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New life for QUOTES by Alerts

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by kyrgyz, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    XenForo's alert system kicks other forum engines' butts Muay Thai style which means HARD. XenForo is in a way reinventing forum interaction. For example, take quotes. If I wanna make sure the user gets my message I just quote him or her. VoilĂ ! If I don't really care about his or her response, I just reply without quoting.

    All of a sudden, quotes became an invaluable tool for me. :eek:

    Let's see how long it's gonna be before vB and IPB adopt XenForo's alert system.
    Defqon likes this.
  2. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I find quote alerts very useful from a moderator stand-point. When a question is asked, members can view their quote alerts to see if a staff member replied (if they choose to receive alerts for quoting). I can view mine as well to see if anyone quoted a post I made so I can follow up if need be. An unexpected, and very valuable feedback tool in my opinion.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Fully agree.

    I find myself quoting a lot more often now, knowing that the person quoted will be aware of my reply, assuming of course they have alerts for quotes active.
  4. 3rd AnGle

    3rd AnGle Well-Known Member

    That little red thingy is what's eating up my office hours here :cool:
  5. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    I suppose quote alerts are turned on by default since I didn't tinker with my account here whatsoever.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    All Alert Preferences are set to on by default.
  7. Gravity

    Gravity Member

    I hadn't thought of that, it's like an unspoken way to communicate with the person you're quoting, like a friendly poke.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Of course the drawback is threads are full of quotes and post tables (SQL) are going to get bigger, quicker :D
  9. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Quote alerts are great. I have a 'Who quoted me' modification ATM (it's just a page with the posts you got quoted on, no alert) but this is obviously much better.

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