It would be really useful for some sites if it was possible to change the global notification settings/behavior for all users - similar to what each user can do under their own preferences:
These two global settings in particular would be useful to have
This could enable a notification behavior like facebook - where you will get notified on all new replies to posts you also commented on.
- Discourse sites used more as news sites or email lists
- Discourse sites where users only visit once a week or a few times a month and loose track of what is new
- Discourse sites, like ours, where the home page is top topics / hot topics and thus not showing the most recent in the top - making it hard to keep old threads alive.
Our site has the hot topic filtering as the home page, which works great for our purpose - which is mainly news based discussions. However, we have some topics, like this one - “What are you listening to” or “UX Toolbox” which are supposed to live on forever - however after some time they get buried under other threads and die.
Quite some people have liked the threads - some people commented - we want everybody who either commented or liked the topics to get notified per default if anything happens in the threads