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FS#713 "Email this page" button
An 'email this page' button would would help collaboration by ensuring contributors that their edits are seen by people from whom they want comments. Since it would send the notice from the users email client, the user would have a record of the notification. Even though it is easy to copy and paste a url into an email, as we are painfully aware not everyone seems to be able to do this, nor would it occurr to them. A button would both suggest the possibility and make it idiot-proof to do.
It would also be a workaround for the problem of people not subscribing to pages because they dont want to be "spammed" by small changes. This would be the way to alert them.
The button would invoke the users email client and fill in appropriate fields. Unlike the automated notices, "From" would be the users address. The subject line would show the automated statement of change. The message body would contain the automated change info including the direct link to the page. The user could add any additional message text.
Although you discribe an advanced method, what about the browsers capabillities? This feature exists there very long time.