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Originally when the site moved to the newer version of IPB and the new theme, there was a notification icon on the main page (Index with all the news articles) that displayed any replies to your comments/posts etc.

It's not longer there for me. However, if I click on Forum and go to the main Forum index, the notification area is there.

I'm not sure if this is intentional, or if it's a bug. It's rather irritating to have to go to another page entirely to view any notifications. I hope this is just a bug. Can anyone shed some light? Have I set something incorrectly?

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I don't think we ever had it on the main page. But I agree that it would be nice to have.

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I don't think we ever had it on the main page. But I agree that it would be nice to have.

Hmm. It's possible it was bugged before, but it was however on the main page for a brief period when the initial switch over happened. Or at the very least, it was for me. I loved it.

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Hmm. It's possible it was bugged before, but it was however on the main page for a brief period when the initial switch over happened. Or at the very least, it was for me. I loved it.

I've been begging the devs to do this since I moved from developer to moderator. Maybe I missed it when it was live.

Either way, you have my support :p

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I don't think we had 'em. It probably would be nice anyway to have 'em.

Though I'm not sure how and where they'd stack up

I've been begging the devs to do this since I moved from developer to moderator. Maybe I missed it when it was live.

Either way, you have my support :p

Sure you don't wanna be a cross between the two?

I mean we can write a petition to Neobond

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I don't see it being too difficult to embed the current notification area in the same spot on the main page. In between "Welcome, <username>" and the search bar.

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I don't see it being too difficult to embed the current notification area in the same spot on the main page. In between "Welcome, <username>" and the search bar.

Then there should also be the message icon

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Then there should also be the message icon

Realistically speaking, a new message notification should pop up in...well the notification area :)

Found this image in another thread. This is what WAS on the front page:

1_notifications.png

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Realistically speaking, a new message notification should pop up in...well the notification area :)

Found this image in another thread. This is what WAS on the front page:

1_notifications.png

The they'll have to omit 'Welcome'

I also suggest that if this is going to happen, message icon also gets added

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The they'll have to omit 'Welcome'

I also suggest that if this is going to happen, message icon also gets added

Which would be redundant. If there is a notification icon/area, a new message notification should be in that area. No need to have 2 different notification areas.

Edit: I'm also unclear as to why they would have to omit "Welcome". It works perfectly fine on the forum index, as is.

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Which would be redundant. If there is a notification icon/area, a new message notification should be in that area. No need to have 2 different notification areas.

Edit: I'm also unclear as to why they would have to omit "Welcome". It works perfectly fine on the forum index, as is.

Thats another way to look at it (Y)

I was just thinking about the picture from forum pages

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Thats another way to look at it (Y)

I was just thinking about the picture from forum pages

Yeah. Basically all they need to do is take the piece of code that shows the notification on the forum index, and put it on the main site index. Assuming that piece of code is easily extracted. I rarely receive PM's, so I'm not sure if that notification area already informs you of PM's. If it does, perfect. If not, it would have to be added.

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I was also thinking this would be a nice addition a few days ago...

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I was literally about to create a topic about this. A third icon in the header containing my notifications would be great. It's also quite odd that we don't have one already, since there IS a notifications feature on the mobile forums, available from the four-squares button in the top-right of each page. This was my favourite feature about the last forum upgrade, and it was brutally taken away from us :cry:

For anyone looking for their notifications, they can be found in My Settings > Your Notifications.

I also want to call out the devs to thank them for fixing the "My Content" feature which lists the topics I've posted in, in the order that they were last updated. I missed it so much (:D), but conversely to notifications, it's easily accessible from my "user menu" in the top right, but almost completely inaccessible from the mobile version (I had to bookmark it to make it available from my Android).

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We've never had notifications on main, although I agree it would be nice to have, it would mean we would need to load a bunch of extra javascripts to the main page (slowing it down).

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We've never had notifications on main, although I agree it would be nice to have, it would mean we would need to load a bunch of extra javascripts to the main page (slowing it down).

You don't have to load a bunch of javascripts :p

Just use ajax to implant the html part from the forum page ^^ (will be around 2/5 lines of code)

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We've never had notifications on main, although I agree it would be nice to have, it would mean we would need to load a bunch of extra javascripts to the main page (slowing it down).

Except, as per the image posted above....notifications WERE on the front page for a short time after the first remodel.

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We've never had notifications on main, although I agree it would be nice to have, it would mean we would need to load a bunch of extra javascripts to the main page (slowing it down).

like is shown in the image on the first page, notifications were on the front page with the Atlas theme

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Except, as per the image posted above....notifications WERE on the front page for a short time after the first remodel.

Nope, that was just PM alerts, and those are still on main. I will ask the devs if this is possible though.

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Nope, that was just PM alerts, and those are still on main. I will ask the devs if this is possible though.

Was not only PM alerts. Maybe that's what the intention was, but I rarely ever receive PM's. It showed me whenever anyone responded to my comments in articles/forum posts.

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Was not only PM alerts. Maybe that's what the intention was, but I rarely ever receive PM's. It showed me whenever anyone responded to my comments in articles/forum posts.

yeah because back then the PMs and other alerts were combined in the single list before 3.2.x

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yeah because back then the PMs and other alerts were combined in the single list before 3.2.x

Right. Which is why I'm unsure of why Neobond keeps saying that wasn't the case LOL.

Regardless, however the function was intended to work....it was on the front page and it showed me ALL notifications. Not just PM's. Other's experienced it too. So I'm not going insane haha.

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Nope, that was just PM alerts, and those are still on main. I will ask the devs if this is possible though.

That would be great feature. when i need to check for notification i click on neowin bookmark and then to forum to see it which is an additional step.

+1 from me.

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Any word on this? It really is annoying having to click away from the front page to see if I have any notifications! :)

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