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Alert on followed user status update

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by AzzidReign, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. AzzidReign

    AzzidReign Well-Known Member

    I'd like to request that we get alerts upon someone we are following posts a status update. This is something that was requested on our site and would help increase profile activity.
    Dadparvar, Robust, Moshe1010 and 27 others like this.
  2. Ned

    Ned Member

    I as well would like to see this happen.
  3. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    Yes please. Make following someone actually do something you notice.
    Digital Doctor likes this.
  4. Desire

    Desire Member

    I would think that's one of the main reasons why someone would follow another user.. Hell yeah I agree with this!
  5. Steve10

    Steve10 Well-Known Member

    This would be really good, would make it the followed user feature a lot better.
  6. optrex

    optrex Active Member

    add me to that list please :)
  7. danswano

    danswano Member

    Awesome idea, the follow system is dead without it.
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  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    This idea is so logical it's painful.

    Tweaked IDEA:

    The people you follow ... their status updates go to ONE LOCATION, and you get an alert, but you won't get 20 alerts if all 20 of your followers update.

    ? Location:

    Clicking the Alert will take you to that page ... and you can see everyone's alerts at once.
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  9. danswano

    danswano Member

    Good idea as well, alert pref can have 2 options, grouped alerts or individual alerts.
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I think this could actually get people to care about status updates.
    Since no one really "hears" your status updates .... you stop updating.

    I think this idea is so obvious, the fact that it doesn't exist is a bug !

    Certainly Alerts on a status update is very analogous to receiving Tweets.
    hmmmmm ...


    Further tweak.

    for "smaller" status updates you don't want "broadcasted", you could remove the [x]alert ? option by unchecking the box (checked by default).
    danswano likes this.
  11. danswano

    danswano Member

    Oh, the alert check box is genius.
    The only way i'm drawing attention to updates is the Recent Status Updates widget but it's way too public and exposed for all.
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    For person to person stuff ... you might get xfrock's @Tag functionality to work for status updates.
    so an update like this:
    @danswano I'm pissed my iphone broke ! ... would alert @danswano ... but my status update would be "I'm pissed my iphone broke".

    Another idea:
    @followers I'm pissed my iphone broke ! ... would alert all my followers.

    Actuallly ...ask xfrocks for this function ! :)
    You know his Tag Me addon ?
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  13. danswano

    danswano Member

    Yes i'm using this addon inside the forums, the @followers is awesome as well.
  14. AzzidReign

    AzzidReign Well-Known Member

    Well, that's what the "news feed" is essentially for. But that needs tweaking. I have a "todo list" for my coder and one of the things I wanted him to do was make a filter system on the news feed, so you can checkbox whether you want to see the people you are following's new replies, new threads, status updates, and maybe something else...just thinking off the top of my head rather than reviewing the list I made. That way, you can get the alert and it send you straight to the page with the "status updates" already checked and have it highlight the new updates (if possible).
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  15. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the news feed is good, but it would be great to filter it down to purely status updates and not every post that someone makes.

    Same with recent activity, so you could see the status updates site wide on that page and then switch to news feed to see only relevant status updates from people you follow.
    CallieJo likes this.
  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    The problem with the News Feed is that nothing really brings you there.
    So it doesn't get used.
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  17. danswano

    danswano Member

    Never went there.
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  18. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I inserted an extra link next to what's new on my nav bar for it. So there's a Public News Feed (recent activity) and a Your News Feed (news feed)
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  19. AzzidReign

    AzzidReign Well-Known Member

    That is why I don't understand why they are 2 separate features. Just a lil radio button to filter "People I follow" and "Everyone" would be the solution.
    That's why we need said alert system ;) ;)
    That's exactly what I want to do, I just want to change the 2 systems into 1 so I don't have the extra link.
    danswano likes this.
  20. Renegader

    Renegader Member

    Any update on this? :)

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