Triggering an email notification with a group @mention not working


(Yvonne Brill) #1

I just tried to edit another user’s post an @mention a group to send out a notification to the users in the group about the post but I don’t think it worked - any idea why not?

The user that I edited is a group member (and group owner) so he should have enough authority to trigger the email notification that comes from @mentioning the group. When I edited the post and typed in the @mention I saw the ‘You’re about to notify X users, are you sure?’ flag and closed it.

Can’t figure out what I’ve done wrong? I don’t really want to keep going back in and retrying it as the group has 500+ members and I don’t want to send out multiple notifications about the same thing :anguished:


(Jeff Atwood) #2

The post did not contain the group mention prior to your edit?


(Yvonne Brill) #3

Nope, I added it afterward. If I got him to delete and repost with the group mention do you think that’d help?


(Jeff Atwood) #4

I do know that there are definitely some bugs with mentions when someone else other than the author is editing. I would try having the original author repost.

For example, when I edit someone’s post I have sometimes gotten notifications to myself when that post originally quoted me…


(Yvonne Brill) #5

Hmm just tried deleting old post and creating new one with a new @mention and looks like it hasn’t worked again. Keen to hear any other ideas that might work to set that trigger off!


(Jeff Atwood) #6

Could you take a peek @techapj?


(Felix Freiberger) #7

Could this be cause by the site setting max users notified per group mention? It defaults to 100.


(Sam Saffron) #8

@yvonnebrill super likely this is due to max users notified per group mention per @fefrei

Try bumping that number up, but be warned, allowing notifications to enormous amounts of people can cause a lot of email and notification flooding, be very careful here.


(Jeff Atwood) #9

If the max is reached, the whole notification is abandoned? If the limit is 100, then are 100 people in a group of 500 notified?

This limit is not intuitive at all… the UI should mention that this won’t work, and why.


(Sam Saffron) #10

I can possibly convert it to a post validation, then post will not save if limit is hit


(Jeff Atwood) #11

We should because this is a support issue that will keep happening with the way it is now, zero feedback as to what is going on


(Sam Saffron) #13

OK this warning is going to have to do! (please improve copy @codinghorror )