[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #4344: "Notify group members of changes via email" UX is lousy (was: "Notify group members of changes via email" radio button settings sticks on No and cannot be set to Yes)

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Wed Jul 11 13:26:55 UTC 2012

#4344: "Notify group members of changes via email" UX is lousy
 Reporter:  frank13      |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Groups       |     Version:  1.5.6
 Severity:  minor        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * type:  defect (bug) => enhancement
 * component:  Core => Groups
 * severity:  major => minor
 * milestone:  Awaiting Review => Future Release


 The radio button is working as designed, but it's a poor user interface.

 For one thing, the button does not do what you are expecting it to do.
 It's not designed to notify all users of group activity. Instead, checking
 'Yes' will only notify group members *that you have changed the group's
 name or description*. To allow users to receive email notifications of all
 group activity, see this plugin: https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins
 /buddypress-group-email-subscription/ Our help text should be better here,
 to make the point clearer.

 For another thing, the radio button is a poor choice of input element in
 this case. RBs are generally used for persistent settings. The "Notify"
 option is a one-time thing: I'm changing the name or description of the
 group, and I want users to know about it. It should probably be a checkbox

 I suggest something like:

 [ ] Notify group members that the group's details have been changed

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4344#comment:1>
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