To this I can only say: finally! The idea that websites could send notifications was a good one - if we opted into them. That's how I keep tabs on what's up at Mastodon. But "the problem isn’t the notification option itself. It’s how pushy the notification request is. Web browsers should have cracked down on these popups years ago." In the future, these popups asking you to give permission will be relegated to much lower prominance, and can be turned off entirely if you want. Sort of - Firefox does this right away, Google will do it only if you're constantly refusinbg permission, while the other browsers will do it in the future.