Forcing users to read their mail is confusing my users


(Matt Taylor) #1

I got a complaint from a user that their screen was dimmed and looked like this:

He did not understand that Discourse wanted him to check his messages. He was just confused. I impersonated him, and I agree.


(Sam Saffron) #2

Agree, I raised this here

We need an extra overlay there:

Click picture of inbox to check your incoming messages.

[check my mail] [Never show this again]


(Jeff Atwood) #3

This should be limited to TL0 users anyway @tgxworld


(Sam Saffron) #4

Sure, but tl0 are the users most confused by this, they log in and then site looks broken


(Jeff Atwood) #5

I am pretty sure the user in question is not a new user can you confirm @rhyolight ?


(Matt Taylor) #6

Not a new user. I believe this was caused because a user never checked their message inbox, so the welcome message was still unread after 6 months.

I don’t agree, however, that tl0 users are the most confused. This is confusing to anyone.


(Jeff Atwood) #7

We’re still actively working on it, and this is brand new as of a few hours ago. But yes, it is intended for new users only.


(Alan Tan) #8

Ok so the condition now is that the “First PM Notification” feature will only trigger for new users that are less than a week old with a trust level of 0


(Jeff Atwood) #9

Ok this is fixed now, just get latest.


(Jeff Atwood) #10