has an annoying problem. I mean, it's not a bug. it's working as intended. but in annoying way.

so when people boost/favourite your toot, you get a notification for it. a separate notification for every single action affecting your post. one of my posts has 158 boosts and 114 favourites. this means 272 notifications. sure, fine to know my post is interesting. but can't the notifications be grouped into a one notification, like on the most of social services?
Twitter is a good example.

@rnickson that's a fantastic point, you should make a feature request on the repo! I'll make sure to share as well

That might be a good suggestion for a client to implement. I think it's good that Mastodon itself keeps it separate, because it's probably easier to aggregate them than to separate them.

@blaubachn I think this would be OK for everyone if there will be a possibility to switch back to the current notification style (like just an option in settings, providing the aggregated notifications only if an option is provided in request, etc.). this would make it easy both for notification-based scripts to work as before without any code changes, and for user clients to adapt to the changes.

@rnickson you can pick if you recieve or not notifs for your toots boosted/faved

@baerd I want to receive these notifications to know when my posts go viral. but I don't want to get my notifications completely filled with it. something like "T. Degurechaff, Albedo and 2135 others boosted your toot" would be completely enough, and not as spammy as 2137 boost notifications.


🤔 This could be a feature. Creating memes is punished/rewarded.

@rnickson I've always wondered how notifications work for popular posts! Thankfully I'll never be popular enough to have this problem.

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