Mick wrote:Am I in the right place?
parshakov wrote:I don't want to explain every new user how to enable email notifications
How many users truthfully, new or otherwise, have complained to you that they don't get email notifications? In all the years I've been playing with boards I can't remember one where anyone has "complained" about notifications or the lack of, I doubt most new users even know it exists. And, if you do set this to default, you could be accused of spamming.
So far, two users complained about problems with PM since the update. I would for sure find it an inconvenience if I had to go figure out how to enable email notifications in my CP after registering an account. Some new users don't realize that they have such an option, others would go to "Private messages" instead of "Board preferences" in their CP and won't find the setting they need to change.
In addition, most users on my forum come from SMF-based forums where email notifications are default and where the text of a PM is included in the body of the email notification.
parshakov wrote:It would be nice if users could read PM without even opening the forum, but that's a separate story.
How would that work, how would phpBB know that you were the correct person to be reading a PM?
The text of a private message could be included in the email notification.
I did not create my forum to make a profit (I don't even have ads), so I don't want to force users to open the forum every time they receive a new PM. I just want people to communicate / get help in the way they find most convenient.