Problem: Chaotic, overwhelming or uninformative notification systems
Standard collaboration tools' internal inconsistency makes it difficult to keep track of replies and tomonitor all relevant new content. Notification systems are alsohampered by showing either too little – requiring users to manuallycheck for replies and updates – or too much – overwhelming users bytelling them about every tiny edit and update. Yoomoot makes it easy to see everythingthat’s new and relevant without ever being overwhelmed by a deluge ofnotifications.
Solution 1: One 'inbox' for tracking everything in a consistent way
Becauseyoomoot merges wikis, forums, comments, blogs and bookmarks into a single format , all the items you'reinterested in tracking can be viewed together at a glance. This glanceis directed at the favorite moots interface: a list of moots whichworks similarly to an email inbox. If a moot has been changed or has anew reply, it will appear in bold and float to the top of the list.
Solution 2: Detailed auto-highlighting of specific changes, when you need it
Thismeans that you are never bombarded with notifications detailing everynew edit and reply. We leave those kinds of details for when youactually visit the changed moot. When you do visit it, every change isautomatically highlighted. If later you forget how a moot has changed,you can use the history interface to compare changes between specificdates. We also recognise that your interest in certain changes isdependent on your relationship with the moot. For example, we won'tbother telling you that a moot has been recommended or has a new revisionrequest unless you're the author of that moot.
Solution 3: Conveniently discover relevant new content
The favorite users and favorite categories interfaces are for discoveringrelevant new content. They provide a convenient way of checking what'snew in the subjects you're interested in and what the people you'reinterested in are writing and recommending.
Solution 4: Rapid access to relevant updates and new content
The 'favorites' interfaces are always oneclick away on the Yoomoot site header. This central positioning is arecognition that responses to your contributions, and new contentrelated to people and subjects you care about, are at the heart ofeverything that social media is about.
Solution 5: Customizable notifications
Finally, Yoomoot isflexible with regard to the way that you receive notifications. Email-people can choose to receive email notifications, RSS-people canreceive them as an RSS/Atom feed. You can receive email/feednotifications about all your favorites, or just the most importantones. Either way, we won't flood your inbox or reader with every littlechange, we'll just tell you that your favorite moot/user/category haschanged, and wait till you next visit it before sending you anythingelse.