Hi guys. I was thinking about working on a Pull Request to expand Discours’ functionality to allow users to opt-in to receive notification for new topics and replies as they are posted much like a true mailing list.
The reason for this is that, for smaller communities, mailing lists work great because members get to see discussion happen live-fire without needing to constantly have discourse open in their browser. My meetup used a mailing list successfully on RubyForge for years until they closed and we were force to find an alternative solution for discussion. We decided to go with discourse but we are really missing that no-action-needed form of lurking that Mailing-lists provides for some users.
My reason for opening this topic is, do you guys feel that this goes against Discours’ current email notification style?
Do you think discourse could handle sending email in this manner to users who have opted-in for dicourse to spam their email box?