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access notification and notification email content
02 April 2014, 12:59 AM
feedback from our users suggested two minor changes on the notification system:
- notifications about new page access should mention the pages title in the subject
- the emails sent for the notifications should contain the emails text
Has anyone thought about that? Any arguments against that? Is there maybe already a wishlist-item/bug report for that I haven't seen or should I create one?
09 April 2014, 2:34 AM
I'll post the comment from lib.php where the notification content is hidden in the email, to bring an argument into the discussion:
// Do not include the message body in user messages when they are sent by email
// because it encourages people to reply to the email.
I guess that makes sense as long as we don't process email replies like facebook for example does. Although I remember there was a discussion about integrating that.
Any opinion on the page title in the subject of the page access notification?
09 April 2014, 12:02 PM
Page title in subject: Sounds like a good idea!
Message content in email: Yeah, I've seen that comment in the code as well. I'm not sure I agree with the idea, though. I mean, we send forum post contents out by email, and most of the time users don't get confused by those (although as a Mahara site admin I do get a steady trickle of emails from people trying to respond to forum posts by email). Maybe it would be a good idea to just start out by adding a config-defaults.php setting to allow a site to put direct message contents into the notification email?
Regarding responses by email, yes, that's on the wishlist. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+bug/1249895