Calendar Watch - Automatic for RSVP's? Also Auto Watch for Discussion Thread?

Mouth

Well-Known Member
NixFifty said:
  • Allow events to be watched by users. Watchers will receive notifications when key event information changes, i.e. location, start / end dates, etc.
Two part question :)

1. Do Going and Maybe RSVP users automatically watch the Event? That is, they get the same notifications as a user that is watching the thread, or are the notifications seperate/different?

2. If a user watches an Event, is there also an automatic Thread Watch for the associated discussion thread?
 

Freelancer

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I recognized that if you create an event you do not watch it it seems. I think there should be a certain automatic watch actions be included:

When you create an event
When you RSVP as "going"

I think the thread watch should not be automatic. It is the same with XFRM right? Correct me if I am wrong here.
 

NixFifty

Administrator
Staff member
1. Do Going and Maybe RSVP users automatically watch the Event? That is, they get the same notifications as a user that is watching the thread, or are the notifications seperate/different?
No but I think they should. Makes sense so I'll make the change.
2. If a user watches an Event, is there also an automatic Thread Watch for the associated discussion thread?
Nope.
When you create an event
I might add this like thread create:

 

Mouth

Well-Known Member
I might add this like thread create:
I'd prefer, and think it's more appropriate, that they be within /account/alert-preferences within the Event section. Too much input/options confuses users and make event creation daunting.

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NixFifty

Administrator
Staff member
I'd prefer, and think it's more appropriate, that they be within /account/alert-preferences within the Event section. Too much input/options confuses users and make event creation daunting.

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There'd still be an option in preferences too, like the following, which would serve as the user's default for the event create page:
 

Mouth

Well-Known Member
There'd still be an option in preferences too
You don't think that would be enough? They also need it at event creation time too?
I would think defaults within Alert Options is enough, and if they do/don't want on a per event basis, they can watch/un-watch as the case may be.
 

NixFifty

Administrator
Staff member
You don't think that would be enough? They also need it at event creation time too?
I would think defaults within Alert Options is enough, and if they do/don't want on a per event basis, they can watch/un-watch as the case may be.
I was thinking mostly in terms of being consistent with and going the same route as core XF with thread create where it has the option to set a default in preferences and then an option on thread create to opt-out of your default.
 

Mouth

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I was thinking mostly in terms of being consistent with and going the same route as core XF with thread create where it has the option to set a default in preferences and then an option on thread create to opt-out of your default.
Never been a fan, IMHO even thread create is too busy with poll options etc. But I can see you're point.
 
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