Add-on Collector: option of "auto-subscribe collections created by the owner"

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
Collector Extension
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
9 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Morlan, Assigned: fligtar)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.1) Gecko/20090715 Firefox/3.5.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.1) Gecko/20090715 Firefox/3.5.1

Create an option of "auto-subscribe collections created by the owner".

A collection does not show up in your Add-on Collector list (the one in the dialog not AMO page) unless you subscribe manually, including collections you created.

Quite often you create the collection you also want to add it into the Add-on Collector list.

I guess most people would want to add the collections they create so I think this option can be checked by default. You can check how many creators subscribe their own collections. It's easier to tell whether this option should be on or off by default if such statistics is available.


Reproducible: Always

Updated

9 years ago
Assignee: nobody → fligtar

Comment 1

9 years ago
Why? What's wrong with just clicking it yourself? Unless you're spamming the system with collections, I don't see the need.

It would make more sense to just add a view somewhere to list all of your own collections as it does now for subscribed ones.
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Comment 2

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> Why? What's wrong with just clicking it yourself? 

Convenience. The same reason why some addons offer automatic solutions (eg. auto-backup, auto-subscription, auto-close etc.). Stay-open menu offers auto close menus which helps people to save clicks and a bit time. You can always do everything yourself but that would be less convenient and less efficient. System is always faster and doesn't make careless mistakes but humans do.

> Unless you're spamming the system with collections, I don't see the need.

I don't see how you would connect "auto-subscribe" to "spamming". It has nothing to do with spamming.

> It would make more sense to just add a view somewhere to list all of your own
> collections as it does now for subscribed ones.

See Bug 5070330. Collector list in the AMO and in the dialog (Tools -> Addons -> Subscriptions) are different things and serve different purposes.

"At this time, a collection does not show up in your Collector list unless you
subscribe, and that includes collections you created."

Comment 3

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> Convenience.

Features should be convenient to a very large percentage of users to be worth implementing. My argument is that this will not meet that criteria.

> > Unless you're spamming the system with collections, I don't see the need.
> 
> I don't see how you would connect "auto-subscribe" to "spamming". It has
> nothing to do with spamming.

Spamming as in creating way too many collections.

> See Bug 5070330. Collector list in the AMO and in the dialog (Tools -> Addons
> -> Subscriptions) are different things and serve different purposes.

extra zero -> bug 507330

(In bug 507330 comment #6, quoted in comment #2 above)
> At this time, a collection does not show up in your Collector list unless you
> subscribe, and that includes collections you created.

(In comment #1)
> It would make more sense to just add a view somewhere to list all of your own
> collections as it does now for subscribed ones.

What I'm saying is that rather than auto-subscribing your own collections it just have a view to list your own collections in the extension. Have a view for your subscriptions and another for your created collections. Simpler fix to your given problem.

Updated

9 years ago
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
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Comment 4

9 years ago
This is an interesting idea, but not something we're going to spend time on.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 5

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> 
> Features should be convenient to a very large percentage of users to be worth
> implementing. My argument is that this will not meet that criteria.
> 

I wonder how many percentage of users would fine-tune the update frequency and the behavior of add-on notification of each subscription. Frankly speaking it can't be deemed as "a very large percentage of users" (you did mention very large). It doesn't meet the criteria but is implemented.

I'm glad it is implemented anyway, or many convenient features would have been dropped if we must meet the "very large percentage" criteria.

> 
> Spamming as in creating way too many collections.

Don't mess this up with the concept of the idea.
You can always do collection spamming (if ever exists and for what's incentive?) whether it has this feature or not. This feature has nothing to do to facilitate collection spamming.

> What I'm saying is that rather than auto-subscribing your own collections it
> just have a view to list your own collections in the extension. Have a view for
> your subscriptions and another for your created collections. Simpler fix to
> your given problem.

So you want to make it in a way that the list in the extension and My Collection is just the same. Well this may not be a good fix:

1) I also want to subscribe collections created by others? What are you going to do? Present two sets of lists? I would say it's rather clumsy if the subscription is split into two.

2) Hey you created a few collections to the public but you don't want it to be in your subscription list. For those people they would uncheck "auto-subscribe". But your method would make them no choice.


Well I hope you don't fix it at all since currently people have the full control on what is in their subscription lists. They have the choice not to add a few of my collections into the list. Your method took it away so some users are worse off.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
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Updated

9 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Updated

9 years ago
Component: Collections → Collector Extension
QA Contact: collections → collector-extension
Product: addons.mozilla.org → addons.mozilla.org Graveyard
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