Private messages - do you want notifications?

Discussion in 'Site Information, Help, and Feedback' started by BBW, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    Just a quick note to remind everyone that if you want to receive notifications that you've received a PM/private message then you will need to go to your profile and adjust things.:thumbup:

    I know that at first I forgot to do this and apparently I am not the only one.:th_salute:
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    good point BB. I remember the first time I went to send someone a private message I was shocked to have several messages sitting there waiting for me. No email notice....no pop-up notification.

    This reminder is good.....feel free to add info about yourself and set-up any preferences the way you want under "My Profile".
     
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  3. FlyDog

    FlyDog FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 5, 2013
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    Bob G
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  4. pniev

    pniev Guest

    I just noted the same.. a message from March 12. Shame on me..

    thanks for the reminder, BB
     
  5. afkenner

    afkenner FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 3, 2013
    New York
    Adam
    Especially double-check your notification settings if you're going to be posting items for sale. Enthusiastic buyers may become desperate after agreeing to your price and getting what feels like the silent treatment!
     
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  6. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    I'd also like to have notifications (in the menu, not via email) for new "Thank yous" posts have received. Others vBulletin sites do this, makes the feature more useful.
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    Rico, I'll pass that request along to management.:tiphat:
     
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Jan 31, 2013
    Boston, MA (USA)
    You can view your thanks received info in your profile, so the info is there. The only way I know to have you get a notification for that is to use vBSEO like we're doing at TalkNEX.com. When I turned on thanks notifications at SeriousCompacts, pretty much everyone hated it. At TalkNEX people seem to like it. Hard to know which way to go, because there's no way to let everyone choose for themselves whether they want to be notified about thanks or not.
     
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  9. Pav

    Pav FujiXspot Regular

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    Mar 4, 2013
    Detroit
    Pavlos
    Second this.
     
  10. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    People definitely like it in the German X forum.
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    790
    Jan 31, 2013
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Which one is that, Rico? I'd like to see how they have it implemented.

    Edit: I just went back to re-read the thread where the S.C. folks were glad to be rid of the thanks notification and saw that you had commented in dissent: http://www.seriouscompacts.com/f19/old-thanks-back-6284/#post61382

    Most vBulletin forums I visit are not using it, in contrast to the ones you are visiting in Germany. However, I like the thanks notifications on the two sites I visit which do use them (TalkNEX and GetDPI).
     
  12. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Yep, it's nice to immediately see which posts received new Thanks, and from whom.
     
  13. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    BB
    Bumping this one up for some fresh air specifically regarding notification of private messages.:flowers_2: