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

Enigma

Well-known member
#1
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
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.
 

Enigma

Well-known member
#4
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.
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. :)
 

erich37

Well-known member
#6
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.
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/
 

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
#8
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.
 
#10
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?