On of the forms I manage is a slow moving on, mostly for dissemination of information. Many people are on digest, and if there isn’t a post for one week, I’m seeing discourse JUMP on the first post as if it was the most important thing.
What this results in is people on a digest of 3 or 7+ days getting just the first post, then getting the rest of the follow ups 3-7+ days later, depending on their digest settings.
I think the following is what I’m after, but don’t know what else it would effect:
- Run a forum with sporadic activity.
- Have users on a 3 day digest
- Wait as 3+ days go by.
- As a topic is created/updated, watch as the first post triggers the digest email
- Digest users may login right away, but there’s nothing more.
- Notice that people active on the site, or in mailing list mode reply & interact with the site.
- digest users won’t get another email for 3+ days (depending on their settings)
What I’m wishing was that there was a bit more of a buffer between the one post triggering a digest that essentially mutes the forum for days, after just one post comes by. Maybe an admin setting of digest delay?
In our specific case, the forum is moderated, so I may go and release 3-4 posts at a time, but only the first one is emailed out, while the others are stale. In that case, knowing I could put a 1 hour delay would allow me to approve a number of posts, knowing at they will all go out in a single digest.