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Please do not send e-mail messages to tell me about "a new notification" that I read hours ago on-wiki
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Description

What happens:

  • I'm on the wiki, and I see the notification. I click it; it's marked read.
  • Hours later (end of the day UTC?), Echo sends me an e-mail message to tell me about a "new notification".
  • Only it's not new, because I read it hours ago.
  • I'm annoyed.

What should happen:

  • I'm on the wiki, and I see the notification. I click it; it's marked read.
  • All done! No unwanted e-mail messages about things that I read hours ago.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJul 1 2017, 1:09 AM
Aklapper renamed this task from Please do not send e-mail messages to tell me about "a new notification" that I read hours ago to Please do not send e-mail messages to tell me about "a new notification" that I read hours ago on-wiki.Jul 1 2017, 10:21 AM

Note: This would only be possible to fix for the users that have set the preference "Send me" to the values "A daily summary [...]" or "A weekly summary [...]".
I believe (?) the default is "Individual notifications as they come in", i.e. instant emails and web-notifications sent at the same time.

Catrope added a subscriber: Catrope.

What @Quiddity says is right, unless we also implement a ~5-minute delay before sending the email. For batched emails, we should definitely be able to prevent emails about read notifications from being sent, but we should look into whether we are doing that already.

I like the idea of a brief delay. I turn off immediate e-mail anyway, but I don't really expect anyone to want separate e-mail messages for multiple related actions (e.g., reverted + talk page message).

Restricted Application added a project: Growth-Team. · View Herald TranscriptDec 14 2018, 10:48 AM
SBisson added a subscriber: SBisson.

I will mentor this task for Google-Code-in-2019