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Implemented Email content on notification?

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by twhiting9275, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

    This might fit under this thread , but since that was dealing with conversations between users, I thought it might be better brought up here?

    Basically, when notifications are sent, shouldn't at least a portion of the content be sent in the email? This just seems somewhat standard any more, and gives the user a chance to choose whether or not they want to login and check the topic (sometimes the replies are redundant and you don't want to).
  2. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Surprised but not many people have supported this suggestion. (or is it already in another thread?)
    It's annoying to get streams of email notifications and have to log in here to check.
  3. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

  4. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    It's even more annoying when members reply to the notification thinking it's going back to the sender.
    I have my notification templates edited so members must log into the website.
  5. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    It goes both ways actually so hopefully there's a choice.

    I agree with steven that many people do reply directly to the notification.

    I prefer that the members visit the site to see the content and at the same time, they also get to see other updates instead of just that particular topic.
  6. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

    So, you edit the email template telling them NOT to reply to the mail. Is it really that hard to do???
    The fact is that requiring members to login to a website to see what may, or may not be a worthwhile reply is pretty ridiculous!
  7. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    I brought this up a while ago and it was shot down on the basis that NOT having the content forces people to log in = visit your forum. Personally, I prefer to have the content of the message sent by email and so do my members, so I think it should be included.

    As always, as this is a STANDARD option on many forums, should this not be included with a toggle on/off, so everyone is happy? :)
  8. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I've done that. IN ALL CAPS. Maybe your members are different in that they read. Mine don't.
  9. twhiting9275

    twhiting9275 Active Member

    This has been standard for quite a few years. Even Facebook lets you know what the reply was.
  10. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    I was against it for the reason stated, but now that I'm getting a steady stream of notifications I've changed my mind. I think forcing people to log in to see the replies will just irritate them, and cause them to stop the notifications altogether. That's pretty much their effect on me, anyway.
  11. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

    Sorry to bump an older thread, but this is still bothering me. Before migrating some of my forums, I'm going through a checklist of possible issues. I think my readers would disable notifications if this were the case.

    Thoughts? Workarounds?
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Kier confirmed he has developed this for thread replies, it may be implemented in 1.0 pending the results of testing.

  13. Amphicar770

    Amphicar770 Active Member

  14. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Member

    Email notifications with the message text are critical for productivity.

    There should be a plain-text email option, either through a multipart message (text/plain and text/html), or as a user option. Many people including myself use text-mode email clients for maximum productivity (eg. mutt)

  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  16. vkams

    vkams Active Member

    Excuse me, Brogan, but I couldn't find where is this option (to include reply message in notification email)?
  17. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Options -> Email Options

    Include full message text in watched thread notification emails.
    Include full message text personal conversation notification emails.
  18. vkams

    vkams Active Member

    Sorry, where is it?? Look: mail.jpg
  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You have to upgrade to 1.1.
  20. vkams

    vkams Active Member

    Thank You, Brogan. I'm waiting for release...

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