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Push notifications
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:47:41 AM »
Well this is ambitious.

It is a suggestion ... it is difficult and will likely be met with ridicule, but here goes.

When you are on the forums you might leave a tab open on your browser. I do this whilst I have other tabs open and I do other things. It would be nice if like Facebook, whenever someone replies to a post or PMs me, I get a little silent notification to tell me something has happened. What I don't like is having to click on the browser, refresh the window, see no one cares about my thoughts and wait another hour or so before I push it again.

There are the little circle icons that appear, but you can also get push notifications and they could be easier to implement, and an option in your TFES settings. Just a little message that says
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TFES Notification                                                         {x}
You have a Private Message from Parsifal
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TFES Notification 
"Parsifal replied to 'Coriolis is bunk'                                              {x}
 "Baby Thork doesn't know what he is talkin ..."


I feel this would go someway towards alleviating the crushing disappointment that a refresh brings when no one replies, and also would allow conversations to flow quicker. If I'm only checking once an hour and you replied after 5 mins, the chances are you got bored and left with no reply before I even noticed I had a reply.
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Re: Push notifications
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 12:50:44 AM »
What would this provide over the existing e-mail notification system?
when you try to mock anyone while also running the flat earth society. Lol

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Re: Push notifications
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 12:51:53 AM »
Because I don't want an inbox full of every single notification. When I choose to be on TFES, I want notifications. The rest of the time I want to be left alone. That is not unreasonable.

Such things already exist ...

https://www.smfpacks.com/alertmod/

I just feel it would improve interaction, speed up conversations and ultimately facilitate more content on the forums. For me, the interactive favicon would be very helpful. The desktop ones, not so much so I'd turn them off. Don't want to be giving a presentation or demo and getting flat earth hatred from angry noobs. But maybe other users who use their computer only for recreation would want the desktop ones.
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