Possible to subscribe to a user?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by keysofanxiety, May 22, 2015.

  1. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Hi MacRumours,

    Is there an easy way to be notified when a certain user comments on a thread that you've commented on, or is there anything similar to that? Sorry if it seems like an odd request :eek:
     
  2. Meister Suspended

    Meister

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    So you plan to stalk another poster ... :p

    The new xenforum software will have a follow button, but I think it's the same as the friend feature the current forums have.

    If someone is on your contact list, their posts will appear bold in the forum spy, but there is no way to get notifications whenever they post something.
     
  3. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    You got me Meister, I've got a collection of their binned toenail clippings and brush hair. The last logical step, naturally, is following what they're doing on MacRumours :D :p

    Thanks for the reply though dude, I guess I'll have to start throwing people some friend requests.
     
  4. AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    I'm not aware of this feature being available on the current forums, and when it migrates to xenforums, it appears the closest thing will be the ability to follow people and view their activity in a news feed. Following has worked for me, but viewing any sort of news feed has proved to be elusive.
     
  5. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Good afternoon AngerDanger,

    Thank you for taking the time to respond! I wasn't aware that the forums would be migrating so I think I'll wait until that happens and see what new features are available.

    Have a great weekend!
     
  6. Meister Suspended

    Meister

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    It appears to me that the "follow feature" in xenforum is the same as the current friend feature.
     
  7. AngerDanger, May 23, 2015
    Last edited: May 23, 2015

    AngerDanger macrumors 68030

    AngerDanger

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    Indeed. Technically, it is possible for the follow feature to be more like a subscription, but they don't have it enabled (or I cannot find it) in their current configuration of xenforums. :(

    Edit: I just figured out how to view activity of people you follow on xenforums.macrumors.com:
     

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