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Alert on new threads

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Stimo, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. Stimo

    Stimo Active Member

    Is there anyway to set it up so that all new threads (not just ones you have posted in) sends out an alert? As i find users really dont look for new threads and just reply once they get an alert on one they have posted in.
     
  2. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    That's what the "What's New?" link would be for.
     
  3. Stimo

    Stimo Active Member

    Yes but not many use that either.
     
  4. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Actually it's not a bad question except yesterday I was thinking rather than an alert (balloon style) a simple text counter residing on the right hand side of the text "what's new" would be beneficial. just so you know how many new threads/posts are created. It would be quite useful imo.
     
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  5. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    I understand what you mean Stimo.

    Ah, that might bring some attention to it Shelley.

    Stimo, in the short term, you may want to change the color of the text to stand out from the other nav items. Maybe that would bring attention to it.
     
  6. Stimo

    Stimo Active Member

    Maybe a plugin/template edit like this Photoshop i just made..

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  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    It's not bad but I still think a counter by what's new is the best solution. The moment your members see some numbers you'll get use from the what's new. Me personally? I use the what's new all the time it's one of the few navigation features I use alot and find very very useful. I think the introduction of a new post count would just make the what's new that little better and more appealing plus you could always change the "what's new" phrase to "New posts" or something similar.

    Infact Jake is this possible to introduce a counter when new posts are posted on the the right hand side of the what's new? text? Apologies for hijacking your thread Stimo.
     
  8. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    I use the "What's new" all the time as well.

    But I agree, a counter would be great to add next to/below to get people using it more.
     
  9. Stimo

    Stimo Active Member

    Don't worry :)
     
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