We have a problem on our forum; our Activity Summaries have become unhelpful due to our use of using Watching First Post per category avidly, and having lots of users who are very email based. This could be fixed by having an option to ignore emails to the user (at the moment they cause it to be suppressed).
The problem is that they get emailed about relevant Topics; this then suppresses an Activity Summary. Then we have a few days with quite a few replies, but no new Topics. An Activity Summary pops out, but only includes content of little interest to the users - and misses the replies to the topics which they have already been notified about. This behaviour makes sense in most forums - double notifications suck - but we’d like it different in ours.
We could partially solve this by not using Activity Summaries (miss out on a great feature), by making them Watch the categories instead (they get emailed to death from busy categories), or by not using Watch First Post and muting all less relevant content instead (difficult to administer and makes the muted stuff hard to access). None of these are great options.
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