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Re: Include reply in Topic reply notification email

Post by Christian 2.0 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:22 pm

Somewhere I think the suggestion has been misinterpreted.

The OP doesn't appear to suggest increasing the number of notifications sent, rather when one is sent, it includes the relevant post content.

It's probably perfectly OK to only notify an end-user of the first unread post (including its contents), then not send any further notifications until they've logged in and caught up.

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Re: Include reply in Topic reply notification email

Post by Brf » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:55 pm

The point is that if the post-content is already in the notification, the user will have no incentive to visit the board to read the post, and therefore will not receive any notifications for future replies. They might then think they have not received any other replies and never visit the board again. Not everyone understands that they will only receive one notification until they visit.

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Re: Include reply in Topic reply notification email

Post by Mick » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:56 pm

Brf wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:55 pm
They might then think they have not received any other replies and never visit the board again. Not everyone understands that they will only receive one notification until they visit.
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Re: Include reply in Topic reply notification email

Post by AmigoJack » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:01 pm

Then the compromise would be... a snippet? Giving the first 200 characters of a post only and ending it with "read more at:". That's a step I would agree with, because most of the times the post wouldn't be there in full (unless it's a rather dull board to begin with). Think of search results displaying posts: by default they also only display 300 characters.
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Re: Include reply in Topic reply notification email

Post by russian2 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:37 pm

I believe this is close to what older https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/prime_notify MOD was offering - it's just that this MOD was not converted to 3.2 yet

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