Dominic C (phamster) wrote in suggestions,
Dominic C
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Make 'Add Friend' in ESN also mark the item as 'Read'

Title
Make 'Add Friend' in ESN also mark the item as 'Read'

Short, concise description of the idea
Alter the behavior of the 'Add Friend' option appearing on a notification item when someone friends you so that the notification is marked as 'Read' when it is used.

Full description of the idea
Currently when you are friended a notification is generated which includes an 'Add Friend' link. This feature is really helpful.

However once you've added your friend, the notification remains unread in your inbox, although the 'add friend' option changes to 'view profile'. It would be sensible if once you used the 'Add Friend' link, the notification was marked as read.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Better usability of the notifications inbox. If you've used a positive action from a message, you've clearly read it and so its status should be changed accordingly without further action on your part.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • There may be an issue over what triggers the message being read. Clearly if you already have the user as a friend, the message shouldn't be marked read.

  • If you friend the user by other means that the 'add friend' option in the message, after the notification has been generated, maybe it should be marked Read.

  • This suggestion should impose minimal technical problems.

Tags: friends management, message center inbox, notifications, § no status
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