On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 1:33 PM, Fabrice Florin <fflorin(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
I agree with Matt and Oliver as well.
I don't think we can avoid giving people individual control of which
notifications they receive.
But I definitely think that adding a dismiss option in the flyout is an
effective way to give people that control, so they don't have to go to the
preferences page if they don't want to.
I also think that bundling can help in a number of ways, as outlined in my
feature list below (I am including the entire thread, to make sure nobody
feels left out from that discussion)
I will create a feature requirement stub for both options (and a few more)
in coming days, and we can prioritize them as a team in next
week's planning session.
But this discussion is touching upon the central challenge for this
product: how to make sure that we inform people without spamming them.
It will take us a while to completely solve this challenge, but we should
not ship anything that doesn't have some good solutions to this difficult
Just wanted to say that I am glad my grouchy email has led to this product
conversation. Thanks for taking this issue of noise so seriously everyone.