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Feature #8670

Group Forum Notifications

Added by Matt Gold about 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

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Resolved
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Email Notifications
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Start date:
2017-09-07
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Hi All --

Just wonder whether we need "Topic" in the email subject line of email notifications. It strikes me that it's unnecessary, especially as it appears in every notification. The message I just sent out to our team, for instance, reads:

(CUNY Academic Commons Team) Topic - A few notes

I think it would be fine without "Topic," and that removing it would reduce clutter, especially for long email subject lines. What do others think?


Related issues

Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #6677: Launching Discussion of Group Forum EmailsResolved2016-11-11

Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Feature #12505: Email subject linesResolved2020-03-04

History

#1 Updated by Raymond Hoh about 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #6677: Launching Discussion of Group Forum Emails added

#2 Updated by Raymond Hoh about 4 years ago

See #6677 where this was implemented.

The rationale behind "Topic" is group emails can have other types of content besides forum topics such as new documents (Doc), new file uploads (File) and new group blog posts (Blog Post).

The type is prefixed before the subject title to let you know what type of group item is happening. In this case, "Topic" means that the email action is for a group forum topic. Group forum topics are most likely going to be seen for group emails, so this is what Matt is probably referring to.

If "Topic" is distracting, I can remove this prefix from group forum emails. Happy to hear of other solutions.

#3 Updated by Matt Gold about 4 years ago

Aha -- that's interesting. Thanks for the reminder of this conversation, Ray. I'd say that we should not include "Topic" but should include (File) or whatever when other, less frequent types of actions are taken

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago

  • Target version set to 1.12

#5 Updated by Raymond Hoh about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Staged for Production Release
  • Assignee changed from Paige Dupont to Raymond Hoh
  • Target version changed from 1.12 to 1.11.13

I've removed the 'Topic' string from group email subject lines for 1.11.x branch - https://github.com/cuny-academic-commons/cac/commit/574a550e2c709009556fca7b76031aa8c4aa87d8

Let me know if anything else needs to be done here.

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.11.13 to 1.11.14

#7 Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.11.14 to 1.11.15

#8 Updated by Raymond Hoh about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Staged for Production Release to Resolved

I think this can be marked as resolved since the subject line adjustment was implemented in 1.11.13.

Please reopen if more adjustments are necessary.

#9 Updated by Matt Gold about 4 years ago

Great. Belated thanks for your work on this, Ray.

#10 Updated by Boone Gorges over 1 year ago

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