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Discussion subscriptions are live

I've just deployed the ability to subscribe to a discussion and get notified by email when a reply is posted.

How this works currently:

  • If you're following a discussion, you'll receive an email every time a new post is added. The link in the email pings you over directly to the new post for convenience.
  • You won't receive notifications for sub-replies (replies to replies) unless you're participating within those replies. This is to avoid being notified too many times.
  • A new filter has been added to the forum navigation to track discussions you're subscribed to, so you can easily manage these.

I realise that an email per reply may get overwhelming if you have quite a few subscriptions, so I'm considering an off-email notification section or a summary email sent with updates. I'll keep you posted.

Any feedback, let me know!

alex
alex
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tisuchi
tisuchi

Hi @alex

Indeed it's a nice feature ❤️

Currently, does it really send an email if someone tags me in their post / comment / sub-comment?

alex
alex
Moderator

It doesn't email for tagging yet. This will be a notification type though. Do you think an email every time someone is tagged is too much, or could this be worked into the 'daily/half daily' summary?

tisuchi
tisuchi

@alex I personally don't think it's a good idea to notify users via email in every tag.

Instead, I think it would be a better trade-off if you can add a notification bubble in the forum somewhere which is easily noticeable.

What do you think?

alex
alex
Moderator

Yeah, I’ll either try and work these into the global user notifications or create a separate forum notification section.

tisuchi
tisuchi

👍

Haz
Haz
Moderator

Very useful! Thanks.