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As Designed Tagging a user doesn't send alert when the tag is added by editing a post

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by dutchbb, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Is this as designed or bug?
     
  2. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

  3. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Oh I searched titles for "tag" not "tags" that's why I could not find the other report. Sorry for that.
     
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Quoting a person during an edit also won't send an alert. This is done since the system can't guarantee an alert wasn't already previously sent, and this is the only 'safe' way to not send a lot of duplicate alerts.
     
  5. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    It is only 1 query away checking if the user has an existing alert, though ... xf_user_alert would have it for that particular content_type with that id for the target user :)

    It is not really a technical restriction, but rather, a choice, or an oversight
     
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    xf_user_alert doesn't store all previous alerts, they'll be pruned from the database according to a time setting within the Options.

    So, no, I'd still say its the only real way to avoid unnecessary alerts. ;)
     
  7. Hornstar

    Hornstar Well-Known Member

    If a user edits the post is it a bad thing to possibly get another alert? Because ideally you'd want to see the extra info they may have added. On the other hand, how frustrating trying to tag someone you forgot and it not working.
     
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I constantly edit posts for spelling, grammar, or formatting. I wouldn't want to alert those who've already been alerted that I made these changes because well, it's innecessary for them to be alerted.
     
  9. Hornstar

    Hornstar Well-Known Member

    You said "xf_user_alert doesn't store all previous alerts, they'll be pruned from the database according to a time setting within the Options." Not sure about you, but I'm sure that setting is not too low, and I'm sure you will be able to fix all your spelling errors and grammar mistakes in the necessary time (without sending alerts again).
     
  10. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Ugh. I already find this feature irritating. Getting multiple alerts on the same thread would cause me to turn the feature off. Permanently. And my users would agree wholeheartedly.
     
  11. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    By default is 4 days. I believe setting it to o may prune it immediately. The data to properly implement this is unreliable at best.
     

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