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Subscribe to 'welcome a bit': UI is now available[edit]

Hello all,

A graphical interface is now available to subscribe to new drafts and new published articles on topics of interest.

How does it work?

It is a user script. When you install it, you see a 'subscribe' button next to the list of categories for an article. There you can select whether you would prefer to receive these notifications A) by email or B) by a talk page on-wiki, and whether you would prefer to learn of the new articles A) when they have been added as a draft or B) only after publication. Upon making this selection you are taken to the relevant page where these categories can be listed.

How do I install it?

The script name is User:Gryllida/js/wab-sub.js, and to install it, add


to your Special:MyPage/common.js.

Who do I ask for help?

Please let me know what you think!! I expect to be making a next release of the notifications tool (the script which monitors new pages creations) later this month, and announce the changes here. I am normally available at the live chat as well.

--Gryllida (talk) 02:04, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Welcome a bit: new release, Version 3[edit]

Gui, improvement advertised as point 1 in this text.
Image: Gryllida.

Hi all,

Here is version 3 of the 'welcome a bit' tool.

1) Now with easier gui signup -- see instructions here.

2) For those of you who receive notifications to talk page, gui is available to remove obsoleted notifications. A script is available now to facilitate this. If you add


to your Special:MyPage/common.js, then at the end of each section which was added by 'welcome a bit' there will be a large blue word 'Remove'. It prompts to delete the corresponding section in two clicks. Thanks to Qwerty number1 for suggesting and testing this feature.

3) Also now the notifications say which categories the articles belong to, and who is their author.

In the next version I plan to sort the list of articles, which you are being notified about, by date. Please share your suggestions.

--Gryllida (talk) 22:58, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Please note that to reduce confusion I've made signing up even easier: just leave me a message. This is now also linked at the main documentation page. --Gryllida (talk) 01:18, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
I've added this to cron now just so that it does not miss days after my computer rebooted. Gryllida (talk) 00:04, 3 July 2019 (UTC)