Could this idea be of use to you?DonaldNoyes.ThinkingOutLoud.20110717
In the past there was PageChangeNotification. Which used a list of pages one might be interested in reviewing and commenting upon. What I am thinking about using this page for is targeted notifications.
Suppose you have made a new page, or have added some significant items or questions which invite participation of others, many of whom do not have the time to read all of the RecentChanges, but will occasionally scan the titles.
This notice: AttentionPlease can serve a number of purposes:
Can be taken to mean: I have placed an item in my Message Area (at the bottom of My HomePage), which I would like for you to take a look at.
If at that time you also add to this page (at the bottom) the same as on the HomePage of interest, it will serve as a Notices Cache, in case others use the same technique during the period, and will make AttentionPlease appear at first, just below (or near) the person notified.
When used on a page you have edited and you wish several to take note, add a line like:
This is not the only way this device may be used. It might be used for other notices or tags, or in other contexts. I am sure there are at least a dozen which might come to mind.
Others may consider this a BadThing.