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Bugfix/noid/improve the notifications #50
The issue is that the desktop app is not the appropriate place to send notifications like this, it's not that people don't want your notifications. I don't want my electric shaver to tell me about a change in the price of silver. It's not appropriate and it complicates my life because it makes it difficult to manage the interruptions.
The correct way to communicate with your users is an opt-in email distribution. Email is designed for this. Users are able to read emails when they want to and create rules to manage how the emails are handled. This is all circumvented and put upside down when you shove notifications through another app that is not intended for this purpose.
If people WANT to receive your notifications they will give you their email (I did). If they don't, then you should respect their privacy.
If everyone "did their own thing" and had a custom app like this for every conceivable notification, imagine how terrible that would be. It would be a cacophony of random noise and people would just "tune out".
@basildane we are not talking about a cacophony of random noise. Nextcloud is a community-driven project and we want to keep it that way, so we think it’s ok that there is a once-a-year notice of the annual conference to all admins who use this open source software for free.
For anyone who does not want it, now it is even easier to unsubscribe. But getting people involved in giving back to the community is the right direction.