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Post by The Godfather Wed Mar 15, 2023 8:36 am

New: Discover the new feature "Follow members"



Dear community,

Your Forumotion team is pleased to announce a new feature on the Forumotion forums: follow members. The aim here is to enrich interactions between members by offering a new alert system. This way, you won't miss the posts of important and interesting members of your community!

The feature Follow members: the advantages


Whether you are an administrator, moderator or simple user of a forum, it can be very useful to be notified of new content published by certain members.

The action of following a member consists of subscribing to their content (new topics or messages) and receiving an notification according to the preferences chosen.

If this new feature will be successful with the community, we will be able to consider some enhancements (for example, conditioning some actions to the fact of following a member, obtaining rewards, news feed of the actions of followed members, etc.).

Also, here are some differences with some other systems in place:

  • Unlike forum or topic following, member-to-member following focuses on new content from one or more specific members.
  • Unlike the system of friends, the following between members allows you to receive notifications.


How is the Follow members feature?


Once activated, the feature appears on a few pages of the forum: in topics and profiles.

First of all, the action of following (or unfollowing) a member is possible via topics (by hovering over the nickname of the member to follow) or via the page of a profile. Here is how it looks:
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Each user can find the list of members he follows on the forum via the "Followed members" tab in the edition of his profile:

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Other members can see the list of members followed by a member by visiting his profile and accessing the "Followed members" tab, unless the administrator has disabled this option.

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By following another member, you will be notified when a new topic is created or a message is published according to your notification preferences.
Note that to avoid sending you too many notifications when a followed member posts content in a watched forum or a watched topic, we have integrated a priority logic between the different types of notifications. Thus, you will only receive one notification per content.

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Note also that, depending on the theme of the forum and the version used, the rendering will not be the same.

How do I know which members I follow?


To know the list of members you follow, simply go to the edit page of your profile and select the "Followed members" tab. The list of followed members as well as access to their profile and the action of unfollowing them will be present.

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How to configure the visibility of this feature?


For the sake of confidentiality, it may be preferable for some forums not to display the list of members followed by each member. As a reminder, this tab is only available for advanced profiles.

Good news, you can choose whether or not to display the "Followed members" tab on the user's profile.

Administration Pannel  Users & Groups  Users options  Profiles  General options  Displayed tabs

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How do you disable member-to-member following on your forum?


We know that depending on the forums, their way of working and many other criteria, the needs will be different. This is why you have control over activating the feature as follows:

  • Total activation or deactivation of the feature.
  • Display or not of the "Followed members" tab on the advanced profile page (see point 4)
  • Preferences for receiving notifications (email, toolbar or push notification), configurable by each member.



You can completely deactivate or reactivate the feature from the administration panel (the "Advanced" mode of the latter must be activated).

Administration Pannel  Users & Groups  Users  Users options  Allow members to follow each other

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Admins who have customized the templates mentions_tooltip and profil_view_body should consider the changes below.

Hoping this can be useful to you,
Your Forumotion team.


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Post by The Godfather Wed Mar 15, 2023 8:36 am

Administrators who have customized the following template should consider the changes below: mentions_tooltip and profil_view_body.
(Administrators who have not customized these templates are not affected by these modifications natively included in the basic template of the forum)

These changes affect all the versions:

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