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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Alert users when a new forum is created

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Enigma, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Just a thought. Add an alert for all users when an admin creates a new forum (that they have permission to see). It would add a nice touch and it would make sure people don't miss the fact that there are new forums to check out.
     
  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    The Alerts system is based on the principle that the users gets updated for things they participated in. I don't think they should get alerted for this. This would be better the everyone news feed [if it gets implemented] where it's appropriate.
     
  3. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Pushing an alert to all members is really not what the system was intended to do. A news feed item or a notice would be more appropriate here.
     
  4. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Okay, that's a fair point you make about reserving the Alert System for things the member has participated in, instead of letting other stuff get injected in it. It would also be a good counter-point to make on the other suggestion I just made. :)
     
  5. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Hmm, okay, I can agree with that.
     
  6. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    you could send all your users a mass e-mail via Personal Conversations and tell them about your new Forum. So they will have that information in their Inbox.
    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/suggestion-mass-pc-e-mail.2188/
     
  7. MrBlubke

    MrBlubke Member

    I'm all pro news feeds/web feeds for forum changes/updates/posts etc
     
  8. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

    I think it can be very dangerous if there are too many alerts. That thing is going to be going off on a constant non ending basis for some people.

    Not this alert by itself alone but with all the things creating alerts it will be dinging a lot.
     
  9. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    So we are getting a notice system ;)?
     
  10. MrBlubke

    MrBlubke Member

    I just noticed the forums already have an RSS-feed :) Awesome!
    (this would help Enigma I think since change adding forums would add to the stream, right?)
    (is there a general Forum RSS feed?)
    Can we get it similarly for threads in the thread list-view? or at least a 'follow thread' in the thread list-view?
     

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