Apr 23 2019
Mar 16 2019
Feb 25 2019
A very mild point in favor of this feature is that we haven't seen any negative feedback or confusion, although I think you might be the first user to say they actually like/use it.
FWIW I appreciate and use the mute feature (though only occasionally)
Jan 2 2019
Apr 20 2018
Apr 19 2018
After D19384, we'll automatically mark these "phantom" notifications as read when you open the menu to review them:
Feb 8 2018
I largely agree. This is getting leeway because it's backed by support mana (PHI126 basically just asks for this feature, verbatim). I think the actual change in D19033 is small enough that I don't feel too bad about giving this a shot, but I'd like this feature to see significant use and not generate a lot of confusion/support load if it's going to stay in the upstream. I'm also more comfortable trying this because it's very easy to revert.
For what it's worth, I think the Mute feature adds a lot of complexities to the system, in excess to the norms of the last few years:
- Code to handle it in the sending mechanism
- Prioritizing this feature against any other notify feature (like T9031)
- UI to show the to the muting user (on the object and in /mail/?)
- UI to show to other users that this user will not be notified (What if all members of a project are muting a thread?)
- Can a mailing list/project mute a topic?
- "why did I not receive this notification?" - there's still some issues about this - novice users don't know/understand /mail/, and admins can't see this for them. I suspect this question will require a written checklist somewhere.
If this feature doesn't see much use, I'd like to remove or deemphasize it (for example, by moving it to a keystroke or removing the UI and just providing access via !mute) at some point since I think UI space in the curtain is premium real estate. This doesn't need to be 200 mutes per user per day, but I could imagine this seeing essentially zero use.
Nov 8 2017
Could this be closed now that Phab supports this? (in /settings/user/Username/page/notifications/)
Oct 11 2017
Sep 13 2017
This is also affecting other persistent sticky notifications, notably "Read-Only Mode" and "High Security Mode". I need "Read-Only" mode for PHI36 so I'll take a look at this.
Sep 12 2017
Aug 28 2017
Aug 23 2017
Should be quick to implement.
Aug 16 2017
I'm going to merge this into T12963, which isn't exactly the same but overlaps this substantially. It's possible we'll pursue a more narrow "vacation review" mode eventually, but we'd want to finish T12963 first and make sure it didn't adequately address this problem on its own.
Aug 6 2017
It's discoverable in settings just fine.
Jul 12 2017
What if they're on the page, is that notification annoying? I love click that little guy.
+1, we've also had a handful of users request this as a per-user preference.
Jul 5 2017
We've also had a request for this (disabling the in-application popups) at #dropbox, as a per-user preference.
Jun 18 2017
Jun 2 2017