Currently, when creating a People column type, the “notify when added” option is on by default. This is all well and good, particularly since you can disable/enable it at your whim, however there is a use case where this is a significant problem.
When importing tables from other sources (i.e. Excel, Google Sheets, etc.) the data is already filled when you set the column type. That means before I’m able to tell the People column that I do not want it to notify the user when they’re added to the column, I have to notify all the users they’ve been added to the column. The workaround I utilize is creating the page in my docs then moving it over, but that’s just an inefficient system.
I’d love to see Coda change the default for the People column to have the “notify when added” off by default. Or allow us to set up our own defaults in the workspace. Opt in programs are much more user friendly than opt-out.