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Just deployed the old (well, the new old) activity feed -- and made a few tweaks to the performance of the templates.

You will notice a slight clash in styles --- as older activity was generated using the old templates and newer activity is now being generated using the newer templates.

Let me know if you guys see any issues - thx.
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Just launched some new nifty PM features this afternoon. Nothing big, but should helpful to those of you have a lot of PMs you need to sort through. The changes can be seen below (or in your own inbox):

The UI Changes:
  • The PM Toolbar: Allows you to quickly select messages in your Inbox/Outbox. You can select messages by 'Unread', 'Read' or 'All'  and you can de-select messages by clicking the 'None' link.
  • Instant Delete: The red 'X' next to each pm thread will allow you to quickly delete a PM from your inbox. Note - this does not give you a warning message, it simply deletes the thread from your Inbox.

We should hopefully be adding more tools soon -- these were just some quick additions to you help you guys out :)
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Hey guys,

We just deployed new notification code this morning that allows you to configure your account to receive instant email notifications if you so choose. This was an old feature on ComicVine and its something we're happy to have brought back.

Instant email notifications follow the same rules as the instant pm notifications that are already on the site - you essentially define which actions kick emails off to you. The current actions are:
  • Friend requests
  • When another user comments on your content (blogs, images, reviews, guides, etc.)
  • Wiki submission approvals (not instant approvals, but those that go through moderation)
  • Guide edits by another user (on public guides)
  • Wall posts by another user on your wall
  • Review recommendations
  • @Replies and @Quotes in the forums

By default, we carried over everyone's old PM notification settings - so those should be the exact same. Instant Email notifications are turned off by default, so if you want to receive notifications via email - you are going to have to go to your settings to turn them on. Note that emails are pure text, not html, so they should be easily readable and should provide a link back to the activity that generated the message.

Follow the instructions below to configure your notification settings:
1. Go to your notification settings in your profile:
2. Configure your settings and click 'Save':

3. Sit back and wait for notifications to come through. Note - you may need to check Spam settings on your email and add ComicVine/GiantBomb/AnimeVice to your 'Safe' list.





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Ok dudes - quick update to the @reply and @quote functionality in the boards and the comment system.

We just deployed the following functionality:
  • @replies: These work the same way they currently do. You click the 'Reply' link in the boards/comments to reply to a user. This action also sends a PM to that user letting them know that you replied to them.
  • @quotes: The quote system now works the same way as @replies. When you click the 'Quote' link the boards/comments, you will quote that user in your post and this will also send out a PM to that user letting them know that you replied to them. 
  • Quotes are now truncated when they're displayed. We wanted to clean up all of the crazy nesting that happens in the boards when you quote somebody. If you want to see the entire html of the quoted post, there is a 'more' link that you can click which will pull up that text.
  • These features are now available to every single user on the site. The 200+ post limit has been lifted.
  • Quotes and Replies are now available in comments.

Hope you guys dig the new features and of course, feel free to contact me w/ any bugs or feedback you may have. Thanks.
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OVERVIEW:

Small new feature for you guys and gals. We just launched @replies in the boards and on comments. An @reply is a way for you to directly reply to a somebody else's comment as well as notify them about your reply. We've been noticing users doing this for some time now on the boards - this is just a more formal way to reply to somebody (with the added bonus of kicking off a PM to them to let them know).


FEATURE DESCRIPTION:

To send an @reply to another user on the boards or from within the comment system, click the 'Reply' link next to that user's comment.

This will scroll you down to the reply box, and will append an @username (the author of the post) to the textarea. Go ahead and write your comment and click 'Submit'.

This will post your comment just like it normal, it will also send a PM to the author of the post letting them know that you are responding to them. Note, that you can only reply to one user in your post. Also, typing @username yourself may indicate in the thread that you are replying to a user, but it will not send a PM to that user.


WHO GETS THIS NEW FEATURE:

We are currently testing this new feature with the following users:

 - Staff
 - Our Moderators
 - Users who have 200+ posts


COMING SOON:

This is just the beginning, we're going to be working on the following functionality:

 - @username: will link to the original post.

 - PM Threading: So 2 @replies from the same person will create a single PM

 - @respond back to the user via PM, and have it post in the board

 - Working on a way to allow users to simply type @username in the post and have the system figure it out as if the user had hit the 'reply' button


FEEDBACK:

As you know, your feedback is always welcome - so if there are any tweaks or extended functionality you would like to see - please let us know. Thanks - happy posting.
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