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Start from here http://community.invisionpower.com/resources/bugs.html/_/ip-board/notifications-not-a-bug-but-it-needs-to-be-fixed-r41675

Problem IP.Board is that the notice come constantly.

If you are offline, then the return you can find a lot of messages from a single topic. The list is not convenient to view.

"instantly" - very functional and allows you to keep track of messages very quickly. It makes people talk to each other more intensely! Therefore, other modes of tracking worse.

There are two ways to solve the problem:

I think that the best way to group a notification from one topic and indicate the total number of notifications received from each topic. So we will know how much it is new answers.
When we enter to the topic, then reset the counter.

May not make big changes? Can make sending only one message for each topic? To check for reading. If you do not read it, then do not send new ones.

You want to fix Follow instantly? Do you need it?

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P.S. Likes also have a similar problem

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The current system works fine.

If it ain't broke don't find it.

Many people like to get an email with every new reply to a topic. It saves having to visit the topic to read updates. The VB method is awful.

I agree that getting all posts to mail is the right solution.

You made ​​the right note of the mail. But looking notification you do not see the answers, and each time receive a notification. Now comes the question that's about it, not about the mail.

The VB and XenForo method in notifications looks better solution.

But more advantageous than VB and XenForo method will alert Amount of new posts in each topic. This method would require a major revision, so definitely will not be made.

The VB and XenForo method in notifications (Not in the mail) can be realized in minor changes.

I ask command IPB think about it.

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So what would you like, more espacially ? The notification list to be updated each time an answer is made, and to delete the previous notification concerning that topic ?

Or just that until you haven't seen a notification on a topic that you follow, you don't get notified for further replies ?

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Let's use the pizza tipping topic. I would assume most people on here are busy with their lives, even if they are running their community full time. To receive a separate email each and every time a new post has been made or to see Wolfie commenting and dissecting every person's reply is overwhelming.

Alternately, if you are like me, and prefer instant notifications to email notifications for topics you follow, and there are again a lot of replies to say the smartphone topic, then when you come online, you have a notification count that is in the double or triple digits. Worse still, is that whether Mikey B thinks it may or may not be a useful feature to have your mobile work underwater, the notification that you are really interested in, about ways to change the header in a blog, has been pushed so far down, you don't see it in the dropdown list or even in view all notifications.

So then you have to click on Content I Follow to see if there is an update to the topic that you have been waiting for a reply for 2 weeks, and assuming you are a polite wave man and not ''bumped" the topic.

Conclusion: the notifications should have a number (#) next to them for a given topic rather than having to wade through 18 notifications of Wolfie's wisdom on pizza. That (#) unread feature is already present in the chatroom.

@Atsuki: is that what you were thinking or is your topic going in a different direction?

Brian

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I agree with your idea, Brian.

But I don't understand why you mentionned me at the end of your post ? Were you meaning Tile-EXP ?

Just me following bad reply formatting protocol ... It was kind of like my opinion and then asking at the end ... is that helpful to your topic?

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Or just that until you haven't seen a notification on a topic that you follow, you don't get notified for further replies ?

Yes, that's right. But to notice come instantly.

By mail are best left read all posts in the topic.

Preferably with Likes do likewise.

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  • 3 months later...

I really hope this is addressed soon. Currently, IPB is not setup to handle very large sites. Threads that get thousands of replies render the notification system pretty useless. Not to mention that it appears that threads with very high follower counts create big server loads generating all those notifications.

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  • 4 months later...

So @Cheapy, if I understand your preference so far, it's what tired john suggested;

"My opinion is that you shouldn't generate the notification text (that is, the contents of the notify_text field) for inline notifications at any point prior to the user viewing that full notification text."

If I understand right, they generate, and then shovel what's generated into an 'email(+ other contact methods)' bucket or an

'in-line notification' bucket.

I can't see the it's necessarily useful to have any text for the signed-in case- think about it, user is happily viewing a topic,

notification appears slap over that topic text -"Hey Dude, I'm reading Hereeee!" User raises perhaps the millionth complaint

about pop-ups.

It's not that your users don't want a notification pop-up- they don't want an Obtrusive notification. So instead of centre-ed -

what? a notification appearing at the top of the viewable window (top one eighth, consider most reading & then scrolling

for the user is occuring in lower seven eighths) and if possible justified over to the left ( mostly covering name/avatar/etc.

section of many IP Boards), the text they want to continue reading, being in the remaining say, five sixths of the viewable

window on its' right side.

What's needed in this less obtrusive notification (when sign-ed in)? Well, actually only a good portion of the topic name

(enough to recognize it), underlined so that it's easily understood to be a link to the actual topic, with an underlaying link

that transfers the user there if they wish to click and view it.

Also (say seen in a second line underneath the topic name) a number representing the number of unread (by the user) posts in that topic, with also next to that, a name representing the name of the member who last posted in that topic.

(This satisfies two groups of opinion I have seen - those who mainly care about notification as to how many unread posts

'total' there are in a topic so far, ['can't let too many posts go unread'!] and the group who is more concerned with who is

posting in a topic ['can't let the bosses' posts go unread'!]). Following so far? OK...

To the right of the member name, appears two buttons. First button is 'Open mimimized'. Clicking on this should open the

notification topic in a new window but mimimized (so users reading of current topic text is not overlaid with notification

'topic/PM/etc., so still no Hey Dude moment...). User can click to maximize notification topic when convenient, if at all.

The second button is simply 'Ignore' - notification is not considered worth investigating, user having taken in the information

displayed, as explained previously, in the (unobtrusive) notification pop-up, so 'cancel and get it outta my sight'.

It's worth noting that the 'pop-up' behaviour is not a slow 3 second movement that detains the eye with it's movement,

but rather a 1 second slide into view (taking into consideration between extremes of too fast and too slow).

So I guess I'm suggesting going even further - no text for inline (sign-ed in) notifications, it's a notification and if users want

to see the text, well, they're sign-ed in, go and click on the damn thing & see it - no need to unnecessarily add to a database

of text notifications.

Is this something that your sign-ed in users would prefer, notification wise?

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Start from here http://community.invisionpower.com/resources/bugs.html/_/ip-board/notifications-not-a-bug-but-it-needs-to-be-fixed-r41675

Problem IP.Board is that the notice come constantly.

If you are offline, then the return you can find a lot of messages from a single topic. The list is not convenient to view.

"instantly" - very functional and allows you to keep track of messages very quickly. It makes people talk to each other more intensely! Therefore, other modes of tracking worse.

There are two ways to solve the problem:

You want to fix Follow instantly? Do you need it?

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P.S. Likes also have a similar problem

This is a terribly needed improvement for any big board. We have this developed as a modification for us and hope it will improve the notification usability a lot , will roll it live today.

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