OHB Notifications?
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89234
Level 7 Chipist
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.
 
 
89235
Level 27 Chipist
post #89235 :: 2017.08.16 1:35pm :: edit 2017.08.16 1:37pm
  
  Xyz, puke7, anewuser and sleeparrow 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
 
 
89236
Level 26 Hostist
post #89236 :: 2017.08.16 1:43pm
  
  Jangler, Sinc-X, VinCMG, xterm and sleeparrow 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.
 
 
89242
Level 7 Chipist
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.
 
 
89267
Level 14 Mixist
post #89267 :: 2017.08.17 1:33am
  
  MiDoRi, xterm, puke7 and A-zu-ra 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!
 
 
89268
Level 17 Pixelist
post #89268 :: 2017.08.17 3:04am
  
  xterm, VinCMG, puke7 and Savestate 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
 
 
89315
Level 23 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
 
 
89340
Level 26 Hostist
post #89340 :: 2017.08.18 9:39am
  
  Sinc-X, Jangler, VinCMG, xterm, sleeparrow and awesum 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.
 
 
89379
Level 20 Playa
post #89379 :: 2017.08.19 9:56am
  
  VinCMG, anewuser, Cwitsh, sleeparrow, awesum, Jangler, Sinc-X and raphaelgoulart 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.
 
 
89566
Level 23 Pixelist
post #89566 :: 2017.08.22 4:39pm
  
  xterm and Sinc-X liēkd this
thats GENIUS!!!
 
 
89635
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...
 
 
89648
Level 26 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.
 
 
89742
Level 14 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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