Is there a different way to check notifications rather than email? I'd be much more likely to engage and respond if I can respond to notifications all at once on a time that I am available. It would be great to easily see which notifications I have not yet responded to (even if they were months old).
I like the idea of having both RSS feeds & notifications. Currently, it is not easy to see the most recent activity on the forum. I think email notifications at some interval are still necessary to prevent users from forgetting about the platform completely... Would email digests at weekly or monthly intervals be a helpful alternative?
I agree, I personally do not want the email overload. Having a monthly "notifications available" reminder email would be acceptable, with a notifications feature in the website when you choose to log on. Maybe create opt-in check boxes on threads you wish to have immediate email updates.