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