We use Discourse at my work place as a more public/searchable means of communication than email. It’s been working well so far but since we are about 1300 people I find I need to Mute categories that I don’t have much interest in just to keep my Latest tab manageable.
This leads to some problems though… Let’s say that someone mentions me in a topic within a Muted category, or that I create a topic in that category. These are now topics that I care about but because they are within a Muted category they don’t show up on my Latest tab.
I realize that I will see the topic show up in the Unread tab and that I can find the topic through other means (like going to the category’s page) but I’d like the Latest tab to show me the topics that I care about.
I propose that Muting a category would only hide Normal topics from the Latest tab. Tracked/Watched topics would always show up regardless of the category’s state.