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Post Post #50  (ISO)  » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:34 pm

In post 49, tn5421 wrote:
In post 45, Mr. Flay wrote:Maybe, but I'd want to see some pretty significant support for a "receive all notifs from anywhere" from players before coding that complexity/strain.


I support letting users have more options and then deciding for themselves.

Which is a yes from me.
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Post Post #51  (ISO)  » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:45 pm

You guys are missing the point. Extra features take longer to make. Will people actually use it is a legitimate question. Don't say you support it just because you support more options.
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Post Post #52  (ISO)  » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:48 pm

I will use it.
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Post Post #53  (ISO)  » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:54 pm

im lazy so yea i will...
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Post Post #54  (ISO)  » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:40 pm

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2137650

Would this work? It is already made and looks free.

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Post Post #55  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:15 am

@Cheery Dog

It already works! I was notified this post was posted successfully!
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Post Post #56  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:44 am

In post 52, Thestatusquo wrote:I will use it.
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Post Post #57  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:37 am

I'd use it and like it.

But consideration would have to be given as to its use in threads in forums the targets aren't authorized to. For example, I don't subscribe to the Speakeasy so notifications of my name there could either be annoying, or conversely enough of them could make me consider joining. Similarly, mafia accidentally using it in a game's Private Thread ("Let's kill @saulres tonight") could be problematic.
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Post Post #58  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:11 pm

In post 57, saulres wrote:I'd use it and like it.

But consideration would have to be given as to its use in threads in forums the targets aren't authorized to. For example, I don't subscribe to the Speakeasy so notifications of my name there could either be annoying, or conversely enough of them could make me consider joining. Similarly, mafia accidentally using it in a game's Private Thread ("Let's kill @saulres tonight") could be problematic.

In the former case it strikes me as something that we just have to deal with. Before I had speakeasy access people would link me to speakeasy threads all the time, which I couldn't view. This was annoying until I finally got around to giving myself SE access.

In the second case that sounds like a clear instance of PEBKAC (problem exists between keyboard and chair.) If scum are dumb and use a function that PMs someone from the quick topic then they really have no one to blame but themselves. That being said, if its trivial to set it so that it doesn't work in scum QTs (and it sounds like it will be because we were already discussing different permission levels like for in mafia threads as opposed to the real world) then I see no reason not to do that.
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Post Post #59  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:12 pm

In post 58, Thestatusquo wrote:the real world

Oh dear
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Post Post #60  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:07 pm

In post 51, chamber wrote:You guys are missing the point. Extra features take longer to make. Will people actually use it is a legitimate question. Don't say you support it just because you support more options.


I personally use it heavily on forums that have it enabled.

In post 54, beastcharizard wrote:http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=2137650

Would this work? It is already made and looks free.


It seems to have been abandoned and would have to be at least partially re-written. But I suppose it's better than starting from scratch.
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Post Post #61  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:09 pm

I see it used pretty often on other forums.
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Post Post #62  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:43 pm

Everyone realizes the context is being able to be prodded by everyone as opposed to just those on a friends list, right? Not whether its a feature that would be used at all?
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Post Post #63  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:49 pm

I'm fine with anyone can prod anyone for discussion.
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Post Post #64  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:15 pm

i would never use this and be annoyed by people prodding me

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Post Post #65  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:26 pm

I too hate freedom.
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Post Post #66  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:03 am

I am unsure how I feel about this without seeing how it works

Where do notifications go, for example?
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Post Post #67  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:10 am

I would assume PMs. It seems unreasonable to code a whole new messaging system.
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Post Post #68  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:21 am

This idea is full of win. I support this product and/or service. 10/10 would bang.
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Post Post #69  (ISO)  » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:07 am

In post 67, Thestatusquo wrote:I would assume PMs. It seems unreasonable to code a whole new messaging system.

True, with the caveat that somehow we'd want to disallow 'tagging' if the user has already been tagged for that thread (or at least if they haven't picked it up), to avoid flooding. Maybe could look at the disabled Bump code for that?
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Post Post #70  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:52 pm

Y'know, if this goes live, and this guy comes back, he's going to get very confused very quickly...
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Post Post #71  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:56 pm

No he won't.
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Post Post #72  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:23 am

I totally support this functionality.
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Post Post #73  (ISO)  » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:35 pm

In post 28, Master Mew wrote:
In post 26, N wrote:So any time someone says your name, you get a pm?

Oshi -

Well, not exactly but the rough equivalent I suppose (without clogging up your inbox). You get a notification, think: "(3 new mentions)" at the top of the page or somesuch, which you click on and a list displaying the posts you have been mentioned in, the user who mentioned you, and when - along with a link to that post.

So yes, basically - just without all the inbox spam, which frees your inbox up for actual conversations/Role PMs/etc.

(Oh, and not "any time someone says your name," only if they use the mention tag ("@" before your username).

In post 47, SMP wrote:Another site I was on had this feature and it worked pretty well. Nobody abused it to the point where it got annoying, and it certainly helped get the attention of others in either larger posts or when multiple people are posting one right after the other. It also had another nice feature where after you type a character after the '@' it would bring up a list of usernames that began with that character. The more characters you typed the more refined the list got.


I've been playing recently in another forum dedicated exclusively to the game of Mafia, and this feature is great because anyone in the game can prod another player, or simply call their attention. This feature works exactly as Master Mew and SMP say. There's a notification or "alerts" area where you get notified when someone tags you (you also get notifications when someone posts in a thread you're suscribed to and when someone quotes you). Also while you write a player's username after the "@", a list of usernames is displayed, as SMP explained.

So, I totally support this idea.

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Post Post #74  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:21 pm

Has this been implemented? Can't see it in the list of UBB codes. If not, add me to those in favour.

Off-site I've been using this while modding to notify all players of day- and nightstarts / deadlines. I don't like to send everyone a PM for that, but I realise some people would like a notification.

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They're also the easiest way to get a mod's attention when needed.
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