' tab[edit]

  • Create a new tab on Special:Preferences titled 'Muted users' (or something similar)
  • Move the Notifications Mute list to this new tab
  • Add a link to the 'Muted users' tab from the 'Notifications' tab
  • Place the email mute list on this new tab
  • Label the input box ‘Prohibit these users from sending me direct emails”
  • Rename the “Enable email from other users” preference to be more specific
  • Add a link from the ‘Email options’ tab to the ‘Muted users’ tab

Option 2: Add Special:EmailUser Mute list to the 'Mute' section of the 'Notifications' tab[edit]

  • Place the email mute list on the Notifications tab near in the existing 'Mute' section
  • Label the input box ‘Prohibit these users from sending me direct emails”
  • Rename the “Enable email from other users” preference to be more specific
  • Add a link from the ‘Email options’ tab to the ‘Notifications’ tab

Option 3: Add Special:EmailUser Mute list to the 'Email options' section of the 'User profile' tab[edit]

  • Place the email mute list on the 'User profile' tab near under the 'Email options' section
  • Label the input box ‘Prohibit these users from sending me direct emails”
  • Rename the “Enable email from other users” preference to be more specific
  • TBD: Add a link to ‘Email options’ tab from the ‘Notifications’ tab

Open questions[edit]

  • How will this work on wikis without Echo enabled?
  • Which of these will require wider Wikimedia volunteer consultation?