Loomio
January 9th, 2016 20:17

Mark notification as read as soon as the post is liked or commented

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Whenever someone posts something (with a mention to me, of course) and I liked it or comment it, it really annoys me that the notification isn't marked as read.

So it would be a huge usability improvement for me if the notification was marked as read as soon as I interacted with the post in one way or the other.

Steffen van Bergerem

Steffen van Bergerem January 9th, 2016 21:10

The notification should be marked as read as soon as you open it in the single post view. (If it is not that would be a bug) When you comment on a post or like it, it might be the case that you saw a version without the most recent likes/comments and thus you would be interested in a notification telling you that there is new stuff to look at. This is why I don't think that we should mark notifications as read as soon as you interact with the post.

goob

goob January 14th, 2016 12:42

When you comment on a post or like it, it might be the case that you saw a version without the most recent likes/comments and thus you would be interested in a notification telling you that there is new stuff to look at. This is why I don’t think that we should mark notifications as read as soon as you interact with the post.

The notification that 'X has mentioned you in a post' could safely be marked as read. Further notifications about comments on that post need not be marked as read until the post has been opened.