[PATCH notification] spec: Add badge-number hint

Thomas Kluyver thomas at kluyver.me.uk
Mon Feb 16 10:52:16 PST 2015

On 16 February 2015 at 10:18, Bastien Nocera <hadess at hadess.net> wrote:

> About the? It's also very low for a number of people. I can also be
> there to notify about the number of new podcasts episodes to read, the
> number of unread articles in my offline reader app, the number of unread
> messages in my chat application,

In all of these cases (email, podcasts, RSS reader, chat), I have used
applications which internally show some kind of unread/unseen count, and in
all four categories, the number quickly gets higher than I have any
intention of doing anything about other than clicking 'Mark all read'. I
have a suspicion that this is partly what 'killed' RSS (in popular use) -
feed readers were designed as if people would read every item, and then it
felt like a chore to keep up with it.

I'm not saying there are no possible use cases for a numeric badge, but my
experience is that most of the obvious use cases for it are not great UI

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