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Rory
Post  Post subject: Notification noise  |  Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:41 pm
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Hey, you know what would be cool (within geekish parameters) - an automatic device notification noise for new posts on the Forum. :geek:

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iNow
Post  Post subject: Re: Notification noise  |  Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:57 pm
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So, you're saying if you leave a browser tab always open and logged in to TSF.org, that you'd like any new posts to automatically create a chime from your speakers (like on FB)?

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Rory
Post  Post subject: Re: Notification noise  |  Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:05 pm
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Yes - like how my Gmail account is synced to my Android...

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Post  Post subject: Re: Notification noise  |  Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:34 pm
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Not sure how that could be done technically given our software. Notifications like that require auto-refresh (at a certain cadence like every 5, 60, or even 600 seconds) of feeds or new post queries, whereas our site requires manual click for new posts to appear. The query is user triggered.

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marnixR
Post  Post subject: Re: Notification noise  |  Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:33 pm
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it hardly seems worth the effort of checking whether the current forum software can support this feature if we don't even have the traffic to make it worth our while

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Rory
Post  Post subject: Re: Notification noise  |  Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:51 pm
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I wasn't expecting that it would be feasible :!:

Was just saying, it would be 8-)

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SkinWalker
Post  Post subject: Re: Notification noise  |  Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:56 pm
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I think it could be fairly easily done on the client side. All you'd need to do is set up a RSS feed reader. Each subforum here has it's own RSS feed as well as a feed for "new posts."

If you're using Android, I think "The Old Reader" app will do the job.

I'll look for the RSS feed in a bit and post it here. I have it set on my reader.


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SkinWalker
Post  Post subject: Re: Notification noise  |  Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:29 pm
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It looks like you can just put the link (feed.php?mode=topics) in your RSS feed reader (i.e. The Old Reader, MS Outlook, etc.) and it will pick up the feed. Then it's a matter of creating the appropriate notification.


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Rory
Post  Post subject: Re: Notification noise  |  Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:04 am
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Thanks!

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