Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Digital Doctor, Jun 5, 2013.
What might be some positives ? Some drawbacks ?
I wouldn't want to be forced to watch anything.
As in, being new, I wouldn't want to have to search around to find out how the hell to turn it off.
You are so used you can't even remember what it is like to be new.
Invalid is coming up with questions that reaffirm what many suspect.
You asked for drawbacks.
That is one, and a huge one. Doesn't matter if I have been here since the inception, or just started yesterday. It's a valid point.
I personally don't feel like forcing someone to watch something by default is needed. Announcements (the major ones at least) are already sent out via a newsletter about a day after they are announced.
Real newbies might really benefit from Xenforo announcements.
An alert could help.
Heck it could teach a real newbie what subscribing to a forum actually is.
You say Forcing ?
I say helping ?
Newbies will probably see it as good customer service.
Forum rats like the OP and all the repliers aren't the best judges on this one.
I had been using forum software for over 10 years before buying Xen Foro. I don't need hand holding when I sign up to a bloody forum.
If you actually ran a site or two, you'd know this.
Why are you debating this? You asked for a drawback, I gave you one. FFS.
Also, on any forum I register at (as a "newbie"), I don't want to be forced into following/watching/reading anything.
Did you just refer to yourself as "the OP"? It still seems like unnecessary 'forcing' on the hand of the developers. I've gone months without updating a piece of software and being alerted hasn't at all helped to do anything. Plus, since that feature isn't default in XenForo, it would have to be coded.
Uh. I said you are not a newbie. So, you don't understand what newbies want.
Old timers will note that OP used to stand for "Original Post" not "Original Poster", which makes most 4chan stuff really, really confusing to me.
I remember when xenforo held that discount for RM's had they been able to watch announcements then yes. This would have also benefited regular active users who at the time so that would be a benefit and a pro. Drawback is they would need to switch to unwatch if they are active.
How many time does a thread go overlooked and maybe a comment mentioned in announcements? Alot as seen through xenforo's history. But I guess this is down to the devs if they want to apply forced watching on announcements.
I think its an awesome idea because we could either have them auto watch like even a Sponsors forum for deals going on - with only regular alerts not emails.
Maybe like up to 3x a month etc.
Maybe he can't read whatever font you're using.
Ba dum dum... *tsss
You realise this is a suggestion for XenForo.com to force customers registering on this site to watch the Announcements forum?
It might make a good addon, but that's not this suggestion
Ah I better start reading the threads more thoroughly lol
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