Bug #1794

Remove "Notice anything new" notification

Added by Matt Gold over 9 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

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Watched a new user create an account and log in today and saw that she encountered the "notice anything new" alert that we instituted a while back when we first changed the group menu navigation to include files and docs. I think it's time to remove the notification, especially for new users who haven't seen it any other way.

Also notable: I've seen multiple users have this alert on their group home screens and not realize that they can dismiss it. This makes me think that the more subtle alerts you've advocated for in the past may have an unwelcome effect, in that people may not realize they can dismiss them (indeed, I'm not even sure they see them -- most people don't even read the alert). In any case, I still think we should be very careful about thrusting alerts and pop-ups before our members, but I did want to note this for discussion.


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

I've removed the box, in

I've made a note to go through and delete the (now extraneous) user meta corresponding to "I have dismissed the message" after release. Before I do, I will take note of how many people actually dismissed the box, as a data point for future reference.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold over 9 years ago

Cool -- thanks! Looking forward to seeing that data.

#3 Updated by Matt Gold over 9 years ago

Just added Chris to this ticket so he can see the conversation.

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges over 9 years ago

mysql> select count(*) from wp_usermeta where meta_key = 'cac_dismissed_group_interface_message_1_2';
-------- | count(*) |
-------- | 334 |
1 row in set (0.01 sec)

That means that 334 people dismissed the message. Not very many.

#5 Updated by Matt Gold over 9 years ago

Wow -- that's pretty incredible. Do we have a comparable figure for the role pop-up?

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges over 9 years ago

No, because that pop-up appears (or doesn't) based on a dynamic check of who has filled in the Role field. I can query to see how many people have filled in that field, which should be a pretty close surrogate value

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