In most of the forums in which I participate, notifications are on by default for any thread in which I post. The standard email notification typically have a link to turn off the notification so if it is an annoyance, it is easily turned off.
" We have already implemented this feature on that application and it works amazingly well. " ~~~ This seems to suggest that it is conveys more value than annoyance.
I would like to be able to set the default preference in the Control Panel, but allow users to override the default.
"Would this setting, in your opinion, apply to new topics the user posts, topics the user replies to, or both?"
I would be delighted if you could have both, but I can't see many people making a distinction
Y/N - Notify me about replies to threads I start
Y/N - Notify me about replies to threads in which I post (includes above)
Did I understand the distinction?