New feature: Watches (a.k.a as Notifications) and Bookmarks
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
One of the most-requested features for the Saloon has been a better email notification system, particularly the ability to have those for all topics -not just the ones you have started yourself- and the ability to turn them on some time after the initial post.
As of today, the Saloon has Topic Watches. At the bottom of each post you'll see a button called "Watch topic", next to the Reply and Post buttons. Clicking it will cause that topic to be watched for you, meaning you'll get an email to the address you entered into your Saloon profile whenever someone posts in that topic. The email contains a link to the topic, and instructions on how to turn the notification off. So if you ever get tired of receiving them, there's an easy way out. (That's different from the email notifications the UBB software provides - once turned on for a topic, that could not be turned off.) You will then be shown your personal Topic Watch page. It lists all topics you are watching, has links to them, lets you turn email notification on or off, and delete them. The page is also accessible directly through the "My Watches" link at the top any Saloon page. If you turn off email notification for a topic, the watch becomes more like a bookmark.
Note that you won't get a notification for your own posts.
The number of watches is initially limited to 20, but we hope to remove that limit once we're sure that this causes no performance problems.
There's also a little icon for posting a topic to the social bookmarking site del.icio.us. If you haven't used del.icio.us so far, check it out - it's the 21st century version of browser bookmarks. Very cool. You need to be registered and logged in to del.icio.us for this to work.
Note: Before you can use any of this, you'll need to log out of the Saloon, and log back in. Some changes to the way the site handles users and logins were necessary, and this is a side effect of that. [ August 19, 2007: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
Originally posted by Christophe Verre: Manish, you must first logout, and re-login to use this new feature.
Thanks! It worked fine!
And thanks a billion for adding this feature!
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Originally posted by Vivek Pandey: I am currently watching this topic
I got three email notifications that this topic was updated . However I found that only one update was dont to this update.
My first reaction was that a post may have been edited -which counts as an update- but that's not the case in that topic. So I'd say someone posted and then the post was deleted (which would be two updates leaving behind no trace of any change).
Joined: Nov 29, 2005
It rocks. I can make use of it to keep track of all the useful posts.