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notification when quoted

  1. #1
    bigthink victim of incest
    It'd be cool to get a notification of some type when someone quotes one of your posts.

    thhe thread subscription system is retarded btw. atleast on mobile. I wish subscribed threads bumps and quoted posts acted similar to the inbox notification system
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  2. #2
    AngryIVer Tuskegee Airman [my jade controlled morrigan]
    Agreed. A way to summon people would be cool too. Like, if I wanted to alert you to the thread be able to go @bigthink and have it notify you
  3. #3
    bigthink victim of incest
    does Larry even read these things?

    @lenny
  4. #4
    AngryIVer Tuskegee Airman [my jade controlled morrigan]
    Originally posted by bigthink does Larry even read these things?

    @lenny

    Yeah, but I've noticed he doesn't know how to code. If it wasn't for members like Bueno we wouldn't have half the shit we did manage to get.
  5. #5
    Ghost Black Hole
    rdfrn had that and you could comment on peoples profiles too Lengthy Members Ravishing my Anus! Ow!



    Originally posted by AngryIVer Yeah, but I've noticed he doesn't know how to code. If it wasn't for members like Bueno we wouldn't have half the shit we did manage to get.

    you use vbulliton you faggot shut your mouth
  6. #6
    AngryIVer Tuskegee Airman [my jade controlled morrigan]
    Originally posted by Ghost rdfrn had that and you could comment on peoples profiles too Lengthy Members Ravishing my Anus! Ow!





    you use vbulliton you faggot shut your mouth

    No I don't, moron.
  7. #7
    the man who put it in my hood Naturally Camouflaged
    well whatever you use its gay as fuck
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  8. #8
    AngryIVer Tuskegee Airman [my jade controlled morrigan]
    Yeah, it's also almost 20 years in development, has a thriving community of modders, and has an entire forum dedicated to support. It's neat that Lanny wrote this software or w/e, but in the long run it's unlikely that it would withstand the load of a medium sized community.
  9. #9
    Bueno A Glow-In-The-Dark
  10. #10
    the man who put it in my hood Naturally Camouflaged
    Originally posted by AngryIVer Yeah, it's also almost 20 years in development, has a thriving community of modders, and has an entire forum dedicated to support. It's neat that Lanny wrote this software or w/e, but in the long run it's unlikely that it would withstand the load of a medium sized community.

    its also for fat faggots like you
  11. #11
    Lanny motherfucker
    This has been suggested before. In terms of the concept I don't mind it as an option. The two issues as I see it are:

    - It has to be opt-out to be useful. But that also makes it abusable-by-default. The two ways to do opt-out are mention target full opt-out which means people are going to be crying to me when someone tags them in every shitpost because they have a binary on/off toggle or user-to-user mentioner opt out kind of like "blocking" (e.g. I don't want speckles to be able to flood my notifications with mentions so I go add him to my block list) which in terms of implementation is significantly more work for the server, more effort to code, more effort to maintain and a less intuitive user experience no matter which way you look at it which is an issue because we live in a world where people still PM me because they don't know how to resize images for avatars.

    - The implementation is inherently expensive and a pain in the neck. Right now when someone makes a post we basically just throw it in the database. That's nice. That's fast. That's one query. We don't even need a transaction for it. If we potentially need to send out notifications on every new post then it means to need to parse posts when we get them, we need to do a query for every user mentioned to determine if they exist or not, we need to do at least one more query per notification to be sent out. Then reasonably we need to open a transaction to do all this because there are race conditions like "mention target spawns/disappears/blocks/unblocks while this is happening". Then if we go the "@-mention" route we either need to do this process again during post rendering or create shitty heavy new JS to support mention-by-pk in a way that's half way usable. This is all a big performance hit and requires parse-time restrictions to keep it from being a DoS vector.

    The whole thing is complicated and expensive and probably costs a lot more than it's worth. If someone really wants to do it I'd consider quote only notifications with mention-target binary opt-out to be the best option since there's no read penalty and the UI isn't a total nightmare. But as it stands it's not something I'm super excited about.
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  12. #12
    AngryIVer Tuskegee Airman [my jade controlled morrigan]
    Originally posted by Lanny This has been suggested before. In terms of the concept I don't mind it as an option. The two issues as I see it are:

    - It has to be opt-out to be useful. But that also makes it abusable-by-default. The two ways to do opt-out are mention target full opt-out which means people are going to be crying to me when someone tags them in every shitpost because they have a binary on/off toggle or user-to-user mentioner opt out kind of like "blocking" (e.g. I don't want speckles to be able to flood my notifications with mentions so I go add him to my block list) which in terms of implementation is significantly more work for the server, more effort to code, more effort to maintain and a less intuitive user experience no matter which way you look at it which is an issue because we live in a world where people still PM me because they don't know how to resize images for avatars.

    - The implementation is inherently expensive and a pain in the neck. Right now when someone makes a post we basically just throw it in the database. That's nice. That's fast. That's one query. We don't even need a transaction for it. If we potentially need to send out notifications on every new post then it means to need to parse posts when we get them, we need to do a query for every user mentioned to determine if they exist or not, we need to do at least one more query per notification to be sent out. Then reasonably we need to open a transaction to do all this because there are race conditions like "mention target spawns/disappears/blocks/unblocks while this is happening". Then if we go the "@-mention" route we either need to do this process again during post rendering or create shitty heavy new JS to support mention-by-pk in a way that's half way usable. This is all a big performance hit and requires parse-time restrictions to keep it from being a DoS vector.

    The whole thing is complicated and expensive and probably costs a lot more than it's worth. If someone really wants to do it I'd consider quote only notifications with mention-target binary opt-out to be the best option since there's no read penalty and the UI isn't a total nightmare. But as it stands it's not something I'm super excited about.

    Okay, but let's be honest, how much server load can 12 people mentioning eachother back and forth really create?
  13. #13
    Lanny motherfucker
    Originally posted by AngryIVer Okay, but let's be honest, how much server load can 12 people mentioning eachother back and forth really create?

    A post can have an unbounded number of mentions in it, and initiating a transaction has to lock things, so it can be significant. And ISS is designed to be run on low end hardware. Like sure, I'm not saying it's going to grind everything to a halt, the NiS servers could handle it pretty well, but it's going to take post creation from relatively very fast to kind of expensive and I'm just not convinced that what it does is worth it. I mean yes, probably a good move for increasing engagement (I'm sure people are more likely to read a thread where they get mentioned) but engagement has never really been a central design goal.
  14. #14
    Ghost Black Hole
    oh yeah i could ruin that feature pretty quickly. Just make a thread in half baked and spam

    @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot @Lanny ur a faggot
  15. #15
    A College Professor Space Nigga [your moreover breastless limestone]
    that will overload the potato with the edge connection
  16. #16
    bigthink victim of incest
    Originally posted by Lanny This has been suggested before. In terms of the concept I don't mind it as an option. The two issues as I see it are:

    - It has to be opt-out to be useful. But that also makes it abusable-by-default. The two ways to do opt-out are mention target full opt-out which means people are going to be crying to me when someone tags them in every shitpost because they have a binary on/off toggle or user-to-user mentioner opt out kind of like "blocking" (e.g. I don't want speckles to be able to flood my notifications with mentions so I go add him to my block list) which in terms of implementation is significantly more work for the server, more effort to code, more effort to maintain and a less intuitive user experience no matter which way you look at it which is an issue because we live in a world where people still PM me because they don't know how to resize images for avatars.

    - The implementation is inherently expensive and a pain in the neck. Right now when someone makes a post we basically just throw it in the database. That's nice. That's fast. That's one query. We don't even need a transaction for it. If we potentially need to send out notifications on every new post then it means to need to parse posts when we get them, we need to do a query for every user mentioned to determine if they exist or not, we need to do at least one more query per notification to be sent out. Then reasonably we need to open a transaction to do all this because there are race conditions like "mention target spawns/disappears/blocks/unblocks while this is happening". Then if we go the "@-mention" route we either need to do this process again during post rendering or create shitty heavy new JS to support mention-by-pk in a way that's half way usable. This is all a big performance hit and requires parse-time restrictions to keep it from being a DoS vector.

    The whole thing is complicated and expensive and probably costs a lot more than it's worth. If someone really wants to do it I'd consider quote only notifications with mention-target binary opt-out to be the best option since there's no read penalty and the UI isn't a total nightmare. But as it stands it's not something I'm super excited about.

    would an 'opt in' checkbox, visible* quote notification check (as opposed to a blind mailbox)*, blocking functionality, and a ping restriction solve all of these issues?

    e*
  17. #17
    bigthink victim of incest
    actually there's like 50 lannys, l idk how* the 'parsing' (I think) would know which lanny to notify without the randomly generated words.

    (I know nothing about what I'm talking about btw)

    and @lanny add me on DC nigger
  18. #18
    AngryIVer Tuskegee Airman [my jade controlled morrigan]
    Originally posted by Lanny A post can have an unbounded number of mentions in it, and initiating a transaction has to lock things, so it can be significant. And ISS is designed to be run on low end hardware. Like sure, I'm not saying it's going to grind everything to a halt, the NiS servers could handle it pretty well, but it's going to take post creation from relatively very fast to kind of expensive and I'm just not convinced that what it does is worth it. I mean yes, probably a good move for increasing engagement (I'm sure people are more likely to read a thread where they get mentioned) but engagement has never really been a central design goal.

    I'm being flippant

    Also, make like a 3 mention limit per post
  19. #19
    Cheyes Houston
    Whaiting for beeno reply
  20. #20
    theres nothing that says i am an attention whore more than this.

    ever.

    Originally posted by bigthink It'd be cool to get a notification of some type when someone quotes one of your posts.

    thhe thread subscription system is retarded btw. atleast on mobile. I wish subscribed threads bumps and quoted posts acted similar to the inbox notification system
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