I’m afraid this is above my exp level to submit a PR. Will this be added?
It would be a big help to have, cause my forum users get crazy of all the mails they get just for every single reply to a topic they are not reading. All they want is an (almost) immediate notification of a new topic in a certain category.
This digest solution is not really what we’re looking for, but it gets close. Thing is that the digest also puts in all other topics of other categories and we just want to subscribe to new topics in a certain category (without replies).
Can this be made a user setting? For a site that does support, many new topics might be from brand new, first day users, who are TL0, and have a legitimate concern that people would likely want to see in their email.
This would be very useful for groups too. I need to know about new group messages, but once someone starts dealing with them I don’t need to get notified of followups anymore (unless of course I am the one dealing with it, but that’s already solved for per-post notifications)
I tried out the 30 minute setting for a bit… not my tempo.
I think 1 hour will be too much too.
I think what I’d really like is the ability to get a digest once a day even if I do visit the site. Maybe that’s a different feature, but I’m not sure… there’s a lot of overlap here the more frequent we allow someone to receive these things.
Given the original reason for adding the more frequent digest options, I think showing TL0 posts in digests should be supported somehow. But for most people who are only getting digests weekly, TL0 posts should still be excluded. Maybe TL0 posts should only be shown if you’ve opted in to multiple digests per day, and chosen to see TL0 posts.
I’m getting digests every 30 minutes from meta right now, and in practice I don’t actually get one every 30 minutes. While I’m on the site, I won’t get a digest because there’s nothing new for me. During the night, there are periods of 3 hours sometimes where a digest isn’t sent. I like the feel of it so far, but if it included all TL0 topics it might lose its curated feel. A per-user option to “include topics from new users in digests” might solve it.
I don’t see digest option in Udacity’s Discourse instance. Is this live yet?
My end goal is as follows.
I want to receive email notification for every new topic in a particular category. Tracking a category sends me both new topics and all the posts from all topics I have no interest to follow. There’s no way to cherry pick topics from categories and follow.
I want to receive email notification for every new post in a topic I replied to or have marked to watch. I suppose this can be already done.