Making use of friends list to follow their comments

By Archean
Nov 24, 2010
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  1. Hello guys,

    I was wondering whether it will be possible to make use of friends function in forums; allowing a user to know where people on his/her friends list are commenting and on what, so perhaps if a small box can list say last 5 or 10 comments from a user's friends, it can be useful.

    Something similar is at work at LinkedIn, but its annoying in its own way because it sends email about 'everything' people in your network do, so instead of sending emails to everyone as such, I think having a small box in a corner or even at bottom of the forum page may be more practical.
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,525   +313

    It's a valid suggestion, thanks for the feedback.

    We are preparing a few changes/additions to the forum and the vBulletin backend, but I hadn't considered something similar to what you describe.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,356   +122

    Hello, facebook.
    It might be useful to separate comment notifications on news and different boards.
    IDK, might be helpful.
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,816   +651

    Sounds good.

    I'm also in favour of the opposite end of the spectrum...an "Ignore" button that can be applied to any particular poster.
    Could be invaluble for filtering out the "Guest" postings/drive-by's/trolls/spammers.
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,525   +313

    Well, for now you get AJAX-style posting on the news comments starting today :)


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