OK this thing is bugging me daily so raising a thread about it.
The notifications popup that we have, why does it have to mark all the five visible comments as read when you keep it open for a few seconds? This is just really frustrating as the notifications themselves don't give any clue what the target post is, so after they are all marked read, I have to click through all of them even if they would all concern only a few posts.
Also, why just 5? I would love to have it scrollable, so I can read my notifications from the menu and they would be only marked read when I have seen the actual post in question.
This is how Facebook works and tbh it's fantastic :)
Do people like the way it is or can I make an attempt to change it?
Jason Robinson started a proposal March 19th, 2014 10:05
What should be default when fixing #4810? Closed 12:07pm - Saturday 29 Mar 2014
If #4810 functionality is merged in - the NEW functionality should be default in the user settings.
There is a fix for the notifications being marked read when the notifications menu is opened that already has working code. Due to feedback, there will be a user setting made to control whether the notifications should be marked as read without actually reading them.
In other words, this setting will control whether to have it work like it works now (notifications are marked read 2s after opening the notifications dropdown) - or not mark them read automatically at all, unless user visits post/action in question.
This vote is ONLY about this setting and ONLY about which should be default - current behaviour or new behaviour.
YES - if you want to keep the current behaviour as default
NO - if you want the new behaviour to be default
The github issue is here: https://github.com/diaspora/diaspora/pull/4810
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March 19th, 2014 10:10
I'm with the OP - this is SO annoying. Marking them as read after just a few secs is really frustrating. I voted NO (as per proposal details) so we can hopefully get this fixed as I'd love the NEW behaviour!
March 19th, 2014 10:20
I think the current behaviour is more intuitive for a new user so i think it should be the default one,
March 19th, 2014 10:35
I think the current behaviour is more intuitive for a new user so i think it should be the default one.
March 19th, 2014 21:26
I don't like this automatic read "feature" so lets set the new as default
March 20th, 2014 19:53
If the new proposal is the one shown in the video t seems fine to me to have it as default.
March 20th, 2014 19:54
If the new proposal is the one shown in the video it seems fine to me to have it as default.
March 26th, 2014 16:26
Since my first day on Diaspora this has been the most annoying thing.
It would be great if there was a small extract of the Post, too, so you can quickly recognize which notification belongs to which post.
Jason Robinson started a proposal March 29th, 2014 19:17
Change notification dropdown functionality without user settings Closed 10:07pm - Saturday 12 Apr 2014
We remove the “automatically mark notifications as read after 2 seconds when opening the notifications dropdown in desktop mode”. This small code change is already in pull request #4810 (https://github.com/diaspora/diaspora/pull/4810 ).
As the vote to change the default way the notifications dropdown would work was quite decisive (in favour of new functionality) - I'm making a follow up poll to implement the NEW functionality without keeping the old one available in user settings.
There are many good reasons to do this;
- The old functionality is inconsistent. Notifications are not automatically marked read in the mobile view or when viewing all notifications. Why then when opening the dropdown?
- We should not let diaspora* end up in a user settings chaos where there are hundreds of options to confuse new users
- We should be simplifying the code, not creating logic to keep old functionality
Thus my proposal, vote as follows;
YES - We remove the "automatically mark notifications as read after 2 seconds when opening the notifications dropdown in desktop mode". This small code change is already in pull request #4810 (https://github.com/diaspora/diaspora/pull/4810 ).
NO - Make the change, but keep the old functionality available via user settings.
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