#AskEden - Notifications for quoted replies to your posts.

surreptitious surreptitious
It was tricky trying to come up with a succinct title for this, which was why I had such a hard time making sure that this hadn't already been posted before, so I'm sorry if it has. I've been thinking about it for a while, and I saw a post by another member asking about how people keep track of their discussions, so I thought that I'd post my idea and see what kind of response it got. I am not sure if it is possible with the current forum platform, but I think that it would be great if there were some way for us to have a sort of forum inbox that notified us when someone posted a direct reply to one of our comments. I don't know if I can explain this as well as I'd like to, but if we make a reply and then it gets quoted and responded to by another user, that could create a forum notification for us to check out. We could then click on the notifications to continue the conversation if the response warranted it.

Please, please ask me for clarification if this doesn't make any sense, because I feel like I totally bungled the explanation and I think that this would be a great feature. It's possible that the way that the forum is set up won't allow for this, but if it is possible, I'd find it really useful and I hope that others would to.
03/21/2013
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Gary Gary
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Originally posted by surreptitious
It was tricky trying to come up with a succinct title for this, which was why I had such a hard time making sure that this hadn't already been posted before, so I'm sorry if it has. I've been thinking about it for a while, and I saw a ... More
You are able to mark discussions as favorites, and you can place alerts on discussions. The alerts notify you when there are new posts. I know that is not exactly what you are proposing, but the ability to monitor or be notified is pretty close. I hope this helps.
03/21/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by Gary
You are able to mark discussions as favorites, and you can place alerts on discussions. The alerts notify you when there are new posts. I know that is not exactly what you are proposing, but the ability to monitor or be notified is pretty close. I ... More
I do use these features, especially when I start a discussion, and I find them really helpful, so I'm glad that you brought them up. I've just noticed that there have been a few times where I've gotten direct replies that I would have liked to respond to or been asked questions that it took me a while to answer to because I tend to post in a varied number of places and if I tried to follow everything, I'd quickly be overwhelmed. It sometimes makes me wonder how many responses I'm missing because I haven't gone back to a thread for one reason or another. I feel like it isn't a huge, pressing issue, it'd just be a nice convenience.
03/21/2013
AmethystQueen AmethystQueen
Sounds like the forum notification features could be updated and changed a bit for ease of use.
03/21/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by surreptitious
I do use these features, especially when I start a discussion, and I find them really helpful, so I'm glad that you brought them up. I've just noticed that there have been a few times where I've gotten direct replies that I would have ... More
I think this would be a nice addition for the alerts system!
03/21/2013
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I think this would be a nice addition for the alerts system!
I totally agree! I'm always missing stuff because I forget to check every corner of this great website every time I'm on. I would love to be able to use alerts for more things.
03/21/2013
GONE! GONE!
It would be helpful, yes.
03/22/2013
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by AmethystQueen
Sounds like the forum notification features could be updated and changed a bit for ease of use.
This goes for the entire forum, actually
03/22/2013
js250 js250
Check the "Recent Posts and Discussions--this is inclusive of every post you made in the last 24 hours.....
03/22/2013
SassySam SassySam
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Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I think this would be a nice addition for the alerts system!
me too, It's a good idea.
03/22/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by js250
Check the "Recent Posts and Discussions--this is inclusive of every post you made in the last 24 hours.....
Where is this feature located? I check the "My discussions & posts" tab often, but that includes every thread in which you've posted and I have pages upon pages of them. Checking only more recent discussions would make it more likely that the responses are directed towards your post, I think.
03/22/2013
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