Notification system improvements
Issue: Consider the scenario where you post a new question, and five people all write comments or answers on it. Your inbox will then have five notifications in it, one for each new response. You click on one of them at random, and you read that comment. You scroll down and read the other four responses in the thread. You've now read all five responses, but your inbox is still showing four unread notifications.
This is the main issue that I'd like to see fixed: as the system stands currently, the only way to clear out your inbox is to click on each notification individually.
I can see several potential solutions to this:
- Add a "mark as read" button.
- Instead of following the routine
if clicked is true then set read to true, instead run
if viewed is true then set read to true.
- Automatically mark all notifications as read upon clicking on the inbox tab.
- Instead of showing each comment separately, group responses to a single post as
Your question has 5 new responses.