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Auto-Watch option #254730
01/30/14 06:22 AM
01/30/14 06:22 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
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BellaOnline Offline OP

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I just upgraded to 7.5.8 - in general the update went seamlessly.

One change I have to make with each upgrade is I go in and turn all the "watch this thread" to automatically be on. That greatly increases return rate, when they get alerts on each response to their post. Facebook and most other systems do this kind of alert.

Can we please have an option in the forum so that this is the default?

Here's what I do:

Code
TO AUTO CHECK WATCH OPTION

/scripts/newpost.inc.php
line 167, add checked (as in text) before ending slash:
<input type=\"checkbox\" id=\"dofav\" name=\"dofav\" value=\"1\" class=\"form-checkbox\" />

/scripts/newreply.inc.php
line 230, add checked (as in text) before ending slash:
<input type=\"checkbox\" id=\"dofav\" name=\"dofav\" value=\"1\" class=\"form-checkbox\" />

/templates/default/quickreply.tpl
add near top:
<input type="hidden" name="dofav" value="1" />

/scripts/adduser.inc.php
around line 672 look for:

$query = "
insert into {$config['TABLE_PREFIX']}USER_PROFILE
(USER_ID,USER_FLOOD_CONTROL_OVERRIDE,USER_REAL_EMAIL,USER_TOTAL_POSTS,USER_TITLE,USER_TOTAL_PM{$regfields})
values
('$Uid','-1','$Email_q',0,'$Title_q',1{$regvalues})
";

change to

		//LISA CHANGE 9/22/2012 TO INITIALIZE TO EMAILING ENTRIES
	$query = "
		insert into {$config['TABLE_PREFIX']}USER_PROFILE
		(USER_ID,USER_FLOOD_CONTROL_OVERRIDE,USER_REAL_EMAIL,USER_TOTAL_POSTS,USER_TITLE,USER_EMAIL_WATCHLISTS,USER_TOTAL_PM{$regfields})
		values
		('$Uid','-1','$Email_q',0,'$Title_q',1,1{$regvalues})
	";
		//END LISA CHANGE


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Re: Auto-Watch option [Re: BellaOnline] #254736
01/30/14 09:57 AM
01/30/14 09:57 AM
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Unfortunately, a user needs to "opt in" to emails, so automatically setting things to send them messages is against most ISP's spam prevention methods.


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Re: Auto-Watch option [Re: BellaOnline] #254743
01/30/14 12:01 PM
01/30/14 12:01 PM
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BellaOnline Offline OP

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Gizmo -

It's just that the checkbox would by default be checked - they can still turn it off if they want. The default now is that it is *not* checked and most users don't bother to check it, so they never know that they get responses. Then they get grumpy.

Lisa


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Re: Auto-Watch option [Re: BellaOnline] #254744
01/30/14 01:37 PM
01/30/14 01:37 PM
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They're not opting in though; I had a huge fight with Yahoo over it; by checking the box for them by default they're not taking the action to opt in directly by themselves...


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Re: Auto-Watch option [Re: Gizmo] #254764
01/31/14 06:28 PM
01/31/14 06:28 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,004
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
They're not opting in though; I had a huge fight with Yahoo over it; by checking the box for them by default they're not taking the action to opt in directly by themselves...


Automatically adding things to a "Watch List" is one thing, emailing every time a reply to something added to your Watch List is another thing.

See http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=editdisplay

By default should anything added to your Watch Lists be emailed to you?
Yes/No

On a fresh install of UBBT 7.5.8, the default email notification is "No"

EDIT: I do agree with Bella, regarding that all new posts and replies should be added to the user's watch list by default -- but emailing these replies should be checked-OFF/set as NO, by default. And this should be a mandatory questions asked during the New User Registration screen.


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