Yesterday, we changed this forum's default email notification system. From now on, users will receive automatic notifications for new emails in the News and Announcements and Support categories. As a subscriber, you may notice an increase in emails. This change was made intentionally, and in this post, we explain how you can manage your email subscriptions and why we made this change.
If you want to receive less email, you can
Manage your notification settings from this page https://forum.openrefine.org/u/martin/preferences/emails.
Select unsubscribe for the support or news category
Select the appropriate level of notification by clicking the bell in the News or Support categories of the forum. If you are looking to add the Development & Design category to your notification, select the bell when on the category and then
This change comes from discussions and suggestions on improving the notification on our new forum.
Several previous subscribers of the Google group discussion list have reported relying on email notifications to keep themselves updated on OpenRefine. Most of these notifications were set up to receive alerts for every message. Unfortunately, some users stopped using the forum because of the default Discourse set up with Activity Summary notification, which sent a lot of irrelevant emails to users, causing them to ignore the emails altogether.
When changing the default configuration, Discourse applied the change to all users who have not previously updated their email preferences. We hope this change will result in increased engagement from the community and more users helping each other in the support section.
We understand that this change came unexpectedly for some of you, especially if you see it as an increase in unwanted notifications. We sincerely appreciate you taking a few minutes to adjust your email preferences. This not only helps in tailoring your experience but also aids us in supporting the OpenRefine community.