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Palak Mathur
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Joined: Jan 29, 2007
Posts: 313

Hi,

I do not know whether this is the right forum for such requests. But I have few requests for some features that I would love to see on the ranch.

1. Is there any way I can keep a watch on the Forum like I do on threads? Suppose, I am interested in Web Services Forum. So, whenever anyone posts a message, I get a notification.
2. There should be a way that I may see notifications on Ranch itself. And to add to it, I should also have option whether to have notifications mailed to my email id or just on ranch.
3. There should be a kind of Live Feed, where updates related to anything like new post on forum, reply to a thread, changes to Wiki, etc. should be fed.
4. I would like to have a Thank You button so that the people don't pile up the post with unnecessary Thank You posts. The current thumbs up button is a good thing, but I think if we would also show Thank you numbers along every user, it would help in reducing the unnecessary posts.

Thank you.

Regards,
Palak Mathur


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Martin Vajsar
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Yes, this is the right forum for this.

I'd say some of these features are already implemented:

1. Scroll down on a forum page and press the Watch button there.
3. Have you tried RSS feeds? There are feeds for forums and threads. (I don't use RSS, though.)
Palak Mathur
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Joined: Jan 29, 2007
Posts: 313

Martin Vajsar wrote:Yes, this is the right forum for this.

I'd say some of these features are already implemented:

1. Scroll down on a forum page and press the Watch button there.


OHH How the damn I missed it!! Copy a button at the top of forum as well!! (I am trying to save my face )


3. Have you tried RSS feeds? There are feeds for forums and threads. (I don't use RSS, though.)

Neither do I. I don't like aggregators like Google Reader as well.
Andrew Monkhouse
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Can you please give an example of what you would like to see for number 3 instead of an RSS feed then?

Alternatively, there is the recent topics list (in the links at the top of the page), and the hot topics list.


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Palak Mathur
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In place of RSS Feed Email based subscription. But now that is resolved. I am watching the forums!!
Palak Mathur
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For point 3, related to Live Feed. Here are the details.

Recent Posts mentions all the posts that are made around the ranch. My idea of a Live Feed is that when I login to ranch I should be taken to the home page with Live Feeds. Live Feed should be from those threads/forums which I am watching/following. Also, it would be a great addition if I can follow people, I would definitely want to follow people like Martin, Bear, Jeanne, Sean, etc. and whenever they make a post it should be available on my Live Feed.
Andrew Monkhouse
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Thanks for clarifying - that sounds interesting, and potentially something we could look into implementing. Since we are all volunteers, I can make no guarantees as to when though.
Palak Mathur
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Joined: Jan 29, 2007
Posts: 313

Yes. I know that you all are volunteers. But when you plan to implement and need any help, I will be willing to join (though I have never implemented anything like that on my own )
Jaikiran Pai
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Joined: Jul 20, 2005
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Palak Mathur wrote:
Recent Posts mentions all the posts that are made around the ranch. My idea of a Live Feed is that when I login to ranch I should be taken to the home page with Live Feeds. Live Feed should be from those threads/forums which I am watching/following. Also, it would be a great addition if I can follow people, I would definitely want to follow people like Martin, Bear, Jeanne, Sean, etc. and whenever they make a post it should be available on my Live Feed.


So technically a filter/subset of what "Recent Posts" shows, filtered out based on a set of criteria specified by a user's profile.

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Palak Mathur
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 29, 2007
Posts: 313

Correct.
Palak Mathur
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 29, 2007
Posts: 313

To add to it not only Recent posts but updates in the wiki as well if subscribed.
Jaikiran Pai
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I am not aware of a way to subscribe for changes to wiki articles. I kind of remember a similar thread about this but can't find it now.

Palak Mathur
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Joined: Jan 29, 2007
Posts: 313

Jaikiran Pai wrote:I am not aware of a way to subscribe for changes to wiki articles. I kind of remember a similar thread about this but can't find it now.



Was it on code ranch or on some other blog?
 
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