Notification sounds!


(Maestro Magnifico) #1

Is there a way to add sound effect when there’s new notification on inactive page?
Fun fact - sounds are very powerful tool to develop user addiction! :smile: Science dudes says that people gets dopamine release when they hear sound of new incoming message. Brain reacts on it as on reward. This specially works great on kids! :laughing: So whaddya say, let’s turn some kids into dopamine junkies while they’re young, as they do in tobacco industry?


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(Mittineague) #2

If it was optional it might be a good idea.

At home I don’t care if there are beeps, buzzes, or Bohemian Rhapsody coming out of the speakers.

But for those in quieter places - school, library, work etc. the dopamine rush they get might not be from pleasure.


#3

This is probably plugin territory. I’m personally not fond of any sounds since they interfere with my youtube habits. Especially when I have it cranked up due to listening to a soft-spoken video and then hear a massively-loud ding that scares me into the ceiling.

I DO however suggest Google chrome notifications. I know NodeBB has that option. But again, probably plugin material.


#4

That would be from adrenaline. Dopamine, if they have ADD, heh.


(Maestro Magnifico) #5

It should be very soft sound like in Skype, not loud and annoying one like in ICQ. I like sound on vk.com, it doesn’t explode your ears even if your volume is high.


(TechnoBear) #6

+1 for making it optional.

Personally, I hate unnecessary sounds, and far from getting me addicted to a site, they’d be far more likely to drive me away for ever if I had no obvious way to disable them.