I love how Discourse allows for fine-tuning notification preferences for certain topics, tags, categories and users without having to visit /preferences/interface. I use this feature all the time; I just wish all users knew they could do the same! I find myself educating and re-educating users about the “small circle button” that they can find somewhere on the right-hand side or bottom of the page that will allow them to configure their preferences.
What have others done to increase the discoverability of this feature? I see that some admins have opted to change the icon to something more intuitive. I’m thinking we may want to do that plus more. Some possibilities, but again looking for other ideas:
- Move the button to the upper right corner on topics pages (rather than lower right or lower left, as seen below), more or less where it is on categories and tags.
- Create an overlay on first login to explain this feature.
- Integrate this into the Discobot training (although it appears that fewer than half of our users actually go through it).
- Send a separate inbox message explaining this feature.
Do others have thoughts on this? What have you all done or thought about doing?