Feature update: Volume
Exciting news! Today we’re releasing our Volume feature.
Volume controls how much you hear from a group or a discussion.
There are four settings for Group Volume:
- Loud - this will email you whenever there is activity in the group.
- Normal - this will only email you with important activity: new discussions and proposals, outcomes etc.
- Quiet - this switches all the emails off. You’ll see new group activity on the dashboard.
- Mute - this switches all emails off. You’ll only be notified if someone @mention’s you. This will also remove the group from your dashboard and the “Yesterday on Loomio” digest email.
By default, when a user joins a group, their Group Volume will be Normal. This means everyone will be emailed when you start a new discussion, raise a proposal, or set a proposal outcome.
When a discussion starts, it will have the same Volume as its group.
By default, when you participate in a discussion, the Discussion Volume will be changed to Loud, so all further activity will be emailed to you. You can change that behaviour on your email preferences page.
Where to next ?
Volume is a key piece of Loomio 1.0. One of the reasons we’re excited about releasing this today is that it brings us closer to a public Loomio 1.0 release.
Volume is an evolution of our notification system, previously called Following, which we've been developing with the input of the Feature Ideas group. Special thanks to everyone who has given us feedback and helped us make this release what it is.
So, what do you think? Do these settings make sense to you? Could the language be any clearer? How do you like to keep up with Loomio activity?