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PullJosh
Scratcher
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Choosing Messages

UPDATE: I created a userscript to serve as a temporary solution. Having this be a normal scratch feature would still be awesome, though!

When I first started scratch, I wanted to know about every love-it, favorite, and comment. Now, all I really care about are comments and forum updates. But I still get messages for love-its and favorites. I don't want that.

I think there should be a new tab under settings which lets you choose what you want to get messages for. Something like this:

^ I forgot to add a few, so here is a list of all the options there would be:
  • Comment on profile/project
  • Love-it on project
  • Favorite on project
  • Forum updates
  • Studio updates
  • Someone follows you

Supporters:
PullJosh
Firedrake969
turkey3
realmaster42
Blueinkproductions
Deerleg
NoxSpooth
TheHockeyist
cardinalland
64yes
Z-zap
IceCube291
derpmeup
VoltageGames (had another idea too)
scimonster
davidkt
CN12
Swampert11
Blaze349
Sonickyle
Austinato
gigapouch
mathman314
lazycoder
Braeden5454
Ekoserin-
The_Grits
savaka
powerpoint56
RandomPerson1789
ev3commander
darkness6530
Chainmanner
scratcher7_13
Rumanti
SuperSmashScratch
Zro716
-PRO-
chabad360
samanyolu
PH-zero
dracae
scratchrainbow
HarryPotterGeek500
szogun
Zacshap21
candyapple1
Cornelia_of_WITCH
Julianthewiki
MushroomMan99
lcftf
Dreamo
friendship2468
Creations
HSL2014
Timotayo
octo-crab
fmtfmtfmt2
Thepuzzlegame
RED_Shot
FlowOS
LiFaytheGoblin
scratchrainbow
stickfiregames
Techno-CAT
AgentCNF
sparkflyer
ijohn007
jueschnei
novice27b
Stickythestick9009

Last edited by PullJosh (Aug. 8, 2014 00:14:42)


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Firedrake969
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Choosing Messages

Support.

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turkey3
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Choosing Messages

Support!

realmaster42
Scratcher
52 posts

Choosing Messages

Support

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Blueinkproductions
Scratcher
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Choosing Messages

Support. I think that there should be more options, though, like for studios.

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PullJosh
Scratcher
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Choosing Messages

Blueinkproductions wrote:

Support. I think that there should be more options, though, like for studios.
Yeah, after I posted this, I realized that there are other ways to get messages. I'll update the first post.

Base 10 is the best number system.
PullJosh
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Choosing Messages

bump

Base 10 is the best number system.
Deerleg
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Choosing Messages

Support.


NoxSpooth
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Choosing Messages

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and YES.
TheHockeyist
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Choosing Messages

Support.


cardinalland
Scratcher
100+ posts

Choosing Messages

Support.

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PullJosh
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Choosing Messages

Thanks for all the support everyone! I guess I'm not the only one who could really use this. :3

Base 10 is the best number system.
64yes
Scratcher
67 posts

Choosing Messages

support

*insert witty quote*

Go listen to my music
Z-zap
Scratcher
100+ posts

Choosing Messages

Definitely support.

IceCube291
Scratcher
100+ posts

Choosing Messages

Support
derpmeup
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Choosing Messages

Support!

hey bro that's a pretty good meme xD!
PullJosh
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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Come on guys, somebody has to think this is a bad idea.

Base 10 is the best number system.
VoltageGames
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Choosing Messages

Support, but I wouldn't use it. But what I would like, is like
“Jack, Jill, and 23 others (see full list) loved ”project“” and
“Jack, Jill and Arwin favorited ”project“”
(clicking see full list would bring you to another page that has a full list of users who loved, or vice versa for favorites.)

Last edited by VoltageGames (June 18, 2014 04:32:00)


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PullJosh
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Choosing Messages

VoltageGames wrote:

Support, but I wouldn't use it. But what I would like, is like
“Jack, Jill, and 23 others (see full list) loved ”project“” and
“Jack, Jill and Arwin favorited ”project“”
(clicking see full list would bring you to another page that has a full list of users who loved, or vice versa for favorites.)

Short answer:
Not gonna happen. We'd need to many new servers.

Long answer:
Hmm… That sounds good, but from my understanding of how scratch messages work (or maybe lack thereof), I'm assuming it would require a major messages revamp. Here's how it works (remember, these are all assumptions):
1. Something happens (comment, love-it, favorite, etc.)
2. Scratch files a message in their servers.
3. You load up the scratch homepage.
4. The page checks that file of messages and tells you how many you have in the top right hand corner.
5. You go to the page, which reads the file and displays your messages.

How your idea whould have to work:
1. Something happens (same as above)
2. The message is filed (same as above)
Now here's where it gets tricky…
3. Scratch then has to run things called “cron jobs” those are little bits of code that run on a certian schedule (say, daily, weekly, monthly, or hourly).
4. A cron job will sort all your messages into the correct categories.
5. Then you look at your messages and are happier.

The problem is that with so many people on the scratch website every day, and so many cron jobs to run (so quickly), you would need to about triple the amount of servers dedicated to the scratch website. So it probably wouldn't happen.

Base 10 is the best number system.
scimonster
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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PullJosh wrote:

VoltageGames wrote:

Support, but I wouldn't use it. But what I would like, is like
“Jack, Jill, and 23 others (see full list) loved ”project“” and
“Jack, Jill and Arwin favorited ”project“”
(clicking see full list would bring you to another page that has a full list of users who loved, or vice versa for favorites.)

Short answer:
Not gonna happen. We'd need to many new servers.

Long answer:
Hmm… That sounds good, but from my understanding of how scratch messages work (or maybe lack thereof), I'm assuming it would require a major messages revamp. Here's how it works (remember, these are all assumptions):
1. Something happens (comment, love-it, favorite, etc.)
2. Scratch files a message in their servers.
3. You load up the scratch homepage.
4. The page checks that file of messages and tells you how many you have in the top right hand corner.
5. You go to the page, which reads the file and displays your messages.

How your idea whould have to work:
1. Something happens (same as above)
2. The message is filed (same as above)
Now here's where it gets tricky…
3. Scratch then has to run things called “cron jobs” those are little bits of code that run on a certian schedule (say, daily, weekly, monthly, or hourly).
4. A cron job will sort all your messages into the correct categories.
5. Then you look at your messages and are happier.

The problem is that with so many people on the scratch website every day, and so many cron jobs to run (so quickly), you would need to about triple the amount of servers dedicated to the scratch website. So it probably wouldn't happen.
Why couldn't it do so on demand? When someone clicks their messages, if there are messages to be grouped, group them. Anyways, that's a different suggestion (and i think there's already a topic for it).

I support the OP.

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