I’m withdrawing from all LinkedIn discussions and have ceased interacting in LinkedIn groups. Why?
Two words: email notifications.
No, it’s not that I hate receiving email notifications for discussions in LinkedIn groups. It’s that the emails are now next to useless.
Not long ago, discussion notifications would contain the full text of someone’s discussion comment.
Clicking “Comment” would take me directly to that comment on the LinkedIn discussion page, making it really easy to continue the conversation.
Now, discussion notifications barely contain any text from someone’s discussion comment. Even this text is confusingly buried under the heading and description of the discussion. It’s practically as small and insignificant as the post meta info!
Additionally, clicking “Respond Now” doesn’t take me directly to the comment, anymore. It now takes me to the top of the discussion, so I have to scroll down to that specific comment. What is there even to respond to?
Seriously, this killed my enthusiasm for participating in LinkedIn discussions—I can’t tell what someone said from the tiny excerpt of their comment, and I can’t quickly get to their full comment.
This has made me cease all participation in LinkedIn discussion groups (even discussions in which I previously participated).
What do you think about this change?