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Sound Notifications

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Recep Baltaş, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Recep Baltaş

    Recep Baltaş Well-Known Member

    Alerts for different types of notificaitons would be good.
    Mouth, ncbetz, kralseyit66 and 35 others like this.
  2. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    A simple chime that cane be turned on/off by the user is a good idea for notifications.
    Chimpie likes this.
  3. Connor Smith

    Connor Smith Active Member

    Yea I like this.
  4. Disciple of Nagash

    Disciple of Nagash Active Member

  5. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    With sounds from a double bass :D

    Btw, interesting suggestion.
    RobinHood likes this.
  6. Chimpie

    Chimpie Well-Known Member

    I like this as well.
  7. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    This feature could give XF the definitive edge over those other forum softwares :p Well, maybe not, but a good idea nonetheless.

    I think Outlook Webmail does this, btw. It's not very loud or anything, barely noticeable, which is probably a good thing.
  8. Connor Smith

    Connor Smith Active Member

    Yeah my outlook plays a sound when I receive an Email :p
  9. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Same as NodeBB (y)
  10. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I think this would become annoying very quickly, probably only a few will keep it on, making it more suited as add-on imo.
    Arty, Biker and SneakyDave like this.
  11. RobinHood

    RobinHood Well-Known Member

    I'm quite keen on this, as an option which can be disabled by users.

    Maybe two admin defined sounds, one for an inbox notification, one for a normal alert.
    They don't have to be intrusive and annoying, like some people automatically imagine they will be. Perhaps even volume adjustable, so it can be adjusted relative to the OS volume.

    Could have some default sounds, which can be replaced by the admin if so wished, so @BassMan can hear his funky base line ;)

    For smaller sites, or sites with a core group of members that doesn't fluctuate a lot this can be incredibly useful.

    I don't use facebook much anymore, but when I do leave it open in the background and someone in our facebook group of approx 50 people starts a conversation, the post gets a good response very quickly. I feel this is definitely in part due to the sound alert.

    I'm shutting one of the facebook groups I'm apart of to stop the dilution of content between there and the forum. This sound feature will be missed.

    A user option to restrict sound alerts to a specific forum would help it to scale better with large sites where a user may receive lots of alerts, but want to be notified immediately if something happens in an important forum they want the latest news from. For example classifieds or news forums.

    It could also only trigger when the window isn't active perhaps, so it doesn't bother you when you're attention is already focussed on the website.

    If it's implemented in the correct way, this could be in incredibly useful feature.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2015
  12. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

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  13. BentDreams

    BentDreams Active Member

    vote +1
  14. SoeHoe

    SoeHoe Active Member

    1 year since suggested. My conclusion is no developer could make it happen. Too hard to code, so they cant implement it. IMO
  15. jamalfree

    jamalfree Active Member

    Yea I like this.
  16. Dylan V

    Dylan V Well-Known Member

  17. Jallah

    Jallah New Member

  18. HVNGroups.Net

    HVNGroups.Net Member

  19. SoeHoe

    SoeHoe Active Member

    nobody :(
  20. iraqiboy90

    iraqiboy90 Member

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