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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (18 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 113
Released: 14 Aug 2010 Last Update: 15 Aug 2010 Downloads: 508
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If you wish to subscribe forum for notification about new threads - there're only daily and weekly emailing options. This mod add choice of immediate email notification.

This mod is developped here http://github.com/rcdesign/vb-instant_new_thrd_notify . Patches are welcome.

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Old 29 Nov 2012, 03:41
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This was the first thing my users wanted when I moved from UBBThreads to VB! Super!
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Old 01 Jan 2013, 09:26
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Perfect, simple and very useful thank you
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Old 09 Jan 2013, 21:34
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Hmmm I just installed this on 4.2.0 PL2 and subscribed to a forum as "Instant" and not seeing any emails once I start new threads in that forum.... Any ideas?

Also, if I subscribe to an entire forum/sub-forum, does this plugin only notify you of new threads? or does it also notify me of new posts within that forum?
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Old 09 Jan 2013, 23:08
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I think it's designed not to notify you of your own threads since presumably you already know you've started a thread.

It notifies of new threads only. At that point you can use vb's regular subscription function to get instant notification of replies.
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Old 10 Jan 2013, 19:30
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Yeah, that is understood. But if it only notifies of new threads then wouldn't that make the 'Instant' Notification Preference a bit inconsistent?

For example:

Users can choose "Instant Notifications by Email" only for threads to tell them of any new posts.

With this plugin, users will choose "Instant Notifications" while in a forum and it will only send them information on new threads. An unassuming user would think it would give them instant updates for anything, but it doesn't. Sure, it's logical that while subscribing to a forum it will only let you know of new threads, but I have users that need to keep track of ANY updates to ANY threads and posts inside a specific forum. And they are not replying in these particular threads so setting the automatic subscription method in their user settings will not help here. I would just like any updates inside a particular forum/sub-forum to be sent instantly via email.

Any solutions for this? RSS?
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Old 11 Jan 2013, 00:44
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It sounds as if you're overthinking it without trying it. It's been a while, but as I recall all this does is add an option to the appropriate dropdown for instant notis alongside the default vb options of delayed notis.

Yes, I suppose if done right RSS would work, if they're savvy enough to implement it. FWIW, I recently noticed Tapatalk has instant notis of subscribed threads but after a day or two of the constant bonging I turned them off.
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Old 12 Jan 2013, 01:39
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I don't think there is an over-thought here.

I just have users that are looking for a "feed" that alerts them of any activity that takes place (be it new threads, new posts, etc) within a sub-forum --- Without ever having to manually subscribe. The user would only subscribe once to the forum/sub-forum they choose and get all the updates they need.

The daily digest which is built in works. And this plugin for instant thread-only notifications works. But vBulletin has no way of notifying users of new posts in existing threads... threads that the users are not aware of. Users have to subscribe to each individual thread manually if they want instant updates.

I am guessing that this isn't a feature because of how busy the server would be with every post alerting users who subscribed instantly. But this particular kind of "feed" notification would be used in a forum with low activity, and low post count.
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Old 12 Jan 2013, 02:43
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Stop and think for a minute what you're proposing though. Forced email subscriptions regardless if you want it, unless you manually opt out. Really Bad Idea IMHO.

And have you thought ahead a bit to when people's email addys start going bad? Members drop out, drop dead, change ISP's, etc. Bad enough to have a ton of bounced emails from those that purposely asked for the emails!
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Old 14 Jan 2013, 22:49
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It's a bad idea for a public forum, that's for sure. But a good idea for a private forum used for business / projects in software development. Keeps people in the loop of new threads and new posts therein. Emails won't go bad because if an employee drops, their forum account is inactive/deleted. Subscription emails don't apply then.

Regardless of all this, my lazy users will stick to Daily Updates for Thread + Post updates Choosing "Instant" with this plugin is only for threads and that is not good enough for them.

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Old 15 Jan 2013, 04:04
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Thx, really useful
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Old 13 Mar 2013, 00:09
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Has anyone had problems with bad formatting with HTML when the emails are sent? I seem to have a problem where people have changed the color of a font.. See example below

COLOR=#333333]pro: exterior looks great[/COLOR]
COLOR=#333333]pro: /COLOR]iphoneCOLOR=#333333][/COLOR] connector in convenient location
COLOR=#333333]pro: generally feels more solid[/COLOR]
pro: not forced to have tinted rear windows
COLOR=#333333]pro: has upmarket appeal, has 'the badge'[/COLOR]

Many thanks

Adam
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Old 18 Dec 2013, 12:11
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I'm very interested in the Instant New Thread Notification. Could you may tell me if there is a way to use it with vB 4.2.x?
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Old 18 Dec 2013, 16:17
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Originally Posted by Strik3 View Post
I'm very interested in the Instant New Thread Notification. Could you may tell me if there is a way to use it with vB 4.2.x?
It should work with any vb4 version. Are you having some specific trouble?
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Old 18 Jun 2015, 06:54
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I don't think anyone needs this mod anymore because it is already built-in vb board.
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Old 18 Jun 2015, 11:19
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Originally Posted by fxdigi-cash View Post
I don't think anyone needs this mod anymore because it is already built-in vb board.
I don't think that's true. "New Thread" notification is basically subscribing to a forum, and if you subscribe to a forum (without this mod installed) for some reason you aren't given the option of "Instant Notification by Email". This mod adds that option.
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