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New Forum Features: @Notifications, Quote & Social Group notifications

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Lord Ravenclaw, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    After some prompting from some helpful users, DLP has rolled out three changes to the forum software:

    1. @Mentions in posts. There's no autocomplete, however, it's enough to type username to notify someone. They will receive an email, don't abuse this.
    2. Notifications about quotes. When you're quoted, you won't currently receive an email but it will show up under Notifications.
    3. Spoiler tags are collapsable. It's just nicer, if more JavaScript.
    4. Social group notifications. Social groups with unread posts will show up under notifications. See https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?p=794218&postcount=9 for more information.

    DLP is committed to finishing our first decade strong, we'll have quite a few more usability fixes and new features to come during 2015.

    Thanks again to NuitTombee, Banta, and Sesc for finding the modifications on vbulletin.org.
     
  2. Sauce Bauss

    Sauce Bauss Order Member DLP Supporter

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    Thank you Based Raven
     
  3. Zenzao

    Zenzao 500 Club King Prestige

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    Nice additions, I can definitely see those coming in handy. Good job Raven(and Nuit/Banta/Sesc) and thank you!
     
  4. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    That social groups notifications sounds great.
     
  5. NuitTombee

    NuitTombee Supreme Mugwump

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    I decided to make my notifications a tad more noticeable.

    [​IMG]

    Made a quick userstyle for it.
     
  6. Erotic Adventures of S

    Erotic Adventures of S Denarii Host

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    If you quote someone in your sig will they get notified ever time you post?
     
  7. NuitTombee

    NuitTombee Supreme Mugwump

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    I doubt it. Did you get one from my signature.
     
  8. Erotic Adventures of S

    Erotic Adventures of S Denarii Host

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    Nope. Thought that might be real repetitive for some people.
     
  9. ScottPress

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    I noticed that I received a notification in the Quotes section after quoting someone else's post myself. Is this supposed to work like that? Just curious.
     
  10. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    You quoted someone else quoting you? Or?
     
  11. ScottPress

    ScottPress The Horny Sovereign Prestige

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    No, I just quoted someone else. It says in the Quotes notifications:
     
  12. Oz

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    Testing westing.
     
  13. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Question: if I add an Name in an edit to a post, will it still work?
     
  14. NuitTombee

    NuitTombee Supreme Mugwump

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    Having seen similar functions on other forums fail to do so, I'm lead to believe that editing anything in won't send an alert.

    Edit: Taure

    Did you receive an alert for either?

    Edit2: I definitely have the mention and quote logged on my profile, so perhaps if you're quick enough it does send an alert?
     
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  15. Taure

    Taure Magical Core Enthusiast Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Yeah, I got an alert for both.
     
  16. ScottPress

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    Raven, I just noticed that username mentions aren't triggered by social group posts. Not sure if this is worth posting at all, since this may be by design.
     
  17. dhulli

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    What I would really love is to get a notification every time an author of a story I follow updates the story in wba.

    Maybe the author can tag everyone who liked the previous story update? That would be awesome. (It's really not too much effort, copy -> paste, use a regex like: %s/, /,@/g. Replace the first one manually.
     
  18. Banta

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    I know Spacebattles recently added notifications for when the thread starter replied to their thread with a post over 120 characters, and limited it to the Creative Writing section of their site. I think they did it via Admin CP, but I could be wrong.
     
  19. Oz

    Oz Heir to Hogwarts Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Spacebattles is Xenforo. DLP is vBulletin.
     
  20. Banta

    Banta The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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    Didn't know that, they feel practically the same.