I would love the ability (for admins/moderators) to notify everyone of a certain question (via email and as a notification).
For example, in my case, there are certain questions I would like everyone to see and answer on a weekly basis – and it would be great if there was an easy way to notify my whole community (instead of writing an email and manually linking to the question every time).
Just like you go to [more actions] and have these options:
- Set as featured
- Delete permanently
- *Notify all users
You would have the option to “notify all users” that would send the question to all users via email and as a simple Anspress notification (with a certain role maybe?). Another option would be to have something like a wildcard mention [@everyone] that would work for admins only.
This would greatly help with community building and engagement and saves a lot of time when compared to doing it manually.
Lemme know what you think! 🙂
We have developed a work around to achieve a daily/weekly digest using RSS and mailchimp…
Here’s an example for anyone interested:
ps this has proved essential for our site… the day of the week the digest goes out, is the only time that we drive traffic/usage of the site.
1. The request is not absurd from a user perspective, exactly as hendre above says: “It is really hard to get a new community going if you don’t have this since people don’t just randomly check the site every day. To get a critical mass of users you need email notifications to encourage them to go to the site.”.
2. If it not technically feasible or you have a good reason not to develop this feature (Mandrill and Sparkpost may disagree with you on email doesn’t scale), then please say so. There is no need to be rude.