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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Allow admins to push custom, one-off alerts to all or selected users

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

  1. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    The alert system could be used to allow admins to create very short, custom, one-time messages to push to all members. This would be a neat way for admins to alert members about new functionality, or point them to certain posts/policies that they should read. Allow the admin to push the alerts to all members or to members of a given user group.
    Somewhat related: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/alert-users-when-a-new-forum-is-created.2301/
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  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I was just thinking of this, hence why I created a thread on how easy it is to hook into the alert system :p
  3. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

  4. MordyT

    MordyT Active Member

    I am in favor of a method where a admin can send an "alert" (could be in a seperate tab?) to a set if usergroups. Almost like a mass PM...

    Maybe as a mod, but it should be an option...
  5. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I think this is better suited for this:

    Please support/'like' that suggestion! :)
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  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

  7. CyberAP

    CyberAP Well-Known Member

    Alert system is very powerful tool and I think that admins and moderators should have a possibility to post there custom messages. For ex. you have a page with your forum rules and when you update it you post a message in /alerts/ and all users can see that forum rules have been updated.
  8. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    There is a conflict of systems here. People want to use the alerts system for things that should be in the notice system.

    The philosophy behind the Alerts system is you get Alerted for things you participate in.
    The notice system can be used for sitewide notices like a change in the rules or such.
  9. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

  10. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

  11. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    This is a question only Kier or Mike can answer, but to quote Kier:

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