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Avalantern Now Has Notifications! 
10 November 2009, 12:12pm

I decided to make a few long-needed updates to Avalantern! So maybe you're receiving notification of this blog via email or SMS! How thrilling!

Some of you may be wondering why you've received an annoying email or SMS message from Avalantern. Well, it's because I've finally gotten around to the feature request that so many of you have long since given up on. I'm still only about halfway, but what I have done is pretty similar to what was available with Peterdot.

Notifications currently available:

  • Messages
  • New blogs
  • New Links
  • Ellipses

All of these are available via both SMS or email, assuming you have a valid address for either. I've noticed that several of you have changed your phone numbers or emails addresses (I'm pretty sure our CC addresses are no longer valid...). So be sure to update your settings.

You can see them here: http://avalantern.com/settings/notifications

[note: sorry you've gotten this a bunch. i thought there was a problem until i realized i didn't get a notification because i am the one who posted it. nice work, peon.]

update
[10 November 2009, 12:20pm]

Sadly, I can't figure out how to send SMS to google voice numbers. Apparently, it's not supported. I'll keep an eye out, though, because I know many of you use Google voice.

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THE Lowly Peon

[10 November 2009]

well I thought it was pretty exciting...

 

THE Lowly Peon

[11 November 2009]

meh. you guys are bums. no one has done anything since i enabled notifications, so i can't even test it out! :(

 

Benji!

[11 November 2009]

What the crap?! I went in and updated my notification preferences! I did something!

 

Benji!

[11 November 2009]

Oh! You mean a blog post or something?

 

Benji!

[11 November 2009]

So... uh... is there anyway we can only get notifications from certain users? I don't want to know anything about what that saulemander does...

 

THE Lowly Peon

[11 November 2009]

bentomas: yeah i hear ya!

i originally had it so you would only get notification from friends. but then i realized that doing so would bring two very different purposes to the avalantern "friends" thing (keeping posts secret, and getting notifications — incoming, and outgoing), so i changed it and made it for all people. i'm not really sure how i'd manage the from-certain-people-only notifications. any suggestions?

 

Will

[13 November 2009]

bentomas: haha, tell me about it! What a lame-wad!

 

THE Lowly Peon

[24 November 2009]

i guess now that everyone gets notifications when something happens, no one really comes to the site anymore. interesting...