beenwandering (iichristinll) wrote in suggestions,

Receive reply notifications to your comments on "do not notify" entries

Receive reply notifications to your comments on "do not notify" entries

Short, concise description of the idea
A person creating an post should be able to leave their own comments and be notified of replies to those comments without having to receive every comment on the entry.

Full description of the idea
Currently when a user creates an entry and chooses the "do not notify" option for comments, they are also not notified of any replies to comments they leave in that entry. Thus they must either track every comment they make, manually refresh the entry and search for replies, or simply make due with receiving all notifications. In communities when you know a post is going to garner hundreds of replies you obviously don't want your inbox flooded. However, you are participating in the post and leaving your own comments. As the Original Poster, with the "do not notify" option selected, even replies to the comments you leave are not emailed to you. I think an additional option should be to turn off notifications for comments replying to the entry but leave them on for your personal comments. This is how the "do not email" option used to work until it was recently updated to "do not notify."

An ordered list of benefits
  • Can keep your tracking list clear
  • Notified of people replying directly to what you say
  • Keep your inbox clear
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Possibly a difficult option to create
  • Might still receive notification of comments on other's comments
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