Agreed with Matt. I wasn't involved in the discussions referenced, I think, but my opinion is that you cannot simply give people a boolean option on this kind of thing. "firehose of sewage or nothing" means a lot of people are going to go for "nothing", at which point we've sort of undermined the entire system.

On 10 January 2013 20:19, Matthew Flaschen <> wrote:
On 01/10/2013 01:36 PM, Ryan Kaldari wrote:
> I'm fine with either of these choices, but we have to actually reach
> some kind of consensus on this.

From where I'm standing, I think there should be sane defaults, but each
notification type should be separately configurable.

If not, you risk people turning everything off, or worse, using the wiki

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