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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by nestor718, Oct 21, 2010.

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  1. nestor718

    nestor718 Active Member

    I did not receive email notification. In fact, vB sent an email today saying they had gone to a new version and that's when I decided to come here and check :(

    Never the less, I'm happy the next beta version is out and am eager to try it out! :cool:

    xF, you might want to send out those emails alerting your customers that a new version has been released.
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  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Traditionally we wouldn't notify people of a beta release. There's an expectation of involvement in the process if using beta software. But noted.
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  3. Shanj

    Shanj Well-Known Member

    I didn't get notification either and was waiting for the 4 days one of you mentioned to complete. This was important because my big mod is to be tested for the first time so we didn't want to run a test until the new beta 2 had arrived.

    Maybe you could invite people to go on a list to bne3 notified of secondary updates like this? Some of us would be very keen w3hile I can quite see that you don't want to bother others unnecessarily.
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  4. tickedon

    tickedon Active Member

    I'd normally agree about no notifications for beta releases - but until XenForo hits v1.0 stable, I don't think it would do any harm to notify customers of new beta releases (and then go to the traditional stable-only notifications). Ultimately, we've all bought the software in beta - it's not like half of us are running a "stable" release at the moment and waiting for the next "stable" before we upgrade :)
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  5. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Perhaps subscribe to the announcement section?
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  6. Shanj

    Shanj Well-Known Member

    Steven You can't subscribe to a section.
    This has been criticised before. you can only subscribe to a thread so if a new and important thread appears you don't get notified.
    Even though I'm visiting the forums several times in 24 hours there was nothing to alert me to a new thread in Announcements. The title of this new thread was very simiular to the previoius one batr one digit.
  7. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    You know?, I thought I was too. I guess I was just subscribed to a previous thread.
    Can you not subscribe to a forum?
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  9. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Replying to posts that are later edited are driving me nuts. I do wish there is an edited by and time for posts.
    Off to see where that is suggested.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  11. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Looked like I already liked at least one of them and forgot. :)
  12. Shanj

    Shanj Well-Known Member

    Glad the suggestion is there, thank you.

    The News feed is not much use. If I use my news feed it only gives threads I follow.
    If I look at the general what's new it's swamped with stuff that is irrrelevant to me. Unless you slavishly check the news feed every 24 hours without fail going all down checking every title over two pages, you'll miss things. Very very few people can be bothered to do that.

    We need a forum watch that flags up new threads.

    We also need a My Library feature where I can select out my favourite follows, forum, thread, post, member. With annotation.
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, your news feed will show any new threads posted by people you follow.
  14. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

  15. Shanj

    Shanj Well-Known Member

    Haven't a clue what rss is.

    I'd just like to CHOOSE what I get and what priority it has for me.
    I don't want it controlled by the software but by ME.
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  16. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking, Shanj - you should pay someone to build the magnificent custom forum that you want, rather than just being a lazy, demanding pain in the ass around here when people are trying to get some work done.

    Now that's just a suggestion. Don't take it the wrong way.

    But do feel free to run with it. No charge.
  17. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

    Nothing personal and I hope you don't take offense to this, but your posts always come off as very demanding. I find that response is generally more helpful and that people are more receptive to suggestions when I use a less interrogating tone.

    By the way, if it's as important to you as you make it seem, how much trouble would it be to google what an RSS feed is?
  18. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Create a Twitter account. Follow @XenForo alone. Have all updates sent to your mobile phone or email.
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  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    In the future are paid members going to get notifications of updates (ie. XF 1.0 stable) ?
    By what mechanism ?
    Would it be worth giving Beta 3 release a trial run of that system ?
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  20. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    How do you not know what RSS is as an administrator? But, if you subscribe to an RSS feed for a specific forum (http://xenforo.com/community/forums/announcements/index.rss - announcements forum for example) via an RSS reader (Apple Mail has one. Its the one I use) it will periodically check the feed for new content.
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