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Following and News Feed

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by dethfire, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    Does anyone actually use these two features? What can be done to make them more useful?
     
  2. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    Nope, I use recent activity. News Feed is more useful for those forums getting hundreds of posts a minute.
     
  3. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    I follow people on this forum that I'm interested in the content of. I also tend to follow people that I'm interested in their browsing habits. If I have a couple minutes online, I'll look at my online list of people I follow and click their avatars to see what they're looking at to see if the thread has any interest to me. It's easier to find content I may care about when I only have a couple minutes rather than looking through the recent activity page myself.

    I'm not really sure how to make the features more useful other than to make them more prominent. Right now, the news feed is rather hidden and following people doesn't do much.
     
  4. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see the News Feed link somewhere more prominent, and when following someone, an overlay should pop with:

    Alert me when:

    - User posts a thread
    --- In these forums
    - User changes avatar
    - User updates status

    Something like that.
     
  5. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    @Nobita.Kun has an add-on that does the latter, and personally, I think that is better suited as an add-on.
     
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  6. Nobita.Kun

    Nobita.Kun Well-Known Member

    Maybe matched your requirements:
    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/the-following-alerts.2126/
     
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  7. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

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