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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: November 15, 2015 (06:24 AM)
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You might have noticed a bunch of junk messages on the forums and blogs and at the end of one of my old reviews. There's a reason for that: I've been working on a new feature!

That feature is "Notifications," and you'll see it reflected in the top bar on the site now, right next to your "Mail" link.

The notifications feature is something I've wanted to do for some time now, and I hope you'll find it useful. Now if someone leaves feedback on your review, you'll get a message in your Notifications area, even if it's feedback for an old review you haven't thought about in ages. If someone replies to a blog post, the same thing will happen, and you'll also get a note if you post a thread on the forums and people reply.

This should prove handy if the site sees more activity in the future, so you don't head away for a few days and miss an interaction. The "Notifications" are will keep a record of any activity, but you don't have to use it unless you want to. As you browse the site and view responses the old-fashioned way, that will delete the notice from your Notifications area, so that it only lets you know about stuff you haven't already seen.

I've tested the feature as much as I can on my own, and it seems to work as intended. Please do note that there's one "glitch" I couldn't fix: it won't work on old threads, because those didn't have an author_id associated with them. New threads will, and you should still be able to see any new feedback threads for older reviews you might have on the site.

Thanks for continuing to use HonestGamers, and I hope you'll enjoy making use of the new feature!

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto on secret doors to another world

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Author: PoeticPaladin
Posted: November 15, 2015 (10:02 PM)
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This is great.

Funnily enough, I was actually looking around for something like this yesterday.

I'm really happy to have this in place, hopefully it'll make keeping track of ongoing discussions I'm involved in a little bit easier.

~~The brand spankin' new Community Manager of HonestGamers~~

"Caution and critical thinking is better than recklessness. In essence, Discretion is the better part of Valor." - Paraphrased Shakespeare

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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: November 16, 2015 (04:45 AM)
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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: November 16, 2015 (07:38 PM)
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I like this. I remember thinking at one point that it'd be nice to know when someone commented on one of my reviews, but I guess when the "view last 20 posts" feature came along, I kind of forgot to mention it because I check the site often enough that it'd be hard for me to miss too much.

But this is a nice touch. Don't even need to scroll down to know if someone's said something.

I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle

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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: November 20, 2015 (09:33 PM)
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Cool. This seems quite useful.

[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will

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Author: sashanan
Posted: November 21, 2015 (06:40 AM)
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I am Sashanan and I approve of this feature.


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