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Add-on alert when a new message is posted

Discussion in 'Custom Service/Development Requests' started by oloman, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. oloman

    oloman Active Member

    Hi dear developpers,

    I'd like an add-on to get an alert box (left bottom for example) who displays the last post anywhere in the forum.

    The problem when you are at the home page: nothing happens. maybe there is a hot topic somewhere, the place to be, but you don't know.

    With an alert box who says:

    The topic of the thread
    The last post here

    The box should disappear after some seconds.
    And a new alert box will be display when a new message is posted.

    I hope i am clear.
    Don't hesitate to contact me

  2. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't something like this fill the left part of the screen when you have a forum which is pretty active?
  3. oloman

    oloman Active Member

    I had this system on vbulletin, 3000 posts a day, and it was'nt a problem at all.
    More, it's possible to offer a dismiss.
  4. Aayush

    Aayush Well-Known Member

    Oh I meant that if you have like 10-15 posts nearly together, the users screen would be filled with alerts and it might hinder the UX.
    Personally if I have like an alert poping up on the screen every second, it would be a distraction for me.
    Though it is a great idea considering you want to provide the user with latest stuff happening on the forum.
  5. oloman

    oloman Active Member

    Ok, I understand, but it would be just 1 post displayed. A small box like xenforo alert.
    If a user don't like it, he would have a way to dismiss it.
    Aayush likes this.

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