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Implemented Consistency please - change notifications to Alerts

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

  1. Jura

    Jura Member

    Alerts and notifications, pick one, not both.

    Also, make registering users better aware that email verification is required.
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  2. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Where does it reference notifications? I've only seen references to alerts. Not saying you're wrong, just I haven't seen it yet. :)
  3. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    When I first registered, I didn't know than an email verification was sent; and I couldn't post - but update status - (this should be disallowed also in my opinion).
  4. Jura

    Jura Member

    In your controls, there's a link for notifications on the left. Also on the drop down with your name in the top right.
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  5. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see what you mean. Yes, I think that needs to be rephrased to "Alerts."
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  6. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I see it now. I prefer Alerts over Notifications, mostly because it's shorter and easier to type out. :)
  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah, it was only changed a few days ago. It's still called notifications internally, which is annoying... though it's probably more annoying to change it. :)
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  8. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    It would be nice if you could change it, for us mod developers. :)
  9. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Was there ever a yes/no to changing notifications to alerts? On the drop-down under your username it still states 'Your Notifications' :cool:
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Surely notifications better explains the function?

    Alert signifies importance or urgency.
  11. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    I think it should be consistent though. It could be misleading to have both "Your Notifications" and "Alerts".
  12. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Especially when "Your Notifications" takes you to "Latest Alerts" :p
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yep, agree on the consistency requirement.

    I'm just not convinced that "Alert" is the best description for what are after all fairly innocuous notifications about your posts being quoted, etc.
  14. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    I prefer Alerts simply because it is shorter. "Alert" doesn't sound that urgent to me. I think users would get the idea pretty quickly. :)
  15. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Well... maybe that's (the name) the reasons then why I keep being attracted to my Alert box everytime there's a new Alert. ;) I get your point about the name... on Facebook it's also called 'Notifications' and it just seems a little more fitting, depending how you interpret the word 'Alert', that is. But this is such a minor non-issue thing... and we do have a Phrase Manager, don't we?

    (edit: talking about names; in vBulletin the last years I always needed to remember... am I talking about Notices or Notifications? That software used 2 different systems with almost the same name).
  16. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    This part is [implemented] by now.
  17. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Why have you even posted in this thread with a comment that means nothing to anyone 2.5 years after it was implemented?

    It is so annoying reading a thread that initially looked interesting only to find you at the bottom of it bumping a thread for no reason whatsoever.
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  18. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for your reply. I already talked about this (the fact that some members find it apparently annoying that other members are helping to clean stuff out out this way) to a Moderator and the answer was that they actually find it 'extremely useful when members let us know that they have been implemented, so please do carry on'. Having said that, I will now follow the tip that was also given to use the [report] function more to prevent people like yourself to get annoyed. Would this work better for you?

    Having said that, I do have to express that I am sorry to see that this kind of constructive help (which it is, obviously) is perceived by some in this community as so 'annoying' and 'bumping for no reason whatsoever'.

    Greetings and thank you for your understanding,
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  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I did actually say to just report them.
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  20. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Hi Paul, not quite :). I will contact you in private, that seems more wise.

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