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New Feature - Post Quote Notifications & More

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by Nifty-Chicken, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote Notifications Are Here!

    For a long time we've all wanted a way to know when someone responded to us in the forums. @mentions were a helpful step in that, and Quote Notifications are part 2 of this story.

    From now on, when someone quotes your post, you'll receive a notification like this one via email

    Don't want to receive these? Turn them off via this handy user preference:

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    You won't get duplicate emails. If you're subscribed to immediate notifications on a thread, and someone quotes you in a post there, you will NOT get both the quote notification and the immediate subscription notification. In this case you will receive only the quote notification. Similarly, if they quote and @mention you, all in a thread you're subscribed to, you WON'T get three emails. In this case, you'll only get the @mention email (because that one seems the most important.

    We realize that email isn't always the ideal way to keep up with lots of site updates. We are working on an onsite Notificaitons Center that will give you an onsite listing of all the @mentions and quotes you've been the subject of, in addition to other helpful alerts. That's a sizable project and is going to take more time. For the moment, quote notifications and @mentions are focused around using email to alert members and re-engage them when they may be off the site.

    Change your user preferences more easily.

    This release is giving some major love to the user account details section of your profile.

    Quickly access to some of the most important things related to you - your profile, your posts, threads you started, editing your signature, changing your avatar, editing your preferences, and logging out.

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    The first three (and logging out) are pretty self explanatory. For the "Edit My Signature" button, if you click that from the drop down, no matter where you are, you'll invoke the signature editor dialog. For the "Change My Avatar" button, you guessed it - you invoke the image uploader for your avatar, no matter where you are. Last, there's the Preferences link.

    The new preferences pages gives you an easier way to change your personal experience and settings. While the preferences are all the same (with a few wording updates to clarify them), we've broken them out into a few different pages. The Preferences page includes all of your site wide, forum, and subscription preferences. The subscription preferences have been consolidated down from their former split on the Account Details and Subscription pages. If your site has Facebook Connect enabled, you'll now see this broken onto a separate tab under the Preferences panel. My Info includes your email, gender, and timezone. And last but not least, we have separate areas for changing your password and managing your block list.

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    Delete your signature at will.

    So you have a signature that you want to get rid of. Prior to this release, if you deleted all the content out of your signature, you'd get a sad error that said something about not being able to preview an empty signature body.

    We're changing two things in this release. First, you'll be able to open the editor, delete all the content, and save an empty signature, which will remove your signature entirely (this will effect both rich text and BB code). We're also adding a specific control to remove your signature next to the "Edit Signature" button on your profile:

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  2. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Amazing. The people behind BYC continue to make it more and more awesome. Thanks for the update!
     
  3. crazyaboutchickens

    crazyaboutchickens Live Long And Prosper

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    It wasn't enough to have a spam box filled with BYC subscription notifications, but now from quotes and everything else?

    ...well thanks for adding the ability to uncheck the box at least...
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are getting a ton of notifications, you need to go look at your email preferences. I don't get any subscription notifications from BYC--only notifications that I specifically opted in to get.
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Yup, we create these features in a way that peeps can customize them in ways that make sense to them personally. It's hard to please 230,000 people all the time, but we try our best to do it. [​IMG]
     
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Wow, I thought I was going to turn off this feature since I worried I'd get a flood of emails.

    Today I got an email thinking it was a regular subscription and it turned out it was a quote notification for a thread I had replied to and forgot to subscribe to. Thank goodness I got the quote email or I would have missed that question entirely!
     

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