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Cron Help (To use a cron?)

Robust

Well-known member
#1
So I want to have a delayed alerts system where a user is reminded to come back and look over their thread after X configurable time.

I was thinking the most efficient way to do it is this:
  • During thread creation if the thread is in the right forum, set a value in the dataregistry saying the alert needs to be set, with the thread ID and the time the alert is due (like update an array or something)
  • A cron runs every 4 hours and checks this dataregistry value to see if anything needs to be done. If it does, it sends the alerts out and removes the value from the DR.
Is this the most efficient way of doing this?
 

Daniel Hood

Well-known member
#2
I think if you're going to add it to a table on creation and everything you may as well use the deferred system instead. You can set the time to run for each one.