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tbone

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Default Forum Notification Settings..
« on: June 27, 2024, 09:33:25 »
Hello Mathias,

I noticed that the default notification settings in the forum, seem to be, to not notify the user of any updates.
Is that intended? I have to say, I often encounter this in other forums, I always wonder why that is.

If somebody comes and needs help or offers advice, why would the forum not tell about updates on this topic by default?
Could be, that some of the users never come back and see the help they got? It's just a guess.. o)

If anybody is annoyed by notification emails, because he asks a lot of questiosn (like me for example.. o), he can still disable the notficiations, but not enabling these by default? I'm not sure it's helpful to keep the forum and topics alive? Just my two cents of course! o)

Thank you! o)

ps: I only went into the profile settings today, to find these two settings not enabled, after I found a reply of yours by accident!

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Re: Default Forum Notification Settings..
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2024, 22:53:50 »
I don't think the default can be changed for that.
I see now settings to change the default of it



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Re: Default Forum Notification Settings..
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2024, 08:48:02 »
Good Morning Mathias! o)

I am not familiar with SMF as a forum software. Maybe there is no option in an unmodded / native SMF to set the notification defaults!?
I visited the SMF website and looked around in their "Mods" section: https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?action=mods
I searched for "notify", "email", "notification(s)" etc.. and I found this plugin, it seems a popular download with nearly 30k.

"Notify Default On":
https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=1318

Maybe you can install that and the problem is solved, at least for new users?

Thank you! o)

There are more plugins related to notifications, at least one which seems to be able to also change existing notification settings for multiple (existing) users:
"The script works by letting you first select membergroups and then the members within those groups that you want to enable (or disable) notification for. "
https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=2310

Some other related plugins seem to exist as well, not all listed here, just to give an idea:
"Notify Board Subscribers Of New Replies"
https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=4345

"ENotify is an ajax driven notifications mod which allows you to view incoming pms or new replies without refreshing your page"
https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=2198



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Re: Default Forum Notification Settings..
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2024, 09:59:47 »
I will take a look