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steliart

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292 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: notification system notification watch button mentioning question tip humor resource

It would have been nice if there was a notification system other than the watch button, like when someone writes your name as for answering to your question or by mentioning you about something.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --


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Brandon

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#1 posted 292 days ago

Yes, this feature would be excellent! It would work something like @name (on Facebook) or +name (on Google+) works. I think it has been proposed in the past, but I think it would really add a lot to the site.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 292 days ago

I thought about sending this to Admin just yesterday. I agree that it would add a lot to this site.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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steliart

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#3 posted 292 days ago

IMHO this is a mast to this site, I hope someone does something about this

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 291 days ago

I’ll look into it

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steliart

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#5 posted 291 days ago

Thanks Debbie :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 291 days ago

Thanks, Debbie. It would make an already great site even better.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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Buckethead

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#7 posted 291 days ago

Another option that works well:

Show responses to threads commented in.

When a user comments in a particular thread, they use their home page to find a thread which may contain responses which are answers to questions. It could potentially eliminate some repeat discussions.

That said, original thought might not actually exist. Each discussion here is had many times, but each take a new form.

-- Hi. My name is bucket head and I'm a recovering framing carpenter.

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 291 days ago

The only problem I forsee is that people often don’t use the ‘official’ user name when responding with comments.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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steliart

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#9 posted 290 days ago

gfadvm
that is no problem because it will be selected automatically to offer a link that will notify you, even if they sign their comment with their name and not their username

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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AngieO

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#10 posted 290 days ago

I think this would be a good addition.

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Brandon

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#11 posted 289 days ago

Another advantage of this set up would be if you wanted to mention someone in a thread which they have not visited. For instance, if you know an expert on a topic should see a thread, you can tag them and they would be notified.

gfadvm makes a good point, though. My display name is “Brandon” but my username is “brandonw.” Many people of this site have different display names than usernames. But I don’t think this is that big of a hurdle. I really do hope they make this a reality—it’d bring the website into the 2010s. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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steliart

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#12 posted 281 days ago

just found out several posts of people in forum topics asking me something or referring to me, and because is not possible to watch everywhere you commented, it proves the necessity of an automated notification system when your name is mentioned

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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poopiekat

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#13 posted 281 days ago

I read everything that’s posted in LJ. Everything!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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TravisH

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#14 posted 281 days ago

As long as one has the option to disable this feature it would be nice addition for those that want it.

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 281 days ago

Any time I leave a comment, I add it to my watch list for 24 hours. Then ‘unwatch’ it. Works fine for me.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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