I would keep them like they are today -- optional E-mail and/or Jabber subscriptions and an optional pop-up for PMs, but notifications would always be on. If they're unobtrusive (icons with numbers), there's no reason to turn them off.Unknown Bliss wrote:I assume this will also include a set of user preferences whether they prefer to get email notifications, alerts or neither for each item (subscriptions etc.)?
If they used a pop-up window, like PMs, that's when you need an option to turn that off.
Callum may be talking about the pop-up window, but that can be turned off by the user.imkingdavid wrote:How? How is getting a notification about a new PM any different than seeing a non-zero number in the "X new messages" area? Or am I misunderstanding you?callumacrae wrote:They shouldn't generate an alert, though - it is invasive as hell.imkingdavid wrote:AFAIK, PMs generate an "alert"/"notification", so I actually don't see the need for the unread count. I was simply wondering if we should remove the link to the inbox from the index.