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Old 02-22-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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Suggestion for a new Forum Feature

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.

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Old 02-22-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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I post a stamp of approval on this idea!


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Old 02-22-2009, 12:17 PM   #3
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Christina Aguilera? Wow.

Anyway, I think it looks cool.

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Old 02-22-2009, 12:18 PM   #4
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^Sharen is a bit of a fan.




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Old 02-22-2009, 12:24 PM   #5
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I like this idea, too.



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Old 02-22-2009, 02:21 PM   #6
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I like it too, but I also like the orange slash through Google Ads, can we get that thing too?


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Old 02-22-2009, 02:43 PM   #7
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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.

I think it's a nice feature!






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Old 02-22-2009, 02:58 PM   #8
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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.


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Old 02-22-2009, 03:01 PM   #9
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It replaces the annoying popup window.

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:26 PM   #10
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Eh small enough feature. Easy to go unnoticed. Though it would be immensely useful to people who receive a lot of PMS


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Old 02-23-2009, 12:44 AM   #11
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@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.


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Old 02-23-2009, 12:51 AM   #12
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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.


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Old 02-23-2009, 01:36 AM   #13
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As I've said, this one's faster and does what it's supposed to do more efficiently, however infinitesimal that may seem.


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Old 02-25-2009, 12:37 PM   #14
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It's a handy little feature, not huge, as has been mentioned, but useful nonetheless.




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Old 02-25-2009, 12:50 PM   #15
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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. )

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Old 02-26-2009, 03:54 PM   #16
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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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