OHB Notifications?
BotB Academy Bug Reports and Feature Requests
Level 9 Mixist
post #89234 :: 2017.08.16 12:39pm
I think a checkbox option that allows BOTB to send an email that notifies you when a OHB goes down would be really helpful for people like me who either keep missing them, or don't have enough time to participate in them seriously without having to resort to terrible shitposting.
Level 27 Chipist
post #89235 :: 2017.08.16 1:35pm :: edit 2017.08.16 1:37pm
  sleeparrow, anewuser, puke7 and Xyz liēkd this
you can follow follow https://twitter.com/battleofthebits and get email / mobile / sms (edit: / desktop) notifications that way. probably twitter doesn't let you do that on a per-account basis though, so if you already have a twitter you'd have to make a second account for that purpose.

i agree that email notifications would be swag. i know a lot of people stress about missing ohbs they'd have wanted to join.

edit 2: for battle notifications only there's https://twitter.com/botb_battles
Level 27 Hostist
post #89236 :: 2017.08.16 1:43pm
  sleeparrow, xterm, VinCMG, Sinc-X and Jangler liēkd this
You can tell twitter to give you push notifications on individual accounts. Every BotB twitter account post blasts my phone. It's the quickest way for admins to get at me. Like Jangler said, there is second account that announces OHBs only.
Level 9 Mixist
post #89242 :: 2017.08.16 4:16pm
Oh sweet! Didn't know you guys had a twitter for this exact purpose. Still feel like email would be a more reliable way of being notified, but that's just my preference. Thanks for sharing that.
Level 18 Mixist
post #89267 :: 2017.08.17 1:33am
  A-zu-ra, puke7, xterm and MiDoRi liēkd this
You know, there's also the IRC channel. If you set up the OHB spamlist correctly you can get notified everytime an OHB starts. And if you set up audio notifications for name mentions. You can know by a little jingle when an ohb is starting!
Level 21 Pixelist
post #89268 :: 2017.08.17 3:04am
  Savestate, puke7, VinCMG and xterm liēkd this
Yeah, seconding Minerscale, IRC is by far the best method to get notified, especially given the fact that because of the very nature of OHCs you should be able to interact with rest of competing folk in realtime
Level 24 Mixist
post #89315 :: 2017.08.17 8:32pm
  anewuser liēkd this
IRC and twitter hilights are the way to get notified for me.. I've got word-hilights for stuff like 'ohc' and 'ohb' on #botb, and so even the mention pings me
Level 27 Hostist
post #89340 :: 2017.08.18 9:39am
  awesum, sleeparrow, xterm, VinCMG, Jangler and Sinc-X liēkd this
Email was opted out because with the current hosting solution we are limited to 200 emails per day. Odds are we would go over that limit if we sent out alerts via this method and then n00bs would not get their registration emails for the rest of the day.
Level 21 Playa
post #89379 :: 2017.08.19 9:56am
  raphaelgoulart, Sinc-X, Jangler, awesum, sleeparrow, Cwitsh, anewuser and VinCMG liēkd this
not that i think we should necessarily do this, but a way around the 200 email limit would be to only send one email per battle to an email list (e.g. a google group), and then people can subscribe to that for email notifications. so google would do the heavy lifting, so to speak.
Level 23 Pixelist
post #89566 :: 2017.08.22 4:39pm
  Sinc-X and xterm liēkd this
thats GENIUS!!!
Level 0 n00b
post #89635 :: 2017.08.24 4:08am
What about the google chrome notifications that I've started to see websites asking to send me nowadayz? Idk how they work, but it seems kinda RSSish... idk...
Level 27 Hostist
post #89648 :: 2017.08.24 9:44am
  Jangler liēkd this
I just perused specs around push notifications. I personally am not a fan of browser or desktop notification, but I understand the want. Implementation doesn't look insanely hard, but it requires both https (a thing many have clamored for) and constant pinging of the server.
Level 18 Mixist
post #89742 :: 2017.08.26 9:18pm
Chrome notifications would be something I would definitely use. I'm all for this!

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