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Since some threads go way too fast, I believe it would be nice to get some notice when somebody quotes you. Maybe somebody asked a question or whatever and sometimes I just miss them because I never got to read that far back, or because it was a week later after I originally posted.

I know it's feasible, just don't know how hard it would be. Also if it's worth the effort. Is is just me.. or do you think it is a good idea too?
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I do think the idea has potential, because I have been accused before of ignoring posts back to me because it was pages and pages back, so it would be nice to say 'You have had a reply on the F2012 thread' or something into your inbox :D
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In your account preferences theres this option:

Board Preferences -> Edit Posting Defaults -> Notify me upon replies by default: Yes No.

What does that do? Is yours on or off and maybe can we test it?
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I like this idea.
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For the Mods - try this -> http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2119291

Edit: Actually - I think this is more what you're after. A method to display who has 'quoted' you on a post?

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2098508

Or this seems to be a mod already setup to do something similar:

http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/who_quoted_me/
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N12ck wrote:I do think the idea has potential, because I have been accused before of ignoring posts back to me because it was pages and pages back, so it would be nice to say 'You have had a reply on the F2012 thread' or something into your inbox :D
Do you mean that when you post in a thread, and days later you post again, you do not read all the posts in between?
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The forums at macrumors.com has a quote notification - I get a notification whenever someone quotes my message.

Also, I've seen another forum (admittedly vBulletin) that used an "@" function - just like Twitter, and it gives you a notification too.
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Interesting idea.

The @ function like twitter is something I have been after for a while, but so far haven't seen a reliable implementation (and currently I'm prioritising other new things if I have to do it myself)

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hollus wrote:
N12ck wrote:I do think the idea has potential, because I have been accused before of ignoring posts back to me because it was pages and pages back, so it would be nice to say 'You have had a reply on the F2012 thread' or something into your inbox :D
Do you mean that when you post in a thread, and days later you post again, you do not read all the posts in between?
I do most of the time, but if its a rapidly developing thread and I am busy, I wont have time to read 10 pages of posts
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Tomba wrote:Interesting idea.

The @ function like twitter is something I have been after for a while, but so far haven't seen a reliable implementation (and currently I'm prioritising other new things if I have to do it myself)
thats exactley what we need! :D
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N12ck wrote:
hollus wrote:
N12ck wrote:I do think the idea has potential, because I have been accused before of ignoring posts back to me because it was pages and pages back, so it would be nice to say 'You have had a reply on the F2012 thread' or something into your inbox :D
Do you mean that when you post in a thread, and days later you post again, you do not read all the posts in between?
I do most of the time, but if its a rapidly developing thread and I am busy, I wont have time to read 10 pages of posts
But that is exactly how those threads get 10 pages of posts so quickly, and how the same arguments get repeated every 3 pages of those 10. Note also that replies and counterarguments won't necessarily include a quotation.
If a poster thinks his post deserves to be read by the others, one should give the same treatment to the other posters.
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hollus wrote: But that is exactly how those threads get 10 pages of posts so quickly, and how the same arguments get repeated every 3 pages of those 10. Note also that replies and counterarguments won't necessarily include a quotation.
If a poster thinks his post deserves to be read by the others, one should give the same treatment to the other posters.
true, I do check normally, however there has been once or twice that I have missed a post back to myself (very rare) which is why it would be better if we had the @ system
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It’s more an issue with the one dimensional threads structure of current forums. I don’t know the solution but there has to be a better model than structuring threads purely based on time.

Although this is source control it’s the kind of things I'm thinking of, caters for the main thread, branches off topic and pure comments on the topic. Anything deemed relevant could then be committed to the main stream.

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hollus wrote:...and how the same arguments get repeated every 3 pages of those 10. If a poster thinks his post deserves to be read by the others, one should give the same treatment to the other posters.
bcoxa wrote:Anything deemed relevant could then be committed to the main stream.
That's where the votes come in. Good posts get a vote - worthy of a read. Perhaps the mods and the down voting capable users need to be a bit harsher and -1 a bit more of the tripe. The posts are still there to be read, however they're hidden so as not to add unwanted non-relevant information.

Having a method to see just who's quoted you probably takes away from the overall experience. Although I can understand having a filter to see that, the whole point of a forum is to read the entire discussion and participate. I can't help but feel some people will mainly use only this and skip the rest, leading to stupid questions and/or comments simply because they haven't taken the time to absorb the entire thread.

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