But anyway, can I get clarity on the intended situation? There no relation between watch settings for categories and subcategories? They each are changed independently, and only posts directly in the top-level category are affected by its watch settings?
Though I can see why selecting the parent separately would be good for some. In our case the there is no posting allowed in the parent category so there is nothing there but the subcategories which there can be many of. Though I would love not have to have to need a bunch of subcategories I think we still need them in some cases.
A way to quickly multi-select in the mute category selection dropdown would be nice too, for those who like fine tuning. but a single option like mentioned above would be great as well
This would be excellent for our forum too, especially if it were also enabled as a default option in the site settings (i.e. in the ‘default categories watching’ setting). It would go some way to addressing various UX issues our users are reporting.