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Notifications: incomplete!

In most cases I am answering questions, not asking. And in this case if somebody will answer the same question (including the discussion author) I will not get any notifications. Also if somebody comment not my answer I will also have no notifications.

It makes notifications useless to me!

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  • In general, what I need if I answered or commented some question:

    Notifications on:

    1. If anybody answered or commented this question or commented any answer under original question.

    2. If anybody edited anything in the question or answers.

    3. If anybody deleted some answer.

    I need notification on any changes of content under and including original question.

    I also need notification if some answer is accepted as correct answer.

    I do not need notifications on likes and up/down votes.

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    Dec 06, 2016 at 08:35 PM

    Except for I don't need a notification when someone accepts an answer - I agree. Up/down vote notifications are not needed at all. Likes are more important for the blogs (e.g. if someone I follow liked a blog then maybe I should read it).

    For the questions we need to know all the replies that happened after ours. This whole separation of comments/answers is not working out IMHO.

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  • Jan 06, 2017 at 03:33 PM

    Yes, even I am missing the old follow post. I was following some SAP MM Masters in old system and their posts/answers would automatically come in my email inbox. Now, I have to search once a week or fortnight manually by following their posts or answers.

    Just what Sajid Sir has mentioned above.

    Kuldip

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  • Dec 23, 2016 at 03:39 PM
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    1. If anybody answered or commented this question or commented any answer under original question.

    Currently users are notified about new "comments" on questions, blogs, answers, or comments they posted already. However, they are not notified on further new "answers" on a question they answered already. This notification goes to the OP of the question (which makes more sense as they are the ones who need the solutions)

    2. If anybody edited anything in the question or answers.

    All updates are in the Activity Stream currently. If we move update_blog, update_discussion, update_comment, update_question, update_answer, these may inundate the Notifications as well. I believe such updates should be followed via the Activity Stream currently.

    3. If anybody deleted some answer.

    We currently do not have the functionality to show this activity yet. There is work being done so that delete activities can be handled better.

    I need notification on any changes of content under and including original question.

    Addressed above as update activities

    I also need notification if some answer is accepted as correct answer.

    I agree with this suggestion and will take it to IT for consideration

    I do not need notifications on likes and up/down votes.

    Thanks for your opinion on this. To many users who are only starting to participate in the community, showing positive engagement such as likes and up votes on their content as Notifications can be very helpful in them understanding which of their contributions are being valued. Such positive reinforcement is absent in the community now. For example, users can see up votes and likes on other user's content in their Activity Stream, but cannot see such positive feedback on their own content unless they are exclusively "following" their own post. Given beside some moderators, users have not expressed concerns about getting too many Notifications. So in light of this information, I encourage you to re-consider this decision. Please let me know what you think.

    Best Regards and Happy Holidays

    Sajid Amir

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    • I had to switch from IE 11 to Chrome, because this nested conversation is no longer visible in IE after your comment Sajid that starts with "Also, Jurgen please note that there has been 16 comments..." I don't have the link, but know we've run into this bug before...

      From my perspective, the way you've described 'turn on notifs' is like 'track in communications' from Jive, and this is what I would envision the 'Follow' button does. I read Vadim's thread, see the engaging dialog, and although I am not the owner of this thread, I deliberately choose to shadow the OP as if the thread was my own. I feel good about the discussion going on here, but reflecting upon Vadim's original proposal and the upvoted reply from Jelena with additional clarifications I thing we are repeating and clarifying much of the same things over and over again in different words. I think many community members and moderators involved here simply want it fixed once and for all, and not a few tweaks or band aids.

  • Jan 19, 2017 at 07:39 AM

    I could find that I receive actions of the people I follow in my activities folder.

    for example, I follow Jurgen Sir... I could see his comments/replies in the activities folder from recent. however, I feel the old inbox method was better.

    Sorry if comment was inappropriate.

    Kuldip

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