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inspiration needed on the how often to notify members via email

     
11:33 am on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I've got a widget enthusiast website where members can upload widget images and videos and write about them.

I've just added a friends feature which basically is a subscribe feature so a friend is subscribed to another friend's widget pages.

The question is now, how often to notify friends (via email) ?
Should it be:

a) Straight away ?

b) After some time ?

Solution A ensures that their is friend activity (comments, etc) straight away on new updates, however can be an issue if a email pops in every 2 hours due to many friends updating their pages.

Solution B allows to send one email with several updates from multiple friends, especially for if a member has many friends it can group updates from the past 3 days (or once a week).

Any suggestions, ideas, etc ?
6:30 pm on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld Senior Member jimbeetle is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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Give your members the option when they sign up: immediately, daily, weekly.
 

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