Suggestion: watched category auto-set when added to group


(David Baker) #1

It would be helpful if there was a setting when setting up a Group that let me set a Category that should be watched for any User that is added to the group.

We are a non-profit using Discourse to manage volunteers groups (and replacing mailing lists). When a person volunteers to join a group it would be easier if the category dedicated to discussion for that group started automatically notifying her of new activity. She can un-watch it if she wants, of-course, but it gets her started easier in the group flow.


(Jay Pfaffman) #2

These two plugins (GitHub - techAPJ/discourse-watch-category-rzim,
GitHub - amical/discourse-watch-category: Watches a category for all the users in a particular group) do that, though they need to be customized by modifying the code rather than in system settings.

Let me know if you want me to do that; it’s probably an hour or two, depending on how many groups we need to configure.


(David Baker) #3

My first goal is to see if it can be seen as valuable enough to adopt as a core setting.


(Leo McArdle) #4

I wrote an RFC in this vein a while back:

Haven’t been able to find the development time for it yet, though.


(David Baker) #5

If it was a plugin would it fit into the UI of the Group Settings screen? Forgive my ignorance of how seamless plugins can be in the UI.