Continuing the discussion from Published/Scheduled Posts 'Watching First Post' notifications not being triggered:
disable category edit notifications setting prevents ‘Watching/Watching First Post’ notifications from being created when a topic is manually re-categorized.
This is very useful when cleaning up old topics and prevents the avalanche of emails that was common before this setting was implemented.
However, after a recent change in beta8, having that setting enabled now means that publishing (re-categorizing) a topic with a timer will not trigger any notifications to people who are watching that category.
It would be good to separate those two behaviors when the
disable category/tag edit notifications setting is enabled:
- changing category/tag manually doesn’t trigger notifications
- changing category/tag with a timer does trigger notifications
The change I made in beta8 was just to clarify the description of the site settings - it didn’t actually change any behaviour. But still, I totally agree that separating out the behaviour would be great.
The other case to consider here is ‘publishing’ topics from a PM or from shared drafts. So I don’t think ‘with a timer’ is necessarily the best way to separate it
Is this kind of cleanup always done via the ‘bulk’ tools? If so… perhaps we’d be better off removing the site settings and having a checkbox available on bulk actions like “skip notifications for this category change”
It might have been a later change. All I know is that notifications were being generated on July 31 but not on August 1.
I think that’s the direction that’s being explored: