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jj2007
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Notification for new posts

Post by jj2007 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:03 pm

Hi everybody,

Searching the FAQ and the extensions did not produce what I looked for, therefore my question:

Is there a simple way to get notified of new posts in a phpBB forum? You know, the way Thunderbird or WhatsApp (for example) shows you a little white box in the lower right corner saying "emails arrived" or "you got a message"...

The reason is that I am active in several forums and want to be alerted of replies and new posts without staring all the time at these pages in my browser. Two of these forums are run with a software that allows downloading a file using something like hxxps://forum.strawberries.com/index.php?action=unread, and afterwards I can check the file for the string <No unread topics found>. If I don't find that text inside the downloaded file, I know that new posts are available, and open the 'unread' URL. Simple and effective, I just need (and have) a software that checks once in while if new posts arrived.

So what would be the phpBB equivalent for this little hack?

Thanks for feedback and Happy New Year :D

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Re: Notification for new posts

Post by Willoughby_wx » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:25 pm

Interested to know as well if anyone knows !

Thanks
Willoughby

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Re: Notification for new posts

Post by Mick » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:31 pm

If you're looking for something that isn't in the default phpBB package you should search the extensions forums and, if you don't find anything to suit your needs, you can make an extension request.
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Re: Notification for new posts

Post by hoerbert » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:36 am

If I am not totally missing the point

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https://www.phpbb.com/community/search.php?search_id=unreadposts
should exactly be what you are looking for. No need for an extension.

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Re: Notification for new posts

Post by warmweer » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:18 am

jj2007 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:03 pm
Is there a simple way to get notified of new posts in a phpBB forum?
Subscribe to al the forums?
A bug is a feature that hasn't made it to the manual (yet)

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Re: Notification for new posts

Post by Toxyy » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:28 am

jj2007 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:03 pm
Hi everybody,

Searching the FAQ and the extensions did not produce what I looked for, therefore my question:

Is there a simple way to get notified of new posts in a phpBB forum?
New posts since your last visit:
Image
jj2007 wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:03 pm
Two of these forums are run with a software that allows downloading a file using something like hxxps://forum.strawberries.com/index.php?action=unread
Same picture, but the link under new posts (unread posts since last visit):
hoerbert wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:36 am

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https://www.phpbb.com/community/search.php?search_id=unreadposts
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