|QUOTE (owl @ Feb 5 2016, 04:56 PM)|
|Is there a way for me as the administrator to make the following default: (across the board, I mean, not just for me)|
1. Alerts for PMs and
2. "Enable notification of replies?" checked when making a new topic
|QUOTE (John @ Feb 5 2016, 05:38 PM)|
|Alerts for PMs, no, notification of replies, yes. I'll add an id element to the checkbox so this can be done.|
I saw this exchange and am just curious.... Is there any plan to make PM alerts default or make that an option for admins to enable as the default board-wide in the future? It seems like for many forum admins (and maybe Jcink as whole?) like that might be simpler.
We have this glorious new alert system that can tell us about PMs and
do a bunch of other cool stuff, so it seems superfluous to have a separate PM-notification-only system. I do echo Owl in that it would be nice not to make space in my skins for both PM and alert notifications when alerts are capable of handling it all. Plus if members don't want all the bells and whistles of the alert system, they can toggle all the other stuff off, right? Or even toggle off PM notifications if their admin set it to default? From the usage I'm seeing on forums and discussed in this thread, it seems like nearly everyone wants the PM stuff toggled on, too, so default might be more convenient for the masses.
Maybe it's just 1 am and I'm missing something, but it seems like an alert system with the capability for default PM notifications would cover everything in simpler terms!
While I'm rambling in the wee hours of the morning, I want to add that I really appreciate how responsive and involved you are, John. I can't think of any other company/service I've interacted with that has been so interactive with its users and consistently so open to discussion and development. You are wonderful. I always want to praise Jcink but never know where to do it, so I'm doing it here. 1 am says it's a good idea to just tack it on awkwardly here. Thank you for what you do! This post has been edited by adcaelum: May 14 2016, 01:07 AM