Email notifications for edits waiting for review

One feature that support localizers have been wanting for a long time is email notification when an article edit is waiting for review. We now have it! Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Log in to, and click on the “My Account” link in the site menu.
  2. In the User Preferences page, click on the “MyWatches” icon.


  3. At the bottom of the Watches page, there is a line that begins with “Watch wiki page changes in“. Set it to “Waiting for review” and the language you want to monitor.


  4. Click on “Add watch“. The watch may not appear on the page at first, but if you click on “MyWatches” it will appear.

You can also watch how to set this up in this screencast.

One really neat thing about the way this is set up is that you can set up a watch for any other category, and any other language. For instance, if you want to watch for changes to English contributor documents, just set the category to “How to Contribute” and the language to “English“.

We hope that these language-specific category watches will make it much easier to keep up with the changes that affect a particular locale. If you’re localizing Firefox Support, please give it a try and share your experiences in the Contributors forum!

2 comments on “Email notifications for edits waiting for review”

  1. RNiK wrote on

    EHMMM… I think that SUMO Blog needs some layout bugfix:

  2. rogers wrote on

    whats with outlook e mails on this firefox deal.