Dagger (garnetdagger) wrote in suggestions,

Single notification for multiple userpic uploads

Single notification for multiple userpic uploads

Short, concise description of the idea
When your friend uploads a ton of new userpics, generate one notification for the lot of them.

Full description of the idea
If your friend uploads a whole bunch of new userpics, this generates as many notifications as there are userpics. This results in multiple emails, IMs, and inbox notifications.

It would be nice to combine userpics uploaded in the same reasonable short chunk of time into one notification.

The notification should, of course, include the userpic's keywords and comments (I'm not sure offhand if the current emailed ones do; the current inbox ones seem to only do that if the image doesn't load).

If a userpic is then deleted, it would show in the single notification in the inbox as a deleted userpic; it would have the user's name attached to it, but the recent activity of your friends section of the front page has the user's name attached to a deleted userpic too, so it's not like that information isn't already available in some circumstances.

The concept came up in the comments of a suggestion to allow uploading multiple userpics at once: http://community.livejournal.com/suggestions/725240.html?thread=10267896#t10267896

An ordered list of benefits
  • Fewer notifications sent
  • Fewer notifications to dismiss/delete/clear through
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Harder to save just the one notification about the one userpic you particularly liked
  • Probably not easy to do in ESN if it's for userpics uploaded in the same hour (or other arbitrary time period) rather than userpics uploaded in bulk
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