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Who uses /recent-activity/ here @ xenforo.com ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Sep 4, 2011.

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Do you use /recent-activity/ here at xenforo.com ?

  1. Yes, @ xenforo.com

    10 vote(s)
    18.9%
  2. No.

    29 vote(s)
    54.7%
  3. No. But I do at my own site.

    14 vote(s)
    26.4%
  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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  2. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Not at all, actually I don't even use the news feed in here or anywhere for that matter. I don't know, I guess I just like to check the forum normally, unless I really want to know what the people I'm following are saying.
     
  3. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I use recent activity when I have no alerts :(
     
  4. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Nope... but I know others who use my site do. My wife does... its the second thing she goes to after alerts.
     
  5. Crazyfruitbat

    Crazyfruitbat Well-Known Member

    Nope - I don't use it here or on my own site
     
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  6. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    if i don't see any new posts in the announcement forum i check my alerts, what's new?, news feed, than recent activity
    recent activity is a very useful tool and i really stump into interesting materials when used...
    anyway i would like one single page for all of these features ;)
     
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  7. M@rc

    M@rc Well-Known Member

    I've only used it for testing purposes. ( eg. to see how I can tell my users to take advantage of it )

    For personal use - no, I don't use it, :oops: . I prefer to check the forums manually, although I know a few lazy people that needs it, :sneaky: .
     
  8. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see recent activity as a module in the sidebar.
     
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  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I've added it to the nav bar on the forum view on my site.
     
  10. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    don't know what it is - I use alerts and what's new a lot, and sometimes I check the forumslist for fresh ideas.
     
  11. Fuhrmann

    Fuhrmann Well-Known Member

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  12. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I do.
     
  13. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
    I can't see this being terribly useful unless I could categorise it.
    - like give it a time range,
    - or group it by username A -Z within a time range
    - or group it by forum category maximum contents to minimum.
     
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  14. robdog

    robdog Well-Known Member

    I am more of a Whats New kind of guy.
     
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  15. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Seriously Id be interested to know from those who do use this - what do you find useful?
    I mean I like to use available options fully so I might be missing something.
     
  16. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I am always clicking onto "What's New". Never click on "Recent Activities"..... maybe because it is just too hidden under the Members-tab and maybe because there is just too much stuff showing in there which does not give a great overview due to a convolute of information.

    Suggestion:
    - have a "Recent Activities" under the Tab "Forums" - which is showing activities related to the Forum, e.g. "XY replied to the thread", "XY posted a new thread", "XY liked thread ABC", etc.
    - have a "Recent Activities" under the Tab "Members" - which is showing activities related to the Members, e.g. "XY posted a Status Update", "XY changed his avatar", "XY set their homepage", etc.

    Would be great to have an ACP-option for that.

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/recent-activities-split-into-2.22885/
     
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  17. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Yes but I'd call it Members Activities to make a clearer distinction from Whats New?
     
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  18. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    it would be more useful if it didnt hide invisible people.
    that fact that i cannot see those peoples posts in recent activity, but i can see them on whats new... well it boggles the mind.
     
  19. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    What you call it is a different story. My point is that people would rather click it if it would be not that hidden under the "Members Tab" and that a separation of "Recent Activities" would give a better overview for the user of what is happening on the site.

    Maybe name it something like:
    for Forums-Tab: "Recent Forum Activity"
    for Members-Tab: "Recent Member Activity"
     
  20. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    I have seen most of my members using this feature .
     

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