Let a user disable badge notifications


I’m disappointed whenever a notification turns out to be a badge notification when I’m expecting a reply notification. I would like to be able to turn badge notifications off.

(Sam Saffron) #2

There is no per-user option here, I am not strictly against this kind of options but we work quite hard to ensure the only badge notifications you get are ones that matter and suppress the majority.


The notification that prompted me to write here was for earning the First Like badge.

(Sam Saffron) #4

That only happens once, don’t worry you will never be notified about that again

(Gerhard Schlager) #5

But it happens on every Discourse instance and can get a little bit annoying when I join a new community. More than once I was wishing for a “Don’t notify me about ‘Getting Started’ badges. I know what I’m doing!” checkbox.

Or maybe let the Narrative Bot disable those badges for me by telling him that this is not the first time I’m using Discourse?

(Jeff Atwood) #14

This kind of exists, not sure where to put it in the UI? Like so:

(Boba Bobenko) #16

Is there a way to disable all badges for everyone entirely? I just don’t want to bother my users with badges.

Sorry for asking before researching.
Admin / Settings / Basic setup / Enable the badge system

(Christoph) #17

I’d also welcome the possibility to turn off badge notifications. For me, what bugs me is the “Nice Share” badge, especially since that badge seems to be rather meaningless after all.

So perhaps my particular quibble coukd skso be addressed by fixing that particular badge, but since different people seem to have different badges they don’t want to be notified about, I also like the idea to

(Stephen) #18

I’ve never been asked by a user to disable the badge notifications, but more than once we’ve discussed the idea of showing badges as a separate indicator over the avatar.

(Barbara Kerr) #19

I’ve deleted pretty much all the badges on my site, one by one. My users are professionals, academics, government, health researchers, law enforcement, etc. I’d get an earful from them if badges started popping up. Ditto with Cake Day.

(cpradio) #20

You didn’t need to delete them, there is a site setting to turn off all badges…

(Barbara Kerr) #21

Clearly I never saw that setting, but it’s good to know. Thanks.