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Forum topic by steliart posted 07-02-2013 11:05 PM 649 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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steliart

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07-02-2013 11:05 PM

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 07-02-2013 11:09 PM

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 07-02-2013 11:15 PM

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 07-03-2013 12:07 AM

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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#4 posted 07-03-2013 10:08 AM

I’ll look into it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 07-03-2013 12:43 PM

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 07-03-2013 12:52 PM

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 07-03-2013 12:57 PM

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.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#8 posted 07-04-2013 01:38 AM

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 07-04-2013 01:11 PM

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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#10 posted 07-04-2013 02:26 PM

I think this would be a good addition.

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Brandon

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#11 posted 07-05-2013 06:42 PM

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 07-13-2013 08:02 PM

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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#13 posted 07-13-2013 08:38 PM

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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#14 posted 07-13-2013 08:42 PM

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 07-14-2013 12:06 AM

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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