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  1. phpBB3
  2. PHPBB3-11921

Improve Notifications and PMs in the header

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Unverified Fix
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.1.0-dev
    • Fix Version/s: 3.1.0-a2
    • Component/s: Styles
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      Description

      The header links for the Notifications as well as the Private messages are inconsistent, and could benefit from the following makeover (seemingly universally agreed upon in discussion at Area51 http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=84&t=42829&start=260#p256779)

      Would like some feedback on the look/layout/direction we should go in

      This is how the Notification/PM links look currently:

      Option 1 - Retains the verbose PM information regarding New messages, Unread Messages

      Option 2 - Truncated the verbose PM information a little bit to make things a little more streamlined:

      Option 3 - Non-verbose. Just Private Messages (#). Looks the best IMO

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        nickvergessen Joas Schilling added a comment -

        Instead of going back to the problem we had in 3.0 with only displaying the number of new items,
        I would just list the number of unread pms when we can only display one.

        Can you also make a screenshot, of when the notifications are moved inside the Brackets after UCP

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        nickvergessen Joas Schilling added a comment - Instead of going back to the problem we had in 3.0 with only displaying the number of new items, I would just list the number of unread pms when we can only display one. Can you also make a screenshot, of when the notifications are moved inside the Brackets after UCP
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        VSE Matt Friedman added a comment -

        The point is to get away from the bracketed thing around notifications and use some nice icons, and just streamline the whole thing. Following the discussions on Area51 topic for this, it looks like the consensus around this (among dev team members) is to stop having multiple (confusing) PM counts, and just show the number of Unread messages in your PM inbox, similar to most other messaging systems.

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        VSE Matt Friedman added a comment - The point is to get away from the bracketed thing around notifications and use some nice icons, and just streamline the whole thing. Following the discussions on Area51 topic for this, it looks like the consensus around this (among dev team members) is to stop having multiple (confusing) PM counts, and just show the number of Unread messages in your PM inbox, similar to most other messaging systems.

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            Reporter:
            VSE Matt Friedman
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