A feature requested a few times over the years is to be able to set users’ category and tag notification levels based on the group they’re added to. We added this feature to our beta branch today.
In the group management UI, there are two new sections: Categories and Tags. They work the same way as the existing user preferences.
When a user is added to a group, their notification preferences will be updated. If the user already has a category/tag in their preferences, then the group will only raise the notification level. For example, if the user is set to track a category, and is then added to a group that is set to watch the category, then their preferences will be changed to watch it. If they’ve opted to watch it, but the group would mute it, they will continue to watch it after being added to the group.
After being added to a group, users are free to change their notification settings to be different from the group’s defaults.
When users are removed from a group, their notification levels aren’t changed.
Category permissions are enforced as always, so a group can’t make a user track a category that they aren’t permitted to see.