Why is it so hard to watch/track/mute a category?


(Michael Downey) #1

As a user, I want to easily mark a given category as watched, tracked, or muted, so I can more tightly control the notifications I receive (or don’t).

Currently, the only place to do so is hidden in user preferences, nowhere near the category view itself at all. This is somewhat intuitive if I want to manage all my watched/tracked/muted categories, but not intuitive at all if I’m dealing with the category itself. We’ve seen this done “the right way” (IMHO) on each thread at the bottom, above the “Suggested Topics”. It’d be nice (again IMHO) to see the same done when viewing a category index.


(Dave McClure) #2

check this not-yet-merged PR out:

https://github.com/discourse/discourse/pull/2312


(Michael Downey) #3

Yay! Maybe I subconsciously remembered seeing this subject line in my (too big) e-mail inbox and so this problem was forefront on my mind today.

Good stuff. :star2:


(Jeff Atwood) #4

That commit is now live!


(Sam Saffron) #5

Its actually on hold until @neil figures out why its annihilating our qunit tests.


(Neil Lalonde) #6

It’s live again! When you’re looking at a list of topics in one category, you’ll see the button at the top right:


(Jeff Atwood) #7