"Subscribe" to comments
Please provide a means by which a person may subscribe to a page's comments. I'm thinking, essentially, of a checkbox which, when checked, prompted the user to supply an email address.
This should be available both to those leaving a comment and as an element that site developers can include in their layouts.
When new comments are posted (not edited), the subscribers get the standard change-notice email, as if they had rights to the page, except that the email is generated immediately.
Posted at 11:25 AM on January 14, 2011
Did you know you can get an RSS feed of comments on any page, user, or the whole site? See RSS Feeds.
I realize it's not an email notification, but it's a start.
Posted at 11:51 AM on January 14, 2011
Thanks for the reminder. That's a good thing, but RSS isn't everyone's idea of how to be notified of things...
To me, having LOTS of options for email would be a great focus - and very wiki-centric, too. IEmail is pretty much the common-denominator for comms, is it not?
Posted at 2:43 PM on January 14, 2011
I typically think of RSS as more flexible. It can be converted into email via a variety of services (e.g. http://www.feedmyinbox.com/), and many email clients have built in RSS readers. But notification is huge with wikis and offering an email alternative does make sense. Thanks for suggesting it!
Posted at 4:23 PM on January 14, 2011