PICforum alert improvements?

PICforum alert improvements?

Postby BobAGI » Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:31 pm

Hi Ric,
I would like to know if you can modify the behavior of the PICforum alerts in these two ways:

1) Include body of new post in email alert message
This is what is done in the Microchip forum as well as in Embarcadero and EmBlocks.
For EmBlocks I asked the maintainer (he also runs phpBB) to do the modification and he managed to do so quite quickly.
So it seems like it should not be a big deal, really.
But it helps a lot when deciding what to do, if I can help or not.

2) Make the link in the message point to the thread instead of parent forum
Whenever a new thread is opened I get a message, but the view link in the message goes to the forum list rather than to the new thread.
It would be so much more convenient if the first post of the new thread was the target of the link.
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Re: PICforum alert improvements?

Postby ric » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:06 pm

BobAGI wrote:1) Include body of new post in email alert message

This will probably be via one of the official published MODs.
Any chance you could get the EmBlocks webmaster to tell you which one he installed?
Now I'm no longer active on the phpBB forums, I'm out of touch with the latest and greatest ways to do this.

2) Make the link in the message point to the thread instead of parent forum

There two sorts of notifications.
If it's to a topic you have subscribed to, the link will go straight to that topic.
If it's a subscription to a whole forum, it looks like it just takes you to that forum's index.
If anyone can suggest the script changes to get a forum notification to point to the post that triggered it, I'm happy to give it a try. I don't have time to analyse how it works myself right now.
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Re: PICforum alert improvements?

Postby BobAGI » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:29 am

I sent him a PM on his board asking for the info regarding:
1) Including body of new message in email alert
2) Including a link to the newly created thread

Let's see what happens.

Regarding the linking, I get as you say a link to the forum index of the subforum I subscribe to.
On Microchip Forum, where I subscribe to the PIC24 topics subforum, the link I get goes to the new post, which is what I would like.

LATER:
I already got a reply from Gerard (EmBlocks) that goes as follows:
I have changed this in the php on 5-1-2012 :)

The file /includes/functions_posting.php is changed. This is rather simple and you can tweak all the alerts and notifications very simple. Both your questions are solved by editing this file.

Some guidelines how to do this:
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=709655


That is what I got, but it looks like there is a solution at least...
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