Notification on new topic



  • Hello

    It seems you can currently get notifications for:

    • someone you follow posts a new topic
    • someone replies to a watched topic

    ..but no option for a notification on a new topic (in a watched category).

    Like many forums we have an announcement forum. Our users probably won't be checking the board very often, but would like the option of an e-mail when a new announcement topic is posted.

    I've tried the nodebb-plugin-category-notifications which adds it's own "subscribe" option to categories. The main problem with this is it also sends an e-mail for any replies to topics too, which users don't want (they want to know new topics, but not have an inbox full of everyone's replies to it).

    Can a "new topic in watched category" notification be added to the core notification system? It'll be less confusing for users (needing to use a separate "subscribe" button from the plugin) and better integrated (they can choose if they want a notification or e-mail, rather than the admin deciding for them via the plugin) and uses the existing "watched" method.

    I'd hope new topics alerts would be a fairly popular addition?

    Matt



  • I think it makes sense, although on a default nodebb install all categories are considered watched for all users so this new notification type would have to be set to None instead of Email and/or Notification or everyone would receive notifications for all new topics. Another option is to change the default for categories from watching to not watching.

    Can you open an issue here https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/issues




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