GBAtemp Notifications

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by tigris, Apr 17, 2011.

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Could Notifications Work?

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Apr 17, 2011

GBAtemp Notifications by tigris at 8:58 PM (1,588 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. tigris
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    Member tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    I can't help thinking some kind of notification/alert system would be useful on the 'temp, implemented like at http://www.team9000.net, i.e a facebook-style "XX replied to your post," bar located somewhere; as I'm always trawling through each of my posts manually to see who replied :/

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  2. Crystal the Glaceon

    Member Crystal the Glaceon GBAtemp Inkling™ Squishies~

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    It would get nice, but I thought we already have the option to get notified through an email about that kinda stuff. [​IMG]
    Still as nice as it sounds, it would get annoying really fast.
     
  3. Ikki

    Member Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    A notification to know when you've been quoted would be nice.
     
  4. tj_cool

    Supervisor tj_cool Stuff

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    You can change your settings to auto-subscribe to any topic you reply to/make.
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=UserCP&CODE=02 (last option)

    You'll get an email for ALL replies though, not just to your post.
     
  5. Crystal the Glaceon

    Member Crystal the Glaceon GBAtemp Inkling™ Squishies~

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    Ah, I knew we had a feature like that because I took the time to turn it off.
     
  6. Rydian

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    Getting some sort of notification in a notifications center about people replying to your posts (by quoting them) would be nice. Another forum I'm on implemented that and it's very useful for forums where multiple discussions happen at a time.
     
  7. dinofan01

    Member dinofan01 Misses the old days...

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    I have to admit I would like that. It becomes pretty easy to forget to check a topic if you took a break from the temp for a few hours. Having a notification be there when you log back in would make it nice.
     
  8. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Here's one example.

    [​IMG]

    You could get a notification (like when PMs) showing that there's one or more activity update, and you go to your activity page and see (the new ones being the highlighted ones). Of course for keeping track of new posts in your thread, it'd only alert you once per thread (not once per each new post since you've been gone).

    Idunno' if there's already a mod for this or what, but it's damn useful.
     
  9. Issac

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    hmm, but what about a facebook style notification system implemented on the website? Instead of doing it via email, having it up by the messages bar... You have 0 new messages, 47 new replies, where each and every reply to a single topic doesn't add to the new replies, just each unique topic [​IMG]
     
  10. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Yeah, it's gotta' be something on-site.
     
  11. Issac

    Member Issac Mini-mod

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    Like that, and I think it would be better to group it all upp like this:

    [​IMG]

    But with replies in threads, in my oppinion, and not just when quoted... but that can be an option for the user perhaps?
     
  12. Rydian

    Member Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    The replies one just links you to the thread, but the "quoted" one links you to the post.... but that's from a far larger forum, where 500+ page threads are rather common, so grouping them up should work fine.
     
  13. Wizerzak

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    Nice idea! You should also be able to stop notifications from a certain topic, especially topics like The you are banned game.

    Also, i know it would be harder, but could it be a live feed like Facebook? And make the tab in your browser say somthing like:

    GBAtemp.net (1)
     
  14. Terminator02

    Member Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ

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    the number should come first, as in (1) GBAtemp.net

    that way if you have a lot of small tabs (very little room for text in each) you can still see if you have a notification
     
  15. BORTZ

    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    Im for this idea. sometimes i forget where i post and i would have liked to remember where i posted lol.
    Now would you get notified for something you posted in?

    ex: you post in topic x, someone posts after you, you get a notification that sends you to the comment under yours?

    EDIT: Ok so its the second time today, im coming back to the Temp and i really really would like notifications.
     
  16. Cyan

    Global Moderator Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    When I forget where I posted, I have few solutions :

    •When I come back from a long period, I use "View new posts" at the top right of the forum and search for the posts where I left a message (with the black dot on the envelop icon).
    •If it's for a message in the last 24H, there's a link at the bottom of the forum "see all the active posts from this past 24H", and I search for topics with a black dot on the envelop icon.
    •At the top right, there's a "My assistant" where you can show your last 10 posts.
    •If 10 is not enough, and few times a month, I go to my own Profile and select "Option > Find member's Posts", then I can check if I had any answers.


    Though, a notification on the "My assistant" would be great instead of a Mail for each tracked topic reply, and own messages quotes like Rydian shown.
    I don't check my mail very often, and sometime we want an answer on the same day, the mail notification is not needed anymore if we already checked the forum manually.

    I think "My Assistant" would be a good place to store this kind of informations. (maybe add a number next to it for unreaded info "My Assistant (5)", which will be cleared when opened or when clicking a new button "clear notifications".

    edit :
    let's use Tempy points [​IMG]
    Hey, I got 5 Tempy's !
     
  17. tigris
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    Member tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    Yes! My Assistant would be the perfect place to store all of it-since GBAtemp are redesigning the forum layout I hear (big red box, forum page), why not integrate the assistant into the top toolbar like Facebook, Team9000, etc.

    All of the current methods for checking if someone has replied here currently take time and instruction to accustom and use-let it be one day or one month; but a simple easy-to-pick-up notifications area can really perk things up!

    [​IMG]
    edit:added screenshot thumb
     
  18. ProtoKun7

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    Not a bad idea, really.
     
  19. corenting

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    Good idea !

    You may also look at wii-homebrew.com . There is also a notification system here.
     
  20. tigris
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    Member tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato

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    Yes, that's a good implementation-should I PM an admin or something to try and get the idea forwarded?
     

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