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Story alerts in DLP?

Discussion in 'Feature Requests' started by Oz, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Oz

    Oz UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST HETERO MAN IN THE WORLD Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Would it be possible to get story and author alerts sent to your DLP account as a PM or something? I know I check DLP a helluva lot more than my e-mail or PC.
     
  2. ParseltonguePhoenix

    ParseltonguePhoenix Unspeakable

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    Definitely would be a plus for me. I despise checking email for alerts...and it would save me the loads of time I spend checking the site itself for updates on certain fics.
     
  3. yak

    yak Moderator Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Don't you all use email for ff.net (and other fanfic archives) alerts? It's easier for me if my ff.net, tth, etc alerts all come in by just one route, whether it's email, rss, im, or whatever.

    After thinking about this more: perhaps a glowing star icon or something up near "UserCP" or "Welcome, User" to indicate a link to a new update would be useful to some.

    Yak.
     
  4. Oz

    Oz UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST HETERO MAN IN THE WORLD Moderator DLP Supporter

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    e-mail alerts foe FF.net?
    Lol, I just routinely click about eighty bookmarks. Stupid, but it's how I roll.
     
  5. Blaise

    Blaise Golden Patronus

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    Vhat?!? Rss feed, my man.
     
  6. Oz

    Oz UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST HETERO MAN IN THE WORLD Moderator DLP Supporter

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    ... Now that would be even better. Cheers.
     
  7. Solomon

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    I just keep a favorites list that I check on a daily basis. Or, rather, checked. I got out of the habit of actually paying attention to Fanfiction, recently...
     
  8. Lord Ravenclaw

    Lord Ravenclaw System God Admin

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    PC has RSS feeds. PM integration might come later.
     
  9. Oz

    Oz UNQUESTIONABLY THE MOST HETERO MAN IN THE WORLD Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Thanks Lord Ravenclaw, you don't get paid nearly enough ;)
     
  10. Bratling

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    For now, though, you could simply ask the authors to PM you when they update. That's how it's done over on TheForce.net, the Star Wars boards.
     
  11. Helius

    Helius Third Year

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    I'd imagine that it's pretty annoying to PM large numbers of people.
     
  12. Bratling

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    yeah, it is. I had a list of about twenty people I was supposed to PM when I updated. Took forever, even with recycling the same message.
     
  13. Andro

    Andro Master of Death DLP Supporter

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    I'd just get an FFnet account. I check my profile bidaily and my favorites list. The stories that are updated are at the top by default.
     
  14. Mors

    Mors Denarii Host DLP Supporter

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    I use my FFN c2 for it. I have my c2 page with sortby:update settings bookmarked. I check it whenever I want to see if any new updates are waiting for me. Better than cluttering up your favourites list with random junk... I reserve that for stories I find truly great/interesting.

    A PM integration in PC would be truly epic. I know enough to refrain from asking for a c2-like feature in PC... Raven doesn't even get paid for that shit.
     
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