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Topic # 4410 14-Jul-2005 19:01
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Is it possible to have reply notification emails turned on but only get one per topic (instead of one per reply)?

Or would it be possible to have full text replies in the notifications?

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Reply # 16578 14-Jul-2005 19:16
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  Reply # 16579 14-Jul-2005 19:19
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It's a cool feature of many bbs, thanks!

While I'm at it how about quick reply box at the end of each topic?





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  Reply # 16580 14-Jul-2005 19:20
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That's another good feature - haven't thought of that one. Yes can work on this one too!

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  Reply # 16581 14-Jul-2005 19:28
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Don't work too hard! Is Geekzone run on a CMS/forum you've made yourself or software you've bought?





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  Reply # 16583 14-Jul-2005 19:32
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Bought the initial software, but changed it so much that it hardly looks like the original one in terms of database, stored procedures and features.





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  Reply # 16586 14-Jul-2005 19:38

can I set not to be notified by default? I havent been able to do this so far, would make posting a touch faster

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  Reply # 16589 14-Jul-2005 19:41
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No, there's no feature like this. I could add a new field in the profile with your preference and set it accordingly. More stuff to be on the list.





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  Reply # 16593 14-Jul-2005 20:11
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Could it be set up to email you *once* per thread until you visit that thread again?
Otherwise it tends to spam on popular threads.

Also within the mail message is it possible to form an URL that points to the last read post ie. http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=10&TopicId=4409#postnumber12

There are some nice features like that, that are found in Vbulletin or Invision.




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  Reply # 16605 14-Jul-2005 22:06
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mike: Or would it be possible to have full text replies in the notifications?

This would really float my boat, especially if there was a 'reply to this post' link directly below the end of the email post.




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Reply # 16636 15-Jul-2005 19:09
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What if I proposed a RSS feed where each topic you have ever posted (and selected the e-mail notification or perhaps a new RSS notification option) would be an entry in the feed - new replies would be added to each entry so it would be marked as updated or unread on RSS Feed Readers? You can still receive e-mail notifications, but you could simply ignore them and check the RSS Feeds.

The caveat is that I was thinking of this as a "subscriber" service. Something cheap charged monthly via Paypal automatic subscription?

Also, on the blog feature, perhaps a free blog without image uploads but with adverts, and a subscriber version with image uploads and no ads.

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Reply # 16640 15-Jul-2005 19:50
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This would be really be an subscriber only option, but how about SMS notification. Have a daily/weekly/monthly cap and have it as a subscription package.

Its one way to get updates as they happen.

(What I just posted is a silly idea, trash it)
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The XML feeds sound good. Would be an easy way to check without having to open mail, although I'm more of a mail person myself.





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  Reply # 16642 15-Jul-2005 19:59
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I have my Outlook open all the time and OTA updates from Exchange to my Smartphone - I live on e-mail... I'd use the RSS of course, but I like the e-mails anyway.

The SMS is nice, but it can be quite annoying - what if you don't want to receive, create schedule, etc?

Did you know that you already can receive a SMS or e-mail or MSN Alert when a new item is posted on Geekzone?






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  Reply # 16645 15-Jul-2005 21:42
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freitasm:
The SMS is nice, but it can be quite annoying - what if you don't want to receive, create schedule, etc?

Did you know that you already can receive a SMS or e-mail or MSN Alert when a new item is posted on Geekzone?




I am aware of the MSN Alerts, but wasn't about the SMS or email. I thought you could only send them to others - ie. Send email to friend, send sms link.

( I don't use official MSN client so I don't get the alerts even though I'm subscribed.)




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Reply # 16647 15-Jul-2005 22:10
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To receive a SMS alert when new articles go live on Geekzone you will use the same MSN Alerts mechanism. Make sure you visit MSN Mobile (this is the US page, the mobile.msn.com page diverts to Xtra Mobile - argh!), sign in with your Passport account and then click in Change my service.

Enter Other for Wireless Service Provider and then enter the e-mail address for your mobile phone (something like [number]@sms.vodafone.net.nz for example). This e-mail address is assigned by your operator and might not be a free service (YMMV).

There's a setting for Quiet Time but make sure you use the same timezone as in your Passport account.

Once you've done this, go to the Geekzone MSN Alerts sign up page and click on Change Delivery Preferences. The options are Messenger, e-mail and My mobile device. This last option uses the SMS configuration entered on MSN Mobile - that's all: now you have SMS alerts when a new article is posted on Geekzone.






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