Aug 23 2013, 03:55 PM
Alerts are notifications within the system/forums. They are useful to notify members of events surrounding their activities within the forum itself, and are more convenient than flooding the PM inbox with such activity.
Users will receieve alerts for:
- A friend add
- Personal Messages
- Adding to buddy lists
- Quoting their name in a post
- Response to a topic thread subscription
- A new profile comment
Given the nature of this system, it is less of a headache to do the alert system first, and have it required to be enabled for user tagging to function. So we want to get this feature done first, and then afterward it can easily be tapped into in situations such as:
- Liking a post
- Adding +rep to a user
- Tagging (obviously)
- Receiving an award
And yes - alerts will be fully supported on mobile mode too.
The below screenshot is some preview development. It will become more pretty and defined as time goes on. I've decided that Alerts will replace "My Assistant" when enabled. My Assistant is relatively useless and that location is the best place to put the alert system.
Crystal has provided me a large feature map file organized with most of these ideas all detailed out on how they should look, but this is the summarized version. If anyone has anything to add or feedback, do let me know in this post.
Latest Screenshot of Development: