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Notification Email Separation

Started by roleplaycity, January 17, 2012, 03:22:00 PM

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roleplaycity

It would be fantastic to simply check a box to be notified of a thread (in profile info), and to check a different box for receiving emails about these notifications.

I know that I can ask for Weekly emails (and this keeps the email down), but why do I have to have any at all when I can just look at my notified threads through my profile?

Thank you for listening.

Arantor

Or better, don't select notifications at all and just use the link at the top of the page to check for replies to threads you've replied to. Or even use the bookmarks mod which is similar.
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roleplaycity

January 17, 2012, 03:33:04 PM #2 Last Edit: January 17, 2012, 03:40:00 PM by roleplaycity
I use notification for topics that I don't post in but wish to read, so 'new replies' doesn't cut it.

According to your advice, arrowtotheknee, there's no need to even have a notification feature at all.

So, because there IS a notification feature on SMF, and I use it, and most of my members use it, my request stands.


Arantor

Which is why I suggested the bookmarks mod...
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roleplaycity

Yes, thank you for pointing that out, arrowtotheknee.  I did read that.  I also believe this is a feature request thread, and not a modification related post.

So regardless of any modifications, whether they work or not;

I still think that providing a single extra checkbox to separate email notifications from profile notifications would be a nifty feature, that it wouldn't be hard to do for a new version of SMF and would remove the need for installing 3rd party or unnecessary mods.




Norv

Thank you for the proposal, roleplaycity. We're looking at improving the notifications panel indeed.

I'm not entirely sure I understand correctly, how your wish works... To be notified about a topic, without it being in unread replies, sure, I understand, and you can do that... The problem is then, that you'd have to receive email notification when you subscribe?
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Arantor

Quote from: roleplaycity on January 17, 2012, 11:24:23 PM
Yes, thank you for pointing that out, arrowtotheknee.  I did read that.  I also believe this is a feature request thread, and not a modification related post.

*shrug* Just trying to suggest something that you can use *now* rather than wait however many months it is before it does get implemented and deployed (because in any practical sense, even if it is implemented *now*, *today* in SMF, it's going to be months before 2.1 is at production readiness)
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Arantor

While it still seems somewhat ridiculous to me to have notifications that don't actually notify you of anything, this is something I can probably pull into the notifications overhaul without too much hassle, since I'm debating having it be able to send you alerts for some topics and emails for others - it's no big deal to have a flag for 'neither'.
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