Thread Subject: Re: Notification of changes to wiki
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From: Jim Tobias
Date: Wed, Oct 11 2006 3:40 PM
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> From: Jared Smith [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 5:28 PM
> To: TEITAC Communications Task Force
> Subject: Re: [teitac-tools] Notification of changes to wiki
> On 10/11/06, Jim Tobias < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > If we're going to rely on the wiki (otherwise known in
> certain circles
> > as "the IT that dare not speak its name"), either people
> are going to
> > have to get really good at visiting it frequently, or we
> will need reminding.
> > Although the wiki lets you maintain a watchlist -- notifications if
> > certain pages are changed -- the watchlist still requires
> you to come
> > to the wiki in the first place. There's RSS, which lets you get
> > notified in your aggregator. And then there's 'enotif', a
> > plugin that emails you about changes on the wiki. If 'enotif' does
> > what it claims and is robust, I think it may be the best
> option. Is
> > anyone familiar with it? Are there other options?
> Actually the functionality of enotif is entirely built into
> this version of MediaWiki. In your preferences, you can
> select to be notified when a page you are watching is
> modified. Still, you must add pages to your Watchlist, but
> this enables users to pick and choose which events they want
> to be notified about. I think this fits the need you are
> describing. I will add the to the Wiki instructions page
> - http://teitac.org/wiki/TEITAC_wiki
> The RSS feed for recent changes is
> The feed for new pages is
> There is no native RSS feed for your watchlist, though there
> are plugins to do this. I think the e-mail notification in
> addition to the built-in watchlist feature should be adequate.
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