[RFC|Merged] notification box

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Re: [RFC|Merged] notification box

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I'd go with just unread, too. The distinction between unread and new has been bugging me for a while.

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The distinction between read/unread bugged me too! I will work on making the patch just show unread PMs before submitting the PR.
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Having just unread makes sense and less confusing. Also I always wondered why don't we also have an option of 'Mark messages as read' in the pm page in ucp? Alright I don't want to go off topic here about that, but wouldnt that be handy too so people who don't want to read 1 message at a time by opening it one by one can simply mark them all as read in the inbox page so the notification count goes back to 0? I think that will be useful if you are going to show the count of unread messages instead of new messages.
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Alien_Time wrote:Having just unread makes sense and less confusing. Also I always wondered why don't we also have an option of 'Mark messages as read' in the pm page in ucp? Alright I don't want to go off topic here about that, but wouldnt that be handy too so people who don't want to read 1 message at a time by opening it one by one can simply mark them all as read in the inbox page so the notification count goes back to 0?
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imkingdavid wrote:If you'd like to see this change, please create a new RFC or submit an idea.
I have just created a new RFC for this one here.

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Streamlined/Improved PMs and Notifications in the Header Link List PR: https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb3/pull/1781

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PMs count the number of unread messages in your Inbox
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Top! Very good work!

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+1 to the VSE's idea.
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Hi VSE+, the icon for notification is good. I cant see it very clearly, but I think its like an open envelop, right? Since PM already uses an envelop icon, how about using a 'bell' icon for notification instead? Similar to Google Plus and I believe Yahoo is also using that now. Something like this:
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Sorry the sample above is a bit dodgy. But you get the idea...

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*Daniel wrote:Well if phpBB going have @user tagging, we can't have PM going into people's inbox otherwise they will fill up. Not only that if we are going to have other features where there will be some sort of notification, we would need somewhere to put then.
Is it possible to have the notification show for all Topic replies that the user is subscribed to or have enabled the 'Notify me when a reply is posted' option instead of just notifying only the posts with @user tag?

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