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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 9/13/2011 9:20 AM EST : Mail features and Status change notifications
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Mail features:
  • Option to delete a "sent" mail from the open mail window - review, delete, opens next mail to read.
  • Page-able mail, so that we don't have to delete mail to see what is on the next page.
  • When mail is sent to an entire guild or group with-in the guild, it is listed ONCE as "bulk mail" or something similar, rather than listing each person individually so there is not as much to sift through later.  To indicate read/unread status, the names can be in different colors or those that have read on one list and those that have not on another in a pop up window or something.
  • The ability to create mail groups as admin, ie: Core Raiders, crafter, etc.  When members want to reach out to a particular group, they just checkbox that grouping and send their message.

Status change notifications (some have already been requested):

  • When an admin changes a members signed up status, mail goes to the MEMBER, not the admin (or at least both).
  • When a MEMBER changes their status, notification gets sent to the Event Host.
"Return to topic"/"click here to continue" - I would like to be automatically returned to topic/thread when something is deleted OR when a topic is moved, etc.  It would server a better purpose to be returned and then have to go to another page if needed then it does to be taken to that page with that one option on it, then hit it, then possibly going to another page if not the original place (or having to hit the "back one page" arrow at the top of the page.

Spell correction:
  • Can we please right click on a mispelled word and get spell correction options rather than/as well as having to use the toolbar option?  Most sites have that and it's nice because we can keep typing rather than type content OR spell check.
  • It would be nice to have an "add to spell checker" option as the current library of words is very sparse and quite often does not have the words that need to be corrected.  It would also be nice to be able to add commonly used gaming lingo, so it does not always show as incorrect and that lingo can also be corrected if spelled wrong.  IE: Crafters, Mezzing, etc.

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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 9/13/2011 3:46 PM EST : RE: Mail features and Status change notifications
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It would also be Most Excellent if there were any kind of indicator whatsoever when or if a GP host admin reads anything that we post - at least suggestions and bugs.  I am fully aware that we get a form letter type of notification if we submit a CS ticket, but to be honest, I have kind of become to be more irritated by them then not as they don't usually mean anything.  Sometimes there is a follow-up or the notification is more personal and asking for further information, but for the most part, it's just an automated, cookie-cutter message.  However, it still does not let us know if our input is being considered, can not happen (at this time), is already in the process, etc.

There have been times that I have just about given up hope or the guild starts talk about other hosting services.  However - NONE of them have MOTTIE!

Here is an example that would do just the right trick:

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I circled a few of the status indicators - hope it helps and hope it will be considered.

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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 9/13/2011 6:13 PM EST : RE: Mail features and Status change notifications
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Ooohhh... Very good idea. I'd have to work out some way to link the topics with tickets that we've marked as feature requests (since we do save them), but that shouldn't be too difficult.

The mail features look interesting. What you're talking about is basically better off done as a complete rewrite of the current mail interface though, rather than trying to shoe-horn in functionality that wasn't thought of when it was put together. It's pretty much the oldest, least-enhanced widget we've got, come to think of it.

So long overdue, methinks.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 9/14/2011 12:38 PM EST : RE: Mail features and Status change notifications
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Aaron Lewis said:
Ooohhh... Very good idea. I'd have to work out some way to link the topics with tickets that we've marked as feature requests (since we do save them), but that shouldn't be too difficult.

The mail features look interesting. What you're talking about is basically better off done as a complete rewrite of the current mail interface though, rather than trying to shoe-horn in functionality that wasn't thought of when it was put together. It's pretty much the oldest, least-enhanced widget we've got, come to think of it.

So long overdue, methinks.


THANKS THANKS THANKS!  Words can not even describe how excited I am to see what is done with these things!

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