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Wrong comment notifications!

Another periodic reminder of what I suggest is a major flaw:

I get a notification when a student leaves a public comment on a quest (which is always, since they are forced to, so I get a daily email with a massive list of blank comments)

And yet I don't get an email or notification when a student adds a private comment to a completed quest. It gets lost and students think I am ignoring them.

Teachers must be notified somehow about private quest comments (submission comments)! It would be awesome to have them added to the daily email update.
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  • Submission comments are visible in the quest approval queue, if the quest has to be "verified" - otherwise, the instructor can look in the "completed" queue.

    You should assume, and communicate to students, that comments submitted for quests that don't require verification will not be seen.
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  • I would suggest to you that forcing your users to make these assumptions is poor design. I teach teenagers, and it doesn't matter how many times I tell them this... plus it's not consistent with the way any other forum/commenting system on the internet works!

    Why not disable comments for auto-approved quests, and disable comments once a quest has been approved? Or add an option to do this?

    Either that, or allow users (both teachers and students) to be notified of the comments? You could add another tab below "Announcements" called "Comments" that would be highlighted with a number, just like when there is a new announcement. When you click the tab, it takes you to a list of unread comments, just like unread announcements are highlighted.... or at least something! An email, a pop-up....

    This would be an amazing improvement to what I feel is currently GameLab's biggest flaw (tied with slowness ;)
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  • Hi MrC -
    I am in agreement with you that this design does not make sense. Two votes here. I will suggest upgrading this feature request from our development "wish list" to a "bug."  Thank you for your input.
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