Users should be able to choose whether to also get email notifications for all types of alert, e.g. when they are mentioned in a post, or get likes.
I guess provided there's an option in the ACP for admins to decide which email alerts they want users to have the option to enable. On busy boards, emails for Likes could mean an awful lot of emails are being sent which could be problematic on a number of fronts.It makes sense to me that anything you may want to know about and get an alert should have the option to notify by email
That's an excellent idea, get a digest. Agree.I agree that all alerts should be available for email notification. It helps to make the community feel more active and alive, and members feel like to feel a part of that. People using social media already receive many notifications and are addicted to them.
Sure some people will feel overwhelmed (personally I'd rather not receive so many emails) so give them the ability to opt out in every email and their account settings. Having options in the ACP so admins can choose which their forum sends out is essential too. Another option for busy forums is to send them in digest format at specified intervals.