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#1 2012-05-04 11:13:28

arw
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Registered: 2012-03-20
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Notification system

I think it would be good to have a notification system for 2.0, it could be like that : http://i.imgur.com/vPRDy.png ( i just took time line, messages would just be notice like "xyz has replied to topic 'does the butterfly fly like swan ?" ( and no need for avatars ) )

cons :

- a system more
- probably 2 fields in table users ( new_notice and total_notice incremented at each new notice )
- a new table with list of notices ( it could maybe be kept as a 127 chars field ( and the notice system shorten long title / username with ... to not exceed length ), or there could be juste 4 int ( who did it, the action done, to what is it done, and the time ) )

pros :

- users could choose to not receive email ( i know a lot of people who pass on forums but don't check their emails )
- if users still choose to receive email, only one email could be sended ( "you have a new notice" ) and then no mail till the member check his notice ( while now if 1000 topics we subscribe to are replied, we get 1000 emails  )
- things like this or this which might be overboard for email could be ok for notice
- a lot of mods could use it ( friends, post rating, private message, awards ), and moderators / adminstrators could get special notices ( 'xyz has used a censored word in this post' )
- there is load of things ( topic moved, split, answer deleted, topic deleted, ... ) which could maybe be noticed to users

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#2 2012-05-04 12:04:11

Franz
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Re: Notification system

Sounds good for an extension, I'd say tongue


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#3 2012-05-04 13:04:34

arw
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Re: Notification system

yes maybe if there is a proper way for an extension to hook to send mail of mail class ( that would be easy to do then )

i tought it was better for core since it could be used by others extensions, but maybe there will be a way to user another extension if this extension exist, for example

$flux->do_if_exists('Notice','send',array('user'=>33, 'type'=>'7',  'date'=> time()))

which would do if Notice extension exist :

return Notice::send(array('user'=>33, 'type'=>7,  'date'=> time()))

then yes it could probably be done as an extension

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#4 2012-05-04 14:04:42

heartcall
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Re: Notification system

I like this idea a lot!


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#5 2012-05-05 08:14:40

Franz
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Re: Notification system

The way I see it, extensions will be able to require other extensions, so that would work smile


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#6 2012-05-09 06:50:04

iatkrox
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Re: Notification system


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#7 2012-05-09 10:07:00

arw
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Re: Notification system

text messaging for me was sending text, here it's not a messaging system but a notice system

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#8 2012-05-10 06:34:25

iatkrox
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Re: Notification system

arw wrote:

text messaging for me was sending text, here it's not a messaging system but a notice system

Yeah but also we can use a text messaging notification system!!!


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#9 2012-05-10 08:19:35

François
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Registered: 2009-09-01
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Re: Notification system

I'll see it as an extension. It's not really compatible with the lightweight of FluxBB, and not everyone can sans text message with his server...


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#10 2012-05-12 12:15:19

iatkrox
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Re: Notification system

Yeah not every one. But some of big and interesting forums can use this !


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