Notification setting button with context


(Nukeador) #1

Hi,

One of the main complains we are getting from people new to discourse is that it’s not easy or natural to discover how to “subscribe” to a category.

Buttons now:

Is it possible to add another visual aid to make it clear that button there is where you have to go to follow a category?

I was thinking on text aid like:

Also, when you are not logged in there are no buttons. Maybe these buttons should be there to drive users to create an account/log in and get the action done (new post/subscribe) smoothly.


(Jay Pfaffman) #2

That’s a good point. I don’t know how one would guess that the little circle means “manage subscription.”


(Mittineague) #3

It’s one of the JIT “discoverable” things. When a member is on a Category list page in desktop view it displays in the menu row. That in itself should suggest it’s a menu item.
True, the circle icons may not mean much, especially to a newer member, but there is the down arrow indicating there’s more to be seen. Once that’s opened the fuller descriptions are there.

I confess I didn’t notice it there right away myself. I used my Profile Preference Settings to Watch the categories I had interest in.

But it would be more consistent to have it display more like the topic level setting that is below topics - if there is room for the extra width.


(Sam Saffron) #4

Wait, why don’t you try it out in a site customization? totally doable today.


(Nukeador) #5

Yeah, that’s one way, but I was wondering if isn’t this something that can be improved for all discourse users somehow? :wink:

Plus, it would be nice to be able to have it localized too.