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==The problem==
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==The problems==
Forum notifications appear on /message/index.php is annoying and confusing.
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Forum notifications appear on /message/index.php which is annoying and confusing. There two closely related problems:
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* Each forum post notification consumes a lot of screen real estate. See the below screenshot for an example.
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* Forum notifications appear to be coming from the author of the forum post and so are displayed among personal messages. For example if two users, Mary and John, are having a conversation via personal messages and Mary posts in a forum, John's notification of that post will appear among their personal messages as if it were a personal message from Mary.
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[[Image:Forumnotificationsinmessaging.gif]]
  
 
==Possible solutions==
 
==Possible solutions==
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* Reduce the real estate consumed by forum notifications and visually differentiate them from personal messages.
 
* Differentiate messages and notifications.
 
* Differentiate messages and notifications.
 
* Try to avoid putting forum notifications through the messaging system.
 
* Try to avoid putting forum notifications through the messaging system.
 
* Are there any other alternatives?
 
* Are there any other alternatives?

Revision as of 02:32, 11 October 2010

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WARNING: Under construction RIGHT NOW!

The problems

Forum notifications appear on /message/index.php which is annoying and confusing. There two closely related problems:

  • Each forum post notification consumes a lot of screen real estate. See the below screenshot for an example.
  • Forum notifications appear to be coming from the author of the forum post and so are displayed among personal messages. For example if two users, Mary and John, are having a conversation via personal messages and Mary posts in a forum, John's notification of that post will appear among their personal messages as if it were a personal message from Mary.

Forumnotificationsinmessaging.gif

Possible solutions

  • Reduce the real estate consumed by forum notifications and visually differentiate them from personal messages.
  • Differentiate messages and notifications.
  • Try to avoid putting forum notifications through the messaging system.
  • Are there any other alternatives?