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Possible to group notifications by page/thread?

By Christian Scheuer @chrscheuer
    2020-11-25 01:13:27.771Z

    Hi Magnus.

    My notification drop down is starting to look more and more like this :)
    While it's nice that I'm now getting notified as soon as I've joined a page/thread, it would be great if multiple notifications from the same page/thread would be collapsed together (like Facebook does).

    It looks daunting to have 20+ new notifications after having been gone from the forum for just a few hours, but turns out most of them were from the same page:

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      Christian Scheuer @chrscheuer
        2020-11-25 01:14:16.718Z

        On a side-note: It would also be great to click somewhere on a notification to mark it as read, without having to open the page. For example for likes.

        1. In reply tochrscheuer:

          I'd like to fix this. So, notifications from the same page, should be collapsed, and then, if one clicks a collapsed notification group, there could be a popup? With buttons:

          "Go to page" (the default?)
          "Expand" (would un-collapse the notifications, and show each individual notification)
          "Mark whole page as read" ?

          And if clicking a Like vote, there could be a popup "Go to Liked post", and "Mark as seen"?

          Maybe if mouse hovering a notification, there could be an on-hover mini button to the right, with an eye icon, and if clicked, marks the notification as seen / read ?

          1. CChristian Scheuer @chrscheuer
              2020-11-27 03:05:34.379Z

              Expand" (would un-collapse the notifications, and show each individual notification)

              Tbh, I think this is overcomplicating it.

              The notification should be as simple as on Facebook. Just click it and you get to the thread/page.
              Then, when on the page, it could show me to highlight what had changed from last time I viewed it.

              I think from an underlying data perspective there should be such a thing as notifications and notification groups, but for the user, I don't think you want to show that complexity.

              The user is just interested to see – something happened in that thread, let me go check.

              I would really check out how Facebook manages this in a transparent way.

              1. CChristian Scheuer @chrscheuer
                  2020-11-27 03:23:36.297Z

                  I think the real value or hard implementation comes in aggregating the text of notifications together – here's an example from Facebook:

                  When I click that notification I'll be taken to the Avid Pro Tools Users group, and it'll highlight those changes there. But the notification itself is simple.

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