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Firdt of all, I like the new notification system. It's an easy way to keep track of what's happening on the forums and the best part is being able to configure what sends notifications and which method it uses to send the notification. With that said, I have some suggestions for improving it.

First, can we configure the notification system to encompass the downloads section as well? For instance, I would like a notification when a file I submitted there is approved or disapproved. Another example would be a notifications about comments being made on a submission. As far as I am aware, the notification system only applies to the forum with the downloads section using a different system.

My other request is with regards to jumping to posts linked in a notification. This causes the jumped-to post to be highlighted in white which is great for finding the post. Unfortunately, the color of the text in the post does not appear to change with the highlight making the post hard to read on the default dark skin. Can the foreground color on the highlighted post be changed to black to improve contrast?

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14 hours ago, Isaiah said:

Firdt of all, I like the new notification system. It's an easy way to keep track of what's happening on the forums and the best part is being able to configure what sends notifications and which method it uses to send the notification. With that said, I have some suggestions for improving it.

I'm pleased you like it! :classic_smile:

14 hours ago, Isaiah said:

First, can we configure the notification system to encompass the downloads section as well? For instance, I would like a notification when a file I submitted there is approved or disapproved. Another example would be a notifications about comments being made on a submission. As far as I am aware, the notification system only applies to the forum with the downloads section using a different system.

You are correct in what you say that the notifications system only works on the forum, however there is now an option to subscribe to files as well. Before on the old forum, you were only ever subscribed to files automatically if in your profile you had the "Automatically subscribe me to every topic I post in" checked. When I built the site from the ground up again for the new forum, I added a new checkbox when you go to submit your file now, which gives you the choice of whether to subscribe or not.

If you subscribe, you will automatically be sent an email when your file is approved or rejected. You will also receive an email on every new post which is made on your download. This behaviour doesn't actually change as it's the same as before, but it's more the way that it's done that has changed. I get the benefit of choosing whether it's an internal of external notification, but this will probably be a lot of work to do so with the amount I have on my plate at the moment, I can't see it happening for a few months at least.

P.S. If you want to subscribe to a file that you've already uploaded, but haven't already subscribed to, you can visit it in the downloads section and click on the "subscribe to this file" link. You can unsubscribe at any time. The same thing is also true for download categories, you can visit them on the site and click the subscribe link, and you'll receive emails for all the files that are posted in that category.

14 hours ago, Isaiah said:

My other request is with regards to jumping to posts linked in a notification. This causes the jumped-to post to be highlighted in white which is great for finding the post. Unfortunately, the color of the text in the post does not appear to change with the highlight making the post hard to read on the default dark skin. Can the foreground color on the highlighted post be changed to black to improve contrast?

This is a setting in the admin panel which is globally changed, I did notice when the site was upgraded that this was happening, but I need to try and choose an exact colour to use (in hex, in case you're wondering) instead of the one which was picked, and it needs to be a colour that doesn't clash with anything. It's more a timing issue really, I just really haven't had time yet to iron out some of the smaller bugs :classic_sad:

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