2006-09-06 08:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for the great feature!
It would be even better if notification emails for comments had meaningful Message-Id and In-Reply-To headers.
I am a big fan of the comment thread notifications.
but please also add a feature that let's us know when someone de-friends us too
I'm not going to say anything about "stalking" or "public/locked posts" at all. I just think we should be able to turn it on and off... as a Preferences thing. Obviously, people are going to like this feature. Obviously, people are not going to like this feature as well. I just think we should get a choice. That way everyone will be happy and no one will bitch.
If this is not possible, then yeah... a tracking feature on who is tracking you would be pretty neat. They just want to know what people write and those people just want to know what they read.
People will always bitch.
If this can be turned off it will probably decrease the usability of this new system and give a false sense of security to those who think that disabling it makes their public entries more secure and their public information more private.
I don't know if it's me being stupid, but I'll post this anyway.
I read a post which had a few comments on, and I was interested in seeing if there would be any further comments to the post, so I tracked the post. Except when I looked a bit later, it showed the new comments - all fine - but also the comments that were there before I tracked the post. Is this meant to be happening?
How long before you started tracking the post? About an hour or two?
I *think* what happened is:
-- these people left comments
-- the comments got "stuck" in the queue until they were processed (we were having some delays earlier today, so some notifications didn't get processed for an hour or two)
-- you subscribed *after* the comments were left, but before the notifications were processed
-- when the notification is processed, it sees you have a subscription, and it notifies you.
So I think it's a one-time flake, since we shouldn't be seeing delays usually. (You won't get retroactive notifications otherwise, no.)
It doth be awesome, verily!
2006-09-07 12:04 am (UTC)
...I swear I'm not stalking! Just reading all the comments. ::shifty eyes::
I love this!
Also, I for one am grateful that there isn't a defriending notification option. I would also like to second the requests for birthday notifications if they can be made available!
Thank you for letting the permanent users try this out first -- it's nice to get something special every now and again for that. <3<3
I am all for new features. However, I think it would be wise to offer us the ability to turn off this feature if we choose.
Neat. I've wanted something like this for yonks because my flist is too long for me to go back and check comments on yesterdays stuff.
Thank you LJ!
this is great in some ways, but i also feel like it could be a HUGE breach of privacy.
Pretty much everything that's available for tracking could be "manually" tracked without the feature.
Yes, it could seem creepy (emails to find out someone uploaded a new icon?), but as it's all stuff that can be seen and watched anyhow, I don't understand how it's a breach of privacy. Care to elaborate?
SO, I like to swap out icons constantly, all 134 of them. At once. Does this mean people will get 134 emails if they are tracking me?
What if I should choose to do this several times a day for say a week, just to spam people's inboxes?
My point is, is there some wayto stem such abuse or is this a fun way to ensure people will not be tracking me if I constantly flood their email with craptastic notifications?
At this point, I don't think you can see if anyone is tracking your usericons, so you wouldn't be able to tell that anyone is even there to spam. Besides, if someone did track your icons and you did things like that maliciously, the person could go and untrack your usericons and not get your emails anymore.
so facebook adds a newsfeed thingy and everyone can see what i'm doing every time i update, even if they aren't friends with me.
and now people here can see every time i comment on something or if i change userpics? i'm all about having notifications of comments, but do it like greatestjournal where all it is is a little note at the top that says "you have blah comments" and you read them. i don't need people over here knowing my every move.
that's what facebook is there for aparently.
no thanks LJ. i don't want this.
You got it wrong. Facebook's feeds don't let people see your private information unless you explicitly allowed it (in your privacy settings). Guess what? It's the same thing with LJ. It doesn't let people who are not on your friends list subscribe to your friends-only posts or anything like that.