Not enough to stop falling for this every time but enough to be annoyed by it.
I guess weekly on each forum it applies to, times the amount of forums I am admin on, which is probably a bit above the average . And now I think about it, I refrain from updating specific theme components because some of them tend to break on stable.
A lower frequency would not make it less weird though.
I go through the clicking process, so I make note to archive the message in the group inbox. For large self-hosted sites, this is a way to ensure someone notices an upgrade is available. For a single admin site, it’s a lot of clicking.
Here’s a proposal: use a notification that links directly to the dashboard as @Pixlz suggests…
…but keep the admin group PM if no action is taken after some amount of time (two weeks? ).
On my site, I get a push notification every time something happens, as expected. However, 9 times out of 10 it’s something like “upload a favicon for apple devices”, “a theme has an update”, or in my case, “smtp is misconfigured”. I get a notification every few days reminding me that I haven’t setup my smtp proxy for the site which currently has no users. Half of the time, the issue is something which can be fixed in a rebuild (such as theme updates, discourse being out of date, etc)
A while ago, there was a discussion to add an option to outright disable it:
I dont think completely disabling it is the right path, more just disabling the spam and making it less persistent to change something minor.
We haven’t gotten to it yet, but I think we agree it makes sense to do something like the following:
We are thinking we can model this after the recent notification we added for the new features feed, but in this case, we would like to also clear out the “new advice” notification if it’s been resolved by another admin.