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Implemented Alert when Quoted...

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Cezz, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    I love the Alert functionality in xenForo and think it would be great if you were alerted when someone quoted (or replied to your post) and not just the thread... This may help to drive continued conversation in the forums.
    NolF, TNCclubman, Intuit and 16 others like this.
  2. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Thank's @Onimua for liking this does any one else think this would be a good or viable solution also?
  3. Nix

    Nix Well-Known Member

    That would be quite a cool feature :)
  4. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    +1 Ceri ;)
  5. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Thanks :D
    I have partialy experience how good it would be now because each of you have clicked like before replying and this is nice because I am then coming to the thread and seeing your replies :D
  6. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I thought I already supported it... must be in another discussion. But I completely agree with you.

    Man , I have such a great feeling about xenForo... a feeling I never ever had since vB4 saw 'the light' (better call it darkness...).
  7. EfendiBey

    EfendiBey Member

    I already supported it.. good idea
  8. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Heck where is this other thread :p... Things are moving so fast here I can't keep up :D... it is a nice feeling.
  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    That's why I follow the people I know, and click on news feed, so I track the content first that I am interested in and my friends are interested in. Before clicking on 'what's new' from the header navbar.
  10. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    You mean an alert even if you're not watching the thread? Or would this apply to threads you watch, where you would only get an alert if they replied directly to your post or quoted one of your posts, but you would not get an alert if someone just replies to the thread, but not in reply to you?

    I think this should be in addition to thread watching. If someone replies directly to your post or quotes your post, then you get an alert for that, regardless of thread "watching" status.
  11. Derek Ivey

    Derek Ivey Member

    +1 I'd love to see this be added too.
  12. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    This would be separate from thread watching... So if you watch a thread EVERY post in that thread you will get alerted of, however if you don't but someone quotes/replies directly to your thread you still get notified with a direct link to the post your quoted in...

    I would love this feature as would mean I will know when someone replies to me without having to watch every thread.
  13. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    /me thinks about how this could be possible...

    *has an idea.


    *realises that wouldn't work... goes back to the drawing board
    Dao Hoang Son, Been Told and Ceri May like this.
  14. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    For someone to quote you they would have to reply in the thread for which you would have already gotten an alert for. It would create a duplicate alert for the same post.
  15. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Great to know its being thought about, would be something no other board **that I know about** offers and would really help the conversation flow :D
  16. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Sorry I am not sure how you worked this out? If you are not watching the thread you won't currently get an alert for it... This would mean you would get an alert when you are quoted but not for every post in that thread... However if you want to be alerted for every post you can then watch the thread.

    Where would you get duplicate alerts in the scenario?
  17. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    You would get an alert for someone replying in the thread and another alert for someone quoting your post in the same thread ie 2 alerts for the same thread/post, unless im mistaken and that's not how it works. ATM all threads i reply in i get an alert when another people replies in it so it would create a duplicate alert for basically the same thing. Again i might be mistaken and that's not how the system works.
  18. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    You are getting those alerts at the moment because you are watching those threads... I am only suggesting that the alert for quoted thread happens if you are not watching the thread...

    Which means that you can be alerted of replies (if quoted) without the need to watch every thread and be alerted of every post in a thread after yours.
  19. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    If these multiple alerts are implemented (btw nice idea), and I don't know if this has been suggested it would be nice to see the alerts colour coded. For quotes say a yellow notification icon as well as a red one for the "like"alert etc etc that way you would know what kind of alert you have received.
    Peggy and Nick like this.
  20. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This is a good idea. I like it.

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