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    Another idea, not so much a design issue; rather an implementation issue.

    Lets say a user posts a thread. Then, I reply to that thread/post.

    The user will get the email saying someone has replied to their thread.

    Now lets say I re-read what I said, and edit it.

    I think there should be a checkbox on the edit page that will determine whether or not the original poster is notified of this change.

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    RE:alert for post

    Quote Originally Posted by bfsog
    Another idea, not so much a design issue; rather an implementation issue.

    Lets say a user posts a thread. Then, I reply to that thread/post.

    The user will get the email saying someone has replied to their thread.

    Now lets say I re-read what I said, and edit it.

    I think there should be a checkbox on the edit page that will determine whether or not the original poster is notified of this change.
    that would be best if the person who posted the topic, or the people who post, decide wether or not to recive these posts, however having the person who posts sending these emails could become a nuisance
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    The reasoning behind it is: lets say the change I make is a significant one, what if my original post did not quite solve the issue, but my edit did?

    And, in every users control panel, where you decide if you receive notifications, all thats needed is to edit the text for "receive notifications" to include "receive notifications when posts are edited".

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    If this was implemented, edit notifications could be used to spam / annoy people. It would be a new way of starting a flame war. However, this could be stymied by those notifications going out at most, every x minutes, or whatever.

    What I'd do (and hopefully the load for something like this wouldn't be too bad) is this:

    Poster A creates thread
    Poster A subscribes to thread for notification of new posts
    Poster B replies
    Poster A gets notification of post
    Poster B edits reply

    When Poster A checks the thread, a personal notification would pop up at the top of the thread stating that the thread in general, or a specific post, has been edited since the notification went out.

    This notification could detail who edited what, when, etc. A CVS of sorts. I know the WDF staff could use this type of detail from time to time.
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    Yes thats what I kind of had in mind.

    Partly because, to follow Wired's example

    Poster A creates thread
    Poster A subscribes to thread for notification of new posts
    Poster B replies
    Poster A gets notification of post/views post
    Poster A replies seeking more help/clarity
    Poster B edits reply to save posting again.

    The last 2 points, Poster A follow up post may not warrant a whole new post, it may be a short answer.

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    In that case bfsog, poster B should post again, as it is a direct reply to a post. If someone was to read the post later on, they wouldn't know why it was edited, and would inevitably become confused about it all.
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    i suppose this idea might work only if you can turn it on and off, however, in many cases it would be intellegent and almost necessary for individual members to return to the forum to see if any changes were made
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    notices could go out on a weekly basis, or added to the next notification email.
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    Its a good site and I am happy with it. As per me there should be a button or indicator to show the new threads and if we have posted to a particular post.


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