[RFC|Merged] notification box

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XF has it too and I find it to be extremely helpful. Though it doesn't have all options that IPB has.

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Something else, I would like to see some hooks in this as well, so that mod authors can hook into this and have their own messages come up here. One example, when someone rate a image in a gallery mod or when a file has been updated/uploaded in a download mod.
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I've opened a ticket for this: http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-11103

I've also started working on it: https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb3/pull/992
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Screenshot of how it looks now (it obviously needs a lot of work on the style yet).

I'm also keeping a done/to-do list in the PR: https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb3/pull/992
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Nice! keep it goin'!
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Would it be possible to add support for notifying about being quoted?

Also perhaps the number of unread notifications appearing in the favicon like http://xenforo.com/community/resources/ ... dates.274/ ?
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Unknown Bliss wrote:Would it be possible to add support for notifying about being quoted?
That's being discussed in another RFC somewhere, iirc.
Unknown Bliss wrote:Also perhaps the number of unread notifications appearing in the favicon like http://xenforo.com/community/resources/ ... dates.274/ ?
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I've added them to my to-do list. :)

Some ideas on design (where to put the notifications text, or if an icon should be used, where the box should show up, etc) would be good.
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Another notification that I'd like is Bookmarked topics that were updated. Sometimes I bookmark a topic for reference for haven't posted to it or subscribed to it, but it would be nice to see if somebody had updated it.

An alternative would be to automatically subscribe people to topics that they bookmark, but that doesn't fit in this RFC. ;)

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EXreaction wrote:Screenshot of how it looks now (it obviously needs a lot of work on the style yet).

I'm also keeping a done/to-do list in the PR: https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb3/pull/992
What happens if lots of notifications are listed there (enough to fill the screen)? Will the list scroll?

Also, I'd like the list to be categorized by notification type, with fly-out menus giving links to items of that category. For example:

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5 new private messages    > | From User 1
7 new subsciption updates   | From User 2
0 new bookmark updates      | From User 3
                            | From User 4
                            | From User 5
I think that keeping different notification types separate is a good thing. Categorization would also help mitigate the lengthy list problem somewhat (but obviously not entirely -- one category's notifications could more than fill the screen).

With hooks, MODs could add their own categories to the list and notifications to those categories (like *Daniel suggested).

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