On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 1:33 PM, Fabrice Florin <fflorin@wikimedia.org> 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 problem, IMHO.



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. 

Steven Walling