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Suggestion Notification of subscribed threads on mobile

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Pranav-Arora
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Jun14-11, 10:59 PM
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Hi!!
It is very sad to know that Physics Forums don't have a facility of Mobile Notification for the subscribed threads. Like Facebook gives instant notification on our mobile phones, Physics Forums does not have this facility. It would be much convenient since again and again opening the PC for checking the notification is time consuming!!
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Jun15-11, 12:57 AM
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But you can set PF up so that you receive email subscriptions. Most phones nowadays can retrieve email...
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Jun15-11, 01:25 AM
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But you can set PF up so that you receive email subscriptions. Most phones nowadays can retrieve email...
Ya i know but most of the users may have mobile which don't support e-mail.

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Jun15-11, 01:52 AM
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Notification of subscribed threads on mobile

I still doubt it would be used much. If you're a person who really wants these notifications (typically your younger member) then you'll likely have a smartphone, otherwise you'll be happy logging into PF through your computer.

Also, it's good to remember that PF is nothing like the size of facebook: we have 0 staff on the payroll!
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Jun15-11, 02:13 AM
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Quote Quote by Pranav-Arora View Post
Ya i know but most of the users may have mobile which don't support e-mail.
Wait, you're wanting to help people who have phones without e-mail, yet you're suggesting what I can imagine is an 'app', which those phones won't support it anyways?
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Jun15-11, 03:08 AM
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Wait, you're wanting to help people who have phones without e-mail, yet you're suggesting what I can imagine is an 'app', which those phones won't support it anyways?
I am not suggesting an app, i am suggesting notification using SMS.
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Jun15-11, 03:15 AM
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I am not suggesting an app, i am suggesting notification using SMS.
ahhh
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Jun15-11, 05:58 AM
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I used to have email notification on my iphone but it was too distracting. Getting 30 odd emails a day wasn't helping my workload.
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Jun15-11, 06:23 PM
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I just checked with my smartphone.

It turns out that I can't find whether there are any posts in the threads I'm subscribed to.
There seems to be no shortcut to see the subscribed threads.
That is, when I enter through http://physicsforums.com.

However, I found a workaround by going to: http://physicsforums.com/subscription.php.
Here I can see my subscribed threads!

And of course, besides that, I also get e-mail notifications.
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Jun15-11, 06:49 PM
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I can't even imagine subscribing to a thread. I deal with way too many.
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Jun15-11, 06:57 PM
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
I can't even imagine subscribing to a thread. I deal with way too many.
Yes, but then, you're a god like creature!
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Jun15-11, 07:35 PM
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Yes, but then, you're a god like creature!
(How do you do it?!)
The ways of the Supreme Lard are inscrutable.
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Jun15-11, 07:42 PM
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The ways of the Supreme Lard are inscrutable.
I have nightmares about threads, I don't need to subscribe to them.
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Jun15-11, 09:42 PM
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
I have nightmares about threads, I don't need to subscribe to them.
I wish you could subscribe to people. That would bring endless joy for me.
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Jun15-11, 09:48 PM
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I wish you could subscribe to people. That would bring endless joy for me.
I can e-mail you every time I do something.
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Jun15-11, 11:38 PM
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
I have nightmares about threads, I don't need to subscribe to them.
How do you do it, to respond so quickly if you don't have a notification in place?
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Jun15-11, 11:45 PM
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How do you do it, to respond so quickly if you don't have a notification in place?
I just notice that a reply has been made.
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Jun15-11, 11:49 PM
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I just notice that a reply has been made.
Doesn't that mean you have forum lists open all the time, and that you keep refreshing them?
I can see that it would work for 1 or 2 sub forums..... but I post in many more.

Edit: Wait! I think I get it. I think you have the main forum page open and refresh it when you're done with a post!


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