Ok phew. I feared I couldn't even explain a basic thing like that in English :P
[Plugin] Re: Notifications system (1.0)
« Reply #75, on March 28th, 2013, 12:18 AM »
|The way it's meant to be|
That works for me.
Also, when looking through the code the other day, I realised the subtle change that occurs... it actually replaces the old notifications area for board/topic notifications by replacing area=notification in the profile. I take it that was intentional?
Just checking ;)
That would also mean we need to figure out some way of getting people to notify for a given board or topic that they're watching... and that does need to be in the core.
Is that notification on 'new topics', 'new posts in topics you're watching' and 'new posts in topics you're watching but only for the first unread post'?
As for boards, is that 'new topics', 'new topics and new posts in topics you're watching', 'new topics and all new posts'?
There are people who want this stuff >_<
(I'm not sure whether it *should* be, I'm just trying to get a feel for what it currently is and what the plans are for it rather than whether it should do these things.)
What is the difference between "notify" and "watching" a topic? Seems redundant to me?
Oh, it's the same thing, just different terminology (and more sane terminology than 'Notify' seems to be). But there is a big difference between 'all new' and 'new in things you're specifically interested in'. I can well imagine some people wanting notifications on all posts, and some people only wanting notifications on posts they were watching.
plus the notify on all vs notify on unread is something that's easily resolvable via handleMultiple as far as I can think.