Here’s the problem: If I write you a comment on your Doc and then you write me back, I get an email. Same thing happens if you “resolve” the comment (which means make it go away).
That’s a lot of emails. If I’m collaborating on a shared document, I don’t need a reminder every time someone else makes a change.
Sure, I can change my notification settings, but they’re not global. That means that I need to repeat the same step for every document I get.
This becomes a huge problem when you’re a teacher. One hundred students means 100 essays means 100 times to change my notification settings.
Worse yet, notification settings (as far as I can tell) are per document per user. That means I can tell my students to turn off their notification settings, but that does nothing for me. I have to do the same thing with the same document.
I’d much rather have the default as “all notifications off except @ mentions.” This would mean that a student could send me an email by tagging me in a comment.