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Lack of Interest Xenforo as a communication system in companies - force subscribe a member to specific content

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by mikoo, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. mikoo

    mikoo Active Member

    In my opinion Xenforo has high potentials as a communication system in companies (we are already using it with appx. 100 people). The ressource manager is great to pass on and exchange files. Using Xenforo in such contexts it would be great to be able to administrate when or under which conditions als users would be informed about entries via email. So if someone forgets to watch a thread and tick the option "and receive email notification" there is no easy way for an admin to fix this for people who are not very experienced using this kind of software.

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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's not clear what the suggestion is.

    Are you proposing that it is possible to force subscribe a member to specific content?
    Whether that be an individual thread, forum, resource, etc.?
  3. mikoo

    mikoo Active Member

    Exactly! This may sound a bit weired in all other contexts, but for the given context this option helps to make things a lot easier for all users.
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    There is an addon that would list "who has read" the thread.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    These ideas would be addons, not in xenforo core.
  6. mikoo

    mikoo Active Member

    ... that´s not quite the point. I do not want to know, who has read the thread, but I need to be able to force them to get an email as a notification.
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    You probably could auto subscribe them to a forum with email alerts and put your announcements in there.

    And see who has read :)
  8. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    Forcing a "receive email" will be considered as email spam I believe.
  9. mikoo

    mikoo Active Member

    No, not in this context, because only the members of the company have access to the forum (it is a "closed shop"). The advantage using xenforo for this purpose is that xenforo is a very straightforward, nice and "handy" tool. You can even use the poll option for quick feedbacks in a team.
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  10. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    From what he is saying, it wouldn't be any different then a CEO sending out a memo to all staff. If I'm understanding what he is wanting to do, only staff of the company can register.
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  11. mikoo

    mikoo Active Member

    ... it is not only used for the CEO sending messages to the staff, also the staff can send messages to all other members or just certain groups. The members would not have to log in to read the messages - this would safe a lot of time (but the messages would be available even if the emails were deleted). Members only have to log in to write messages, upload or download files.
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It sounds more like niche functionality, specific to your needs, rather than a core feature.
  13. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    IIRC, there is an add-on that will insert forum watch records on registration; that would probably go some way to solving the problem, though it really sounds like you actually want a mailing list with a forum backing. That add-on doesn't change the limits related to only one email/alert being sent about a thread until it's read though.
  14. mikoo

    mikoo Active Member

    It depends how look on it. As a biologist I would say most solutions in nature were not invented to solve problems they do now ... i. e. the parts of our eyes were not invented to form an eye, but they actually ended up as such a brilliant invention.
    I, being used to your software as a forum software, found it very convenient to use it in this other context. So the question rather is: Is this feature possibly easy to implement or not. If it is not that difficult, it might give your software another option of being used, simply there is no other software that can manage these tasks that easily. I would actually suggest your software to other companies.

    @Mike: It is actually more than a maling list with a forum backing, at least the way we use it.

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