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  1. omarf added a post in a topic Paid memberships   

    Great, thanks Charlie.
  2. omarf added a post in a topic Follow forums instant notification for all messages   

    I understand the concept, but it's not working that way. Below is my Follow this setting for the Product Feedback forum. There have been a ton of new messages posted since I started following it, but I only received a few notifications by email.

    Obviously, it's not sending me a an email when new content is posted.
    I would like to know how this feature is supposed to work and if it's possible to receive an email when a new post is made in the followed forums. (Not just a new topic's first post, but every post.)
  3. omarf added a post in a topic Follow forums instant notification for all messages   

    It doesn't appear to be working that way.
    For example, I am following the Product Feedback forum and there are 9 topics with new content right now, but I have not received any email notifications about them.
  4. omarf added a topic in Pre-Sales Questions   

    Follow forums instant notification for all messages
    Is it possible for users in v4 to Follow the forums they like and get immediate email notifications for every message posted?
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  5. omarf added a post in a topic Paid memberships   

    Thanks. Can this be tested in the demo?
  6. omarf added a post in a topic Teaser content for guests, full access for paid members   

    @wmarcy, I looked through the plugins of the v4 marketplace, but did not see anything that would do this. Can you post the name or link please?
  7. omarf added a topic in Pre-Sales Questions   

    Teaser content for guests, full access for paid members
    Is it possible to set up permissions in v4 so that guests can see only the teaser content of articles? (i.e. first paragraph or up to a "read more" line)
    Can this be tested in the demo?
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  8. omarf added a topic in Pre-Sales Questions   

    Paid memberships
    I'm trying out a demo of the IPS v4 suite and can't see how it would be set up as a paid-membership site. Is this functionality disabled in the demo?
    Here's what I need for my site:
    Sell annual membershipsElevate paid members to a group "Active Members" and give them access to everythingDowngrade expired memberships to "Inactive Members" with privileges identical to those of Guests 
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  10. omarf added a post in a topic Notifications / Following   


    Perhaps, but if something works really well and keeps users engaged (which is the point of having an online community) it shouldn't be discounted because it doesn't conform to established norms.

    In fact, Google Groups operates in this manner. Your choice of push or pull notification.


    This is true, and the $5/month hosting plan won't cut it. I'd be perfectly OK with having the feature available as a plugin, just as m2f was. If the core is designed in such a way that a plugin can modify the email behavior, then the suite will work on the least capable servers while still being flexible enough for us niche users who have enough server power. :smile:

    Email integration is a need expressed by others, too:

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    What about Mandril integration - that was being discussed as a possibility?
  11. omarf added a post in a topic Notifications / Following   

    Then the admin could turn it off. Having it as an option would be best, and let the user select it if the admin allows it. I doubt most of your customers' boards reach the 100k per forum daily level, and mine certainly doesn't - not even close, but it's a commercial board with paid subscriptions so it's important to keep users engaged.

    What happens otherwise is that users with questions end up posting, while those with answers visit the forums less often and eventually lose interest. When they do visit the forum, they see too many new messages and after a cursory glance mark them all as read.

    My current board is a hybrid - a phpBB2 forum with mail-to-forum (m2f) functionality of a listserve and users can choose how they want to interact - on the web, or by email. However, it lacks good CMS integration so I'm waiting to see what the 4.0 Suite will be able to do. If it could do what m2f does, I'd be willing to pay for that.
  12. omarf added a post in a topic Notifications / Following   


    Will it be possible to get notifications for ALL posts in 4.0?

    Discussions often wander and if the post from which a notification is emailed doesn't seem interesting to the user, he/she would miss a pertinent and interesting discussion that follows.
  13. omarf added a topic in Pre-Sales Questions   

    Notifications / Following
    How are the notifications supposed to work?

    I see elsewhere in the IPS Community forums discussions about some users disliking being notified for every new post in a followed forum, but I can't get that to work for me. The best I can get is one notification by email, but if I go to the forum, I can see there are multiple posts after the one for which I received the notification.

    I would prefer to have the option to receive notifications about ALL posts in a forum i choose to follow.

    Am I missing a setting or is this how it's designed?


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  14. omarf added a comment on a blog entry 4.0 - Email templates   

    Now you're just being coy. :-)
  15. omarf added a comment on a blog entry 4.0 - Email templates   

     
    Wouldn't a reply by email work best for forum posts, then? No need for a reply button within the email body, but the user would reply using the email client.