19 votes

Suggestion: Notify topic submitters on Topic Log–related changes

I suggest that if a user other than the topic submitter makes a change to the topic that is reflected in the Topic Log (e.g., tag/title/group change), then the topic submitter receives a notification.

This may or may not apply to topic deletion and/or topic locking—to be discussed.

8 comments

  1. deing Link
    Interesting idea! I personally would prefer that only major changes, i.e. title changes and locking, trigger a notification: Tag changes don't actually need to be extra-visible to the author,...

    Interesting idea! I personally would prefer that only major changes, i.e. title changes and locking, trigger a notification: Tag changes don't actually need to be extra-visible to the author, because that would provide no benefit while having a considerable potential to cause unnecessary meta bickering in the thread itself, especially given how often tag updates happen.

    11 votes
  2. masochist Link
    I would definitely like to be notified on every change to topics (and comments) I've submitted. I would argue that tag changes should notify the user so that they can learn how to properly tag in...

    I would definitely like to be notified on every change to topics (and comments) I've submitted.

    I would argue that tag changes should notify the user so that they can learn how to properly tag in future. This way a user can learn by paying attention and also by example of what they're seeing. cc /u/deing

    1 vote
  3. [5]
    Algernon_Asimov Link
    Good idea. It's the sort of idea I should have thought of.

    Good idea. It's the sort of idea I should have thought of.

    4 votes
    1. [4]
      Adys Link Parent
      Yes, we're all very disappointed that you didn't :) Anyway, +1 on this. Feels like an obvious win.

      Yes, we're all very disappointed that you didn't :)

      Anyway, +1 on this. Feels like an obvious win.

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
        You? I am disappointed I didn't think of it!

        Yes, we're all very disappointed that you didn't :)

        You? I am disappointed I didn't think of it!

        3 votes
        1. [2]
          Adys Link Parent
          Well then imagine how we feel about it then!

          Well then imagine how we feel about it then!

          2 votes
          1. suspended Link Parent
            It all gets me right in the feels.

            It all gets me right in the feels.

            2 votes