Should badge grants create email notifications?

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(Michael Downey) #1

We have some users that work with our Discourse installation almost exclusively by email. So they are surprised when they occasionally log in to see they have earned badges some time back.

Email notifications of badge grants might also encourage them to sign in more often by leading them to learn more about that badge and who has it…

What do others think?


(L. Caputo) #2

I think that if anything, adding a notification preference would be preferable. Badges are cool, but I wouldn’t want an email every time I earned a badge. For those that would be interested in that, maybe the additional notification option would be a good fit.


(Tobias Eigen) #3

maybe the digests should include some stats relevant to you and the site, near the bottom?


(Robert Lauriston) #4

Is there some way to turn off these email notifications, or else to have the “from” be some no-reply instead of my account?


(Jeff Atwood) #5

There are no email notifications for badges, other than the New User of the Month badge which only goes out to two new users each month – less if nobody qualifies in that month.