Under review

Notification Icon Changes

aaros 8 years ago updated by Digby (Community Manager) 7 years ago 6 1 duplicate

Here's one possible way to make the notifications area more functional for users:

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Separate notification icons for:

  • Comments
  • Notes/personal messages
  • Content from people you watch
  • Favorites and watches

This is necessary because comments are a much higher priority for users to keep track of and respond to, but are highly outnumbered by favorites; the notifications you care about will get lost in the noise of people favoriting your artwork.

Alternatively you could make the notification icon a hover-over menu like this:

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(excuse the crudeness of the design)

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this! also provide filtering by type of notification in the notification view itself:

I've posted some similar suggestions that would also improve this same issue:



Tho I don't like the dropdown notification how it is right now, it'd be much better if it showed the number of different new notifications like you suggested (atm I don't even use it because no way to tell how many new notifications and which are new)

well it looks like some things here should be merged :P


I don't think so, I haven't seen suggestions that cover exactly what I'm suggesting here elsewhere so far

Agree 100%!

I really need separate notification types, there's just too much clutter to filter through atm.

Under review

We've been having discussions about the way to help users see notifications they care most about; this might be the easiest way to do that. We'll be talking to the developers in the future to see what's reasonable.