Frankly I always felt like the Watching/Tracking terminology was quite off. There’s no clear difference between the two. “Tracking” sounds like the more all-encompassing one to me, as in:
- Let’s go track some reindeers, vs
- Let’s go watch some reindeers
We’re really talking about different degrees of the same thing, so why not lump both into one, with an added distinction instead of two distinct words. Anything with a
+ would work better for me, e.g.:
- Track + Notifications
- Follow + Notifications
- Subscribe + Notifications
Then Unread could be renamed “Tracking” for instance and you’d be able to make an immediate connection. It would also solve the problem of frequently having to say “blablabla --in the topics you are tracking or watching”.
I remember that was a tough distinction to make in translations as well - heck, I can’t even remember what I landed on… Had a look, it’s not super logical, might have to come up with something better.