Okay...

May. 6th, 2017 01:32 pm
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So I'm talking to somebody and it's friendly-but-heated, as conversations get (no hard feelings, though, right?) and every time they edit, it shows up in my inbox as a new notification.

Which is fine. I edit my comments all the freaking time! Editing is great!

But I don't want all those notifications. It doesn't look like there's an option for "send edit notifications if and only if I've already read or replied to the comment since the last edit", but before I ask for that feature, I thought I'd check and see if maybe it's just hidden in some bizarre, unintuitive spot.

Date: 2017-05-06 06:18 pm (UTC)
sitonmyinterface: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sitonmyinterface
I dont think there is a way. Looks like edits are classified as replies. Its a good suggestion to make.

Date: 2017-05-07 07:32 am (UTC)
marahmarie: my initials (MM) (Default)
From: [personal profile] marahmarie
"send edit notifications if and only if I've already read or replied to the comment since the last edit",

A comment you reply to can no longer be edited, so there is that *ducks* (I edit a lot, I can see how it does get tiresome, and you're not the only one who endures it, as I put the entirety of my reading list through it on the regular, as well).

"send edit notifications if and only if I've already read [...] the comment since the last edit" might not work, either (you've read it since the last edit, but now the comment poster's added an ETA, another sort of edit to add additional explanatory text, or has made some sort of revision or factual correction you might want to see)...

I think not seeing all the notifs is a great idea, but if I could figure out how people could avoid it and still get the notifs they might want (like, no to "typos", but yes to "ETA's") I'd have posted that suggestion years ago, myself.

Come to think of it, outside of how misspellings would definitely screw this up, using comment edit reasons as keywords might work! But that's a whole new function DW would have to add into their current system (but typos might be covered by automating the whole thing...type the first few letters of the word, such as "ty" and it auto-completes as "typos").

But edit...I've been getting my DW suggestions shot down for years so I can already see one possible problem with this: building a keyword system to manage edit notifs is really not as much of an issue as trust: someone could put "typos" as their edit reason but materially change the comment enough that it changes the meaning of what they originally wrote, which would be actual Foul Play. That said, I'm not sure how much DW would be against us just handling abusers of such a technology on our own.

Yes, people could abuse it, but the trade-off is we now have this beautiful and sort of unique system for never seeing unwanted comment edit notifs again, as long as everyone does their part.

That said, maybe one of us ought to suggest it!
Edited (more info (and again), this is ironic isn't it) Date: 2017-05-07 07:47 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-05-08 02:41 am (UTC)
marahmarie: my initials (MM) (Default)
From: [personal profile] marahmarie
If you put this into Suggestions (the community) I'd actually vote against it because our journals are not tracked by Dreamwidth, but in order for this to work, they would have to be.

Also, I click on already-visited page links and comment links all the time without re-reading (I have these really involved browsing sessions with dozens of tabs open and tabs I keep cycling back through to find things, so there are some that though I've gone back, I won't actually read; I more just glance at them) so for me the entire premise would not be ideal.

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