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Posted Apr 23, '14 at 4:40am

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

7,800 posts

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@R2D21999 ... I had a funny urge to suddenly look up this thread and post in it! Mysterious... (oO)

And believe me @xXxDAPRO89xXx... I tried! LOL XD

@kegaumongo ... *TAG!* ...you're it!!! *runs* =P

 

Posted Apr 23, '14 at 5:08am

kegaumongo

kegaumongo

1,834 posts

Moderator

@MrDayCee : actually, I'm out... I have the feature disabled :P

 

Posted Apr 23, '14 at 5:20am

Ernie15

Ernie15

12,534 posts

Knight

Wow, I guess it is. Sure feels like it shouldn't be.

Since it falls under the same selection as Comment Notify, any user who already had "No" selected for Comment Notify automatically has forum notifications preselected as "No". I can't remember if the default for Comment Notify has always been "No", as I registered half a decade ago, but I'm guessing most users who have been active here since AP existed selected "No" for Comment Notify at some point early on in their AG career to avoid an overflowing inbox. Just think what my inbox would look like had I set Comment Notify at "Yes" on my first day.

So for those of you who are interested in receiving forum notifications, but have had Comment Notify set at "No" for who knows how long, you may want to double check that your Comment Notify is set affirmatively.

 

Posted Apr 24, '14 at 10:36am

weirdlike

weirdlike

476 posts

Knight

well.. I got an email about a call out.

only 1 problem... the post/thread was deleted and now I cant see the comment :(

 

Posted Apr 24, '14 at 12:20pm

boppins

boppins

500 posts

Administrator

I blame @Ferret

 

Posted Apr 24, '14 at 12:27pm

Ferret

Ferret

5,355 posts

Administrator

Don't blame me, you should have made the system withdraw e-mails sent to closed threads by sending out packs of ninja weasels Mr. @Boppins.

 

Posted Jul 8, '14 at 2:22am

Skeleton_Pilot

Skeleton_Pilot

1,281 posts

A certain @MrDayCee brought me to this thread so a certain @Ferret would be able to see a certain idea I had regarding certain notifications... =P

This quote is from one of my posts in a conversation with the former...

there's currently no notification as far as I know that tells you if you've been mentioned in the forums through direct site contact. Maybe if there was some notification bar at the top of the page, such as in the dropdown menu that appears when you move your cursor over your username, or maybe in the beige bar near Game News, more people who log in every day but don't regularly check their email would notice if they were mentioned somewhere in the forums.

Does anyone think that, if site notifications were listed under the dropdown menu underneath your username at the top of the page, or somewhere in that beige bar where few people would miss it, people would be more likely to respond to both forum and comment notifications? A more important question... would it be possible and worth it for the admins to make something like this possible?

 

Posted Jul 8, '14 at 12:03pm

Ferret

Ferret

5,355 posts

Administrator

@Skeleton_Pilot Though it's not first on our feature list at this time, we have talked about notification widgets. I do like the idea of it being on the top bar, it seems similar in theme to how other sites do it. That being said, I'm not the UI designer and I trust him to make the right call. I'll mention your suggestion however. Thank you!

 

Posted Jul 9, '14 at 2:52am

Skeleton_Pilot

Skeleton_Pilot

1,281 posts

Just as long as it's being considered, that's music to my ears! Thank you for the quick response! =)

 

Posted Jul 10, '14 at 12:33am

Drink

Drink

1,550 posts

it would be a neat feature but to be honest it would be kind of annoying getting tons of ag notifications or email notifications about every single reply, considering when i post then rarely check back

 
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