Notify on Reply Function

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rich
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Sep 19 2006 12:54
Notify on Reply Function

It would be cool if there was a notify on reply function - an (optional) email sent to a poster if there is a reply to a topic they started or posted on.

john
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Sep 19 2006 13:10

not sure if anyone would use it though - because it would become a major pain in the arse tidying up your email inbox if you didn't check it for a couple of days, so people would probably sign up for it for about a week and then un-sign up for it

so, not sure if it would be worth the hassle of creating it?

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Joseph Kay
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Sep 19 2006 13:17

i guess less regular posters would find it useful, but regulars probably wouldn't neutral

depends how much effort it is to create i suppose

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libcom
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Sep 19 2006 13:41

I think it's feasible to set the forums to double up as a mailing list - so not only would you be able to get posts e-mailed, you'd be able to reply to those e-mails as well. Not sure if something exists for that or if we'd have to wait though.

Obviously if we ever did implement it it'd be optional on a per-thread basis.

rich
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Sep 21 2006 16:23

I'm a less regular user. I use this kind of thing on another forum and it's really handy. I think from your point of view it's good, because it keeps the people on the fringes hanging around.

Another idea is to be able to set up an optional alert if a post is made in a regional or group forum. It'd be quite handy for me if there was an alert for example in the norwich anarchists forum if someone posted there.

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Sep 21 2006 17:03
rich wrote:

Another idea is to be able to set up an optional alert if a post is made in a regional or group forum. It'd be quite handy for me if there was an alert for example in the norwich anarchists forum if someone posted there.

You can do this with rss feeds, very easy with firefox.

At the bottom of the Norwich Anarchists Forum page athttp://libcom.org/forums/norwich-anarchists there's an icon like this:

If you drag it to your firefox livebookmarks toolbar (usually where it says "latest headlines" with a similar icon. It'll update whenever anyone posts a new topic. Not tried it yet, but that's what's supposed to happen.

At the moment it doesn't include replies to new topics, but that should be possible a bit later on.

rich
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Oct 1 2006 21:32

Hmm - couldn't get that feed thing to work, but have since discovered the tracker function which is very helpful. (I'd still like a notify on reply function though!) Keep up the good work!

Mike Harman
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Oct 2 2006 06:36

One more thing with the tracker - there's a "my recent posts" as well, which'll show you only threads you've posted on.