New GBAtemp forum feature: mentions & notifications

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Costello, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Costello
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    New Year Resolution #1: take care of my baby.
    And since I don't have an actual baby yet (next year perhaps) I'll just take care of my 'Temp.

    First of the new features: mentions.
    You can now mention anyone in a post. Just use the character @ followed by the member name you want to mention.
    Example: @[member='p1ngpong'] @[member='Zarcon'] @[member='tj_cool']
    These 3 members will receive a notification:
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    Of course, you can disable notifications when someone mentions you in a post. There's a setting page for notifications:
    http://gbatemp.net/i...a=notifications
    NOTE: OVERUSE AND ABUSE OF THIS FEATURE WILL BE PUNISHED BY A WARNING (=warn level increase)

    Second update: notifications when your content is moderated.
    The following options are now enabled by default:
    Notify me when my topics are moved
    Notify me when my topics are closed
    Notify me when my topics are opened
    Notify me when my topics are deleted
    Notify me when my topics are approved
    Notify me when my posts are deleted
    Notify me when my posts are approved

    To change those settings simply go to your notification options in your UserCP
    http://gbatemp.net/i...a=notifications
     
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  2. Zerosuit connor

    Member Zerosuit connor Baby I'm Back ♥

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    Thankyou @[member='Costello'] :) Good Job.
     
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  3. emigre

    Member emigre Has complex motives

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    @[member='Costello'] let us port pron plse.
     
  4. Zerosuit connor

    Member Zerosuit connor Baby I'm Back ♥

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    LoL Pron @[member='emigre'] you make me giggle, stop trolling in official forum areas.
     
  5. emigre

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    @[member='Zerosuit connor'], juvenile remarks =trolling?

    @[member='Costello'] help me out bro!
     
  6. FAST6191

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    Nice, I might have to modify my posting habits a bit as I have a tendency to do that when replying to multiple people in any one thread but I guess that is a good thing really if dealing with older threads/posts in one.
     
  7. Cyan

    Global Moderator Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    I think the notification is a good addition.
    I often use the @ to answer a user instead of quoting his post, that will help :)

    Thanks
     
  8. raulpica

    Supervisor raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Modding on the 'temp is getting a real pleasure lately! Thanks Costy ;)
     
  9. AlanJohn

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    Oh, that explains it.
    I accidentally pressed it a lot of times, but I honestly didn't know. :unsure:
     
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    Cool.
    This is gonna be really useful.
     
  11. prowler

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    @[member='what'] about people with spaces in their names

    Edit: [member='Alan John']
    Looks like you don't need the @? (obviously faster though) Just
    Code:
    [member='Nameplz']
    ?

    Edit2: The @Mention below our flags is ugly there :
     
  12. Costello
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    :lol: believe it or not @[member='prowler_'] I didnt notice the @Mention until you pointed it out. I'll get rid of it.
    And yeah prowler unfortunately members with spaces cannot be "mentionned".

    as for the [ member ] tag, it's not actually a mention AFAIK. It just makes a link to the members profile.
    The @ mention feature actually notifies the member that you mentionned.


     
  13. Shuny

    Member Shuny I'm in yr forum, reading yr postz

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    Nice feature, @[member='Costello']
     
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    This may be a small bug, but the portal only shows 9 last posts now instead of 10. Honestly, I wish it would show more than 10 but I've already petitioned unsuccessfully to get that changed. :P
     
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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=viewNewContent&search_app=forums
     
  16. Costello
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    it's not a bug, it's a feature (c)
    to reduce load on the server some changes were made a while ago.
    basically you're only seeing 9 out of 10 because 1 of the posts is in a forum you can't see (staff forum).

    Previously there used to be 1 database query for each member to fetch 10 posts depending on the forum permissions of the member, but it took too much work to the server and slowed everything down.
    So instead, we're having a single database query for everyone, and if it returns posts that the member can't see, it just hides them, so you see 1 less post.

    If we posted 10 consecutive messages in the staff forum, the box would look empty to you.
     
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    I finally have my alternative to a war horn to summon my rabid fanbase to fight injustices in the User Submitted News forums.

    Now if only we could create groups that we could tag with a mention. Like if I could add my "posse" under the group "THUNDERCATS" and then just go "THUNDERCATS ASSEMBLE" and notify each and every one of them of injustices at hand.

    tl;dr: This is like the Bat Signal.
     
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  18. FAST6191

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    If we are playing with such things it might be worth tying that to the friends list by appending say _friends to the end of the @ tag.
     
  19. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    @[member='Guild McCommunist']: Nice analogy. :P

    Nice one, @[member='Costello']. :D
     
  20. Ace Overclocked

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    when i follow a topic,i never get notifications...
     

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