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subscribing to all sub-fora within a parent forum

by cooch17 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:27 pm

Greetings --

Been a fairly longtime user of this mod (in fact, this is the mod that keeps me with phpbb, period). Does everything I could want, except (as some users have pointed out), one thing. Seems like the default for boardwatch does not make sub-fora inherit 'subscriptions' from higher-level fora.

To illustrate, suppose I have the following structre to my phpbb board:

Topic ABC
subforum a1
subforum a2
subforum a3

Topic DEF
subforum b1
subforum b2
subforum b3


So, a user wants to get *everything* posted to a particular topic (say, Topic ABC). They subscribe to Topic ABC, then tweak the appropriate options for post notifications. but they don't actually get anything from subfora a1 -> a3. They only get post notifications if they subscribe directly to subfora a1 -> a3.

So, if this shoudln't be the case, then something is wrong with my setup. If not, then consider this 'requested feature' tweak.
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Re: subscribing to all sub-fora within a parent forum

by asinshesq » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:22 pm

Hi, cooch17. I assume in your example you mean Forum ABC and Forum DEF, correct?

This mod does not change the regular way phpbb provides for users to subscribe to topics and forums...it just provides a way to subscribe at once to all posts on the board and provides options for users to get emails for new posts more frequently than once in between visits.

So if you want users to be able to subscribe to sub forums below a forum without subscribing to each individual sub forum you would need an entirely different mod. Have you checked to see if that exists? It wouldn't be hard to build but I have no plans to do it. Hopefully someone else already has...
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Re: subscribing to all sub-fora within a parent forum

by cooch17 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:17 pm

asinshesq wrote:Hi, cooch17. I assume in your example you mean Forum ABC and Forum DEF, correct?


Correct.

This mod does not change the regular way phpbb provides for users to subscribe to topics and forums...it just provides a way to subscribe at once to all posts on the board and provides options for users to get emails for new posts more frequently than once in between visits.

So if you want users to be able to subscribe to sub forums below a forum without subscribing to each individual sub forum you would need an entirely different mod. Have you checked to see if that exists? It wouldn't be hard to build but I have no plans to do it. Hopefully someone else already has...


Alas, your last comment reflects what a few users have asked for. They want to subscribe to ABC (for example, and set up post notifications for that subscription, and have it carry through to all the subfora.

There is no phpbb subscription option to trickle the subscriptions down to the subforum, and (per your query) I didn't find any existing mod which implements this feature.
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