Do you use the notifications "quick filter bar" with "display all categories" enabled in the webapp?
I hope this isn't needed but just in case, this is what "quick filter bar" with "display all categories" means:
The reason I'm asking is that if I add more notification types in the future that line of icons will start looking like a sardine can, and, frankly, I don't see the value of having all that granularity for stuff like "a poll I voted in has ended", so I was hoping for once nobody's using this off-by-default feature so I could just remove it and leave just the one that gives tabs for "All" and "Mentions" because that's actually useful on a day to day basis
@Gargron its such a useful feature, but i didn't know about for a whiiiile
@gargron Oh, I use that decently frequently in the 3rd party app i use, but didn't know there was a way to use it on the official webapp 👀
@Gargron It was. Lol. I’m glad you posted this, I just turned it on.
@Gargron I’d be fine with All and Mentions.
@Gargron maybe if you add more tabs the user could choose the tabs they want to see.
I use All, Mentions and Follows pretty frequently, but don't have much need to separate boosts and favourites. If the latter two were combined I'd be fine with it, although I can see where it might be useful to some folks.
Finished polls is the only one I hit rarely if at all.
@Gargron Once I found one post I was looking for thanks to the poll notification filter.
@Gargron funny, the thing i use the most besides “All” is polls 🤷♀️
@Gargron To be honest, it’s sometimes quite hard to find even a recent poll, so I would be annoyed it was removed.
But maybe combining fav+boost (or removing it?) and polls+follows («Misc»?) would work?
@gargron actually mentions, mentions with ended polls and all is all you need.
Well I just like ended Polly, but could do with the old save that poll URL somewhere, if its just mentions or all.
Unknowingly, I only have All and Mentions, plus the drop-down menu.
It takes me a long time to figure out so many options.
@Gargron crazy idea right here, collapse them like this
(sorry for paint)
@Gargron You could let the user choose which granularity to show
@Gargron Would be nice to have notifications for accepted Follow Requests
@Gargron The filters I use are mentions and followers. The latter is really missing from the "simple" filter.
@Gargron exclusively usually, yes. I only switch to a specific filter momentarily.
@Gargron 🔘 Didn't know/remember it was there until you described it
(The rare time I've wanted to see more specific stuff I've just fiddled with the regular checkboxes.)
@gargron I didn't realize it was there.
Now that I've found it, I'm going to leave it on. Seems handy and doesn't take up any extra screen real-estate.
@Gargron I did not know that this is a thing until I saw this post, but now I started using it.
@Gargron I'm still learning this social media.
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