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Feature Change: Feed / Notification Triggers

Owner

After about a week of observations and a long discussion this morning and I have changed the system in how it sends notifications and adds to the feed in a small way related to comments. We were seeing a fun trend of great conversations that typically didn't need to send the post's author a ton of notiifications and fill the feed so we're adopting the same model as Reddit where only top level comments in a post notify the author and go to the feed.

There are some obvious exceptions of if the author is commenting as well and someone replies, then they get a notification since it was directed to them and if they're mentioned by their username they get a notification as well.

As always, I'd love to hear what you think.

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44 days ago

My Dreams, are a reality.

Premium User44 days ago

Sorry for making them nightmares.

44 days ago

that definitely sounds like a great way to unclog list of 50ish notifications! lol

Premium User44 days ago

I will forever to attempt to comment on your comments at minimum 51 times now.

44 days ago

I love it! This is a welcome change, especially on those posts that get tons of comments. I'm sure will appreciate it especially since many of his posts get a lot of comments.

Owner44 days ago

You know me. This is going to be the best "quality of life" improvement for sure lol and I'll actually be able to reply to more people instead of getting to them 24-48 hours later 😆

44 days ago

Haha, yeah this seems like a Phil feature for sure. Plus I'm sure it will help the site to not have to send so many emails for people who have them enabled.

Premium User44 days ago

Phil feature? More like the " rule"

44 days ago

lol true story

44 days ago

not to mention all of the long tangents haha

23 days ago

Hey , I've been noticing that the 2nd part of this isn't working as intended for me: "if the author is commenting as well and someone replies, then they get a notification since it was directed to them"

I've been noticing on my posts that I only get notifications on top-level comments and on username mentions, but not on replies to my comments in my own post.

Owner23 days ago

Thanks for reporting that. Those are typically hard bugs to spot. I'll see what's going on.

Supporter44 days ago

I like this idea. However, all my emails have gone away now. I have received several personal messages and top comments without any corresponding email notification. 

Owner43 days ago

Fixed! It was an issue with our email servers putting you on a don't email list from a failed attempt.

Supporter43 days ago

Thanks

Owner43 days ago

I'll see what's wrong.

Premium User44 days ago

I feel personally attacked. LOL

Great new feature ! Surprisingly, I don't like getting 500 emails a day. Despite them all being my own fault.

Owner44 days ago

For now, I'd like to have the Feed show all of the comments. It feels way too dead without it haha

Supporter44 days ago

I think this is pretty nice.  It'll take some adjustment.  What if you subscribe to a post or your own post?  Will you get every notification in that case?

Owner44 days ago

No, it'll still be the top comments only.

Supporter44 days ago

This will be amazing. I won't have 300 emails a day!

Premium User44 days ago

Is this where a Minnesotan would apologize for those emails? :P

Supporter44 days ago

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