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Marius Fett 02-22-2009 10:51 AM

Suggestion for a new Forum Feature
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Over at deadlystream we have a nifty little feature I think would be good to have over here at LF.

Basically, when you get a PM, Visitor Message, or whatever, you get this little module at the top of the forums, that tells you the subject, sender and gives you a link to the message.

It doesn't take up much space, and IMO, it's quite a handy thing to have there.

Here's a screenshot:

Sabretooth 02-22-2009 11:26 AM

I post a stamp of approval on this idea!

EnderWiggin 02-22-2009 12:17 PM

Christina Aguilera? Wow.

Anyway, I think it looks cool.


Marius Fett 02-22-2009 12:18 PM

^Sharen is a bit of a fan. :p

Darth InSidious 02-22-2009 12:24 PM

I like this idea, too.

Mav 02-22-2009 02:21 PM

I like it too, but I also like the orange slash through Google Ads, can we get that thing too?

Astor 02-22-2009 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by maverick187 (Post 2592942)
I like it too, but I also like the orange slash through Google Ads, can we get that thing too?

I think we'd google ads in the first place for that to happen. :D

I think it's a nice feature!

Jeff 02-22-2009 02:58 PM

What is the point of it when we already have the notifications area, and for new PMs you can set a popup window to alert you? Seems redundant to me.

Stream 02-22-2009 03:01 PM

It replaces the annoying popup window.

DeadYorick 02-22-2009 04:26 PM

Eh small enough feature. Easy to go unnoticed. Though it would be immensely useful to people who receive a lot of PMS

Sabretooth 02-23-2009 12:44 AM

@Moel: You don't have pop-ups for visitor messages, pop-ups are annoying and this method is pretty fast without involving a Mount Everest of coding.

Jeff 02-23-2009 12:51 AM

But even without the popup for VMs you still have a notification area already, this just seems like adding a feature that is already present. It's not a big deal either way if a lot of others want it, I just don't see the point to it. :)

Sabretooth 02-23-2009 01:36 AM

As I've said, this one's faster and does what it's supposed to do more efficiently, however infinitesimal that may seem. :p

Marius Fett 02-25-2009 12:37 PM

It's a handy little feature, not huge, as has been mentioned, but useful nonetheless.

stoffe 02-25-2009 12:50 PM

How long would those verbose notifications stay on display? Until they've been read, or only be shown once? Also, should it only display the most recently received+unread regardless of type, or the most recently received+unread of each type?

(The popup notices are likely intended to be annoying so you can't miss them. Not much point of a notification that is easily overlooked. :))

Stream 02-26-2009 03:54 PM

It only shows once like the popup and only displays the last PM recieved so people who have a lot of PM's won't have half a screen of notices.

A wee bit of coding should allow for it to stay there until said PM is read, I was going to look into it but haven't had a chance yet.


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