Ok, we can avoid that by replying to the notification by mail, which will insert the reply in the forum and reset the notification. Naturally many members will receive mailnotifications like that and feel compelled to reply.
That's also my NO, I'll probably never vote NO for an extension, but Ideas is about core.
I should have emphasised my sarcasm. The point I was trying to make (unsuccesfully) was that if notifications also include all the details, then there is no point in going back to the forum (hence my fictional feature that forum activities would be replaced by external actions).Brf wrote: ↑Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:27 pmWhat?
The reset is done by reading the topic, not by replying to it.
In any case, you cannot reply to an email and have a post made automagicly.
In theory this is nice (why accepting user input only via HTTP?), but too complicated to implement:
Exactly: hence fictional feature
Just playing some devil's advocate here, but as a community we should be cautious of using this line of thinking as a reason to vote no on suggestions.
This is something I definitely agree with.Christian 2.0 wrote: ↑Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:03 pmJust playing some devil's advocate here, but as a community we should be cautious of using this line of thinking as a reason to vote no on suggestions.
Without understanding why it should be an extension and not part of the core, we risk limiting innovation by saying that everything should just be an extension. As we know, extensions are either dependent on the phpBB Team rolling them out, or, an individual developer (and with that comes risks of long-term maintenance etc).
Generally a good way of thinking but it's not because the big players do something that that is objectively best practice. The big players actively promote their new practices as being the best and absolutely indispensable, not because it is but because it brings traffic and traffic is $$.
Pleasant for those who want it, but the admin should be able to decide whether that "feature" is desirable for his/her forum.Christian 2.0 wrote: ↑Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:03 pmIt's important to consider how the industry generally serve notification emails, eg:
By nature people don't really like being told what to do, so adding notification content to notification emails followed by a call-to-action (eg: Click here to reply) would serve as a much more pleasant experience.
Seconded! and much better worded than I could.Brf wrote: ↑Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:26 pmWell, my point was that we cannot just show the content of one single post. The user would wonder why they are not getting the content of every reply. To make this reasonable, we would have to have a notification--with content--for every reply. Otherwise, the recipient would read the one reply in the Email and then never visit the board, and never get anymore notifications.