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Add-on Enhanced Alerts/Notifications

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by squirrly, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. squirrly

    squirrly Active Member

    I have users who want to get an email/alert every time a thread they are following is replied to, ala FB. We have a small budget for things like this, if someone is willing to develop it.
  2. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    This happens now...
  3. squirrly

    squirrly Active Member

    No, they get one notification and then nothing until they visit the thread. I haven't seen anything about it changing in 1.4, although that would be awesome - we have 1.4 in test, to go live in about 7 days.
  4. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Ah, right - they want to always get notified of a reply.
  5. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Currently this can only be done using a code edit. The files to change are:


    Remove or comment out the following code:

    else if ($previousPost['post_date'] > $user['thread_read_date'])
    // user hasn't read the thread since the last alert, don't send another one
    That should continue generating alerts for new replies, even if they haven't read the thread.
  6. squirrly

    squirrly Active Member

    Sweet! Is there any chance you'd want to tackle this as an addon with a user set option so that users could pick which version they prefer - lots of notices, or only 1?
  7. squirrly

    squirrly Active Member

    Alternatively, if no one is willing, is it possible to implement this at a node level? I.e. force some nodes to always send an update and let the rest behave 'normally'?
  8. click here

    click here Active Member

    I'll jump in with @squirrly with this one, also this is how VB3.8 worked I believe and users could choose from the following.

    Instant (every time something is posted you get an email, whether you've checked previous email notifications or not)
    Daily (you get a summary of updates from the entire day, whether you checked them or not during the day)
    Weekly (you get a summary of updates from the entire week, whether you checked them or not during the day)

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