Manimal (aeamek) wrote in suggestions,

Daily summary e-mails

Daily summary e-mails

Short, concise description of the idea
Need ability to subscribe to a single e-mail summary of a user's LJ posts.

Full description of the idea
LJ already has the ability to notify you of a person's post once they enter it, but I think it might be useful to also offer a subscription that's a daily summary e-mail of a person's posts. Include links to the various posts they made that day, along with a notation of the number of comments (so you can tell what topics were the most talked about).

An ordered list of benefits
  • This is useful for those users whose posts you don't want to miss, but that you may not want to be updated on with each post. It's a less spammy method (in terms of e-mails received by the subscriber) of watching someone who posts a lot.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Will probably need to happen in bulk at a certain time of day, which may bog down your system (workaround is to ask the user what time they want the e-mail delivered).
  • Shouldn't be too much of a problem, but you will need to programmatically decide which links get shown to the subscriber based on the post's security level. Only those the user has access to should be linked in the daily e-mail.
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