News post notifications to author, not creator
In our organisation, we often create news posts for others that do not have the rights to do so. We then set them as the Author of the news post.
However, when others subsequently comment or "like" the news post, the email notification is sent to the creator and not the author.
We would like to ability to change the notification behavior such that authors can be set up to receive the comment notifications.
Lee D. commented
Agree that we should be able to set where the notifications should be directed. Even if that means updating the author. But would like a way to batch update as well since there can be thousands of posts over time.
It really is strange that these comments are tied to a field that is called the author, where in fact it's the creator. I can imagine that creator is to be seen more as a system property that should not be changed afterwards. But a userlevel feature as comments is should never be tied to such a system level property. Creators may leave the company, but who is to receive the comments from that moment on. We don't want to build a custom solution to update the auhor (creator) field of pages after someone leaves the company
Michel Smit commented
Currently, the functionality is not useful for our organization with lots of users. Users change jobs frequently, this would render the comments on the page useless when there isn't an easy way to update the person who's getting the notifications. Also, would be great if notifications can be sent to a group of people.
Nick Cruickshank commented
This is really a standard function, especially with the ability to get emails when there is an @mention. SO should be too much to add in notifications for specific people or just the author
Niclas Dahl commented
This should be such an easy fix, just make it so that the comments are directed to the one who creates the page AND the one who populates the "Author byline" field. Then it's up to those individuals if they wish to cancel the subscription on comment notifications or not.
Ignacio Ortiz commented
This should be a toggle somewhere, sometimes a page is meant to create discussion but not necessarily for the one who set the site up.
Jacopo Alabiso commented
I would add, even more:
In ALL organizations, always, people change job.
how can I manage to get notifications to the new guy?