16 votes

Thoughts on the idea of "subscribing" to a topic?

Basically, the ability to receive a notification whenever someone comments on a subscribed topic. Currently, there is a save option (Unless it's been removed? I'm looking now and can't seem to find it) which makes for a decent solution for the time being, but personally I know how easy it is to forget all about what you have saved and have it fly completely under your radar. I, for one, think it would be a good idea if you could subscribe to a topic you're interested so you don't completely forget and miss some discussion.

10 comments

  1. [6]
    cfabbro Link
    This is actually a planned feature already, as well as potentially the ability to do the same to individual comment threads as well: https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/107

    This is actually a planned feature already, as well as potentially the ability to do the same to individual comment threads as well:
    https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues/107

    12 votes
    1. [5]
      thisonemakesyouthink Link Parent
      Ah, well thank you. Shame on me for not paying enough attention to the gitlab I suppose! Still though, I would be interested in hearing some other peoples thoughts and maybe if there are some...

      Ah, well thank you. Shame on me for not paying enough attention to the gitlab I suppose!

      Still though, I would be interested in hearing some other peoples thoughts and maybe if there are some counterpoints to the idea?

      2 votes
      1. [4]
        cfabbro Link Parent
        No worries. There are loads of issues in gitlab so it's totally understandable not everyone can be aware of all of them. And yep I agree... the more input the better so topics like this are still...

        No worries. There are loads of issues in gitlab so it's totally understandable not everyone can be aware of all of them. And yep I agree... the more input the better so topics like this are still helpful. :)

        3 votes
        1. [3]
          thisonemakesyouthink Link Parent
          Definitely true. I think that at the very least though, I should search @Deimos' opened issues to get a better understanding of the site's happenings and whatnot. Edit: In fact, going through I've...

          Definitely true. I think that at the very least though, I should search @Deimos' opened issues to get a better understanding of the site's happenings and whatnot.

          Edit: In fact, going through I've noticed that this issue needs some updating, and probably many more.

          3 votes
          1. [2]
            cfabbro Link Parent
            Part of a comment I made in another similar suggestion thread might be able to help you with that:

            Part of a comment I made in another similar suggestion thread might be able to help you with that:

            And if you're just generally curious where Tildes might be headed in the future I would suggest checking out the Tildes Gitlab issues page. The issues labeled with Feature are those that Deimos has decided for sure will be added to the site eventually:
            https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues?label_name%5B%5D=feature

            And those with Suggestion and Investigate are those that are possibilities but nothing has definitively been decided on yet:
            https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues?label_name%5B%5D=suggestion
            https://gitlab.com/tildes/tildes/issues?label_name%5B%5D=investigate

            4 votes
  2. [2]
    Bauke Link
    Being able to watch a topic and receive notifications is something that's really useful, on GitHub and GitLab I do this often to receive notifications on issues that I'm also having so I know when...

    Being able to watch a topic and receive notifications is something that's really useful, on GitHub and GitLab I do this often to receive notifications on issues that I'm also having so I know when they're fixed.

    An aspect of this that I personally would like to have is that we get a setting to choose what your preferred default behaviour is, and to be able to overwrite that on a topic (and maybe even comment) basis. I'm sure not everyone wants to receive a notification for every new comment on a topic they posted, and a place where this works really well is GitLab. You have a default setting in your profile and you can change it individually for anything you'd like/not like to get notifications from.

    5 votes
    1. thisonemakesyouthink Link Parent
      That is true. Just more notification settings in general would be nice. Possibly even more settings for watching a thread, say something along the lines of like "Receive a notification for top...

      That is true. Just more notification settings in general would be nice. Possibly even more settings for watching a thread, say something along the lines of like "Receive a notification for top level comments" vs "Receive a notification for all comments".

      3 votes
  3. [2]
    MetArtScroll Link
    For completeness, the Tildes analogue of the Reddit Save option is Bookmark (look under any topic or comment), then you can access your bookmarked content via your profile.

    For completeness, the Tildes analogue of the Reddit Save option is Bookmark (look under any topic or comment), then you can access your bookmarked content via your profile.

    4 votes
    1. thisonemakesyouthink Link Parent
      Oh right haha. I'm sitting here staring at topics/comments going "Now what happened to the save button...", completely ignoring the "Bookmark" just a few pixels over. I'll just play it off as if...

      Oh right haha. I'm sitting here staring at topics/comments going "Now what happened to the save button...", completely ignoring the "Bookmark" just a few pixels over.

      I'll just play it off as if I'm really tired or something. Thank you by the way, I don't why I completely missed it.

      2 votes