### MikeMirzayanov's blog

By MikeMirzayanov, history, 18 months ago, translation, ,

Hello, Codeforces!

At the request of Zlobober and other users I has implemented notifications on mentions. See the bell on the top of the page?

So far there is only the basic functionality and it is incomplete. But let's start with it for now.

Now notifications appear on mentions in comments only. For now it is impossible to disable it. We do not send anything on your email.

Let's test it together and understand how to move forward with this functionality.

From planned, proposed, discussed:

• Notifications on сhanges in the comments, on blog posts and their edits (if mentioned once, do not send more on edits)
• When you scroll, show a bell on the right side of the page, visually similar to the arrow scroll up'' on the left
• Possible we will restrict functionality to avoid abuse from inadequate users
• Special setting the profile
• Shows a typical informational box in the right bottom on new notification

What else will be thinking?

•
• +208
•

 » 18 months ago, # |   +43 the most important functionality (especially in this stage) is the ability to disable it abuse problems should be solved by this + bans if necessary the user who wrote a mentioning comment should be able to choose to not notify the mentioned user/s, otherwise it won't be possible to gossip about someone in comments :D talks are private, I don't see how notifications could work with that
•  » » 18 months ago, # ^ |   +10 For 3rd point, I think writing Xellos (without using user tag) would not trigger a notification :D
•  » » » 18 months ago, # ^ |   0 Well, yeah, at the cost of style. At least it's not so urgent, but having that option eventually would be nice.
•  » » » » 18 months ago, # ^ |   +13 Well, Xellos, there probably is a way to keep a style and still not to rise a notification :)
•  » » » » » 18 months ago, # ^ |   +10 I doubt most people would bother with wrapping usernames in HTML.
 » 18 months ago, # | ← Rev. 4 →   0 Nice to see improvements on the platform and also being able to participate and shape it. I think we should move all notifications to this bell, to have a more clean experience of the platform instead of having multiple types of notification on screen. Get notifications via mention on comments is nice, but it can backfire. Suppose someone is roasting someone on a comment and mention him. This could result in some bad relationship with the community. How can we filter this kind of behaviour? Not showing mention notifications from negative voted comments ? All of this leads to all sorts of questions, but let's try out and come up with ideas. :)Best of luck!
 » 18 months ago, # |   +11 Thanks I wrote a blog (http://codeforces.com/blog/entry/48619) some month ago about " If there was a notification option in codeforces " . Now it is implemented :) . Thanks .
 » 18 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +16 Can or can't I mention myself, that is the question? (mraron)Very important information for the future generation, it's possible: you can mention yourself!
•  » » 18 months ago, # ^ |   -18 GabrielTaets appreciates the information.
•  » » 18 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   -25 And let's see if it triggers a notification or not? yashar_sb_sbYeah, It does!
 » 18 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +26 Another request: please make notifications "real" links, not something JavaScript-emulated. Criterion: I want to be able to Ctrl+Click on them in Firefox so corresponding blog post/comment is opened in a new tab. Or, right-click and choose "Open in a new tab". So far none of these methods work, I can only left-click.
 » 17 months ago, # |   +15 I'm reporting a bug in this feature, somebody mentioned me and then seems to have removed the comment. I'm now stuck with a new notification that doesn't go away when I click it.
•  » » 17 months ago, # ^ |   0 I'm just stuck with a notification that doesn't go away, even though the reply to my comment is still there.
 » 4 weeks ago, # |   0 How to tag someone in comments?
•  » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +5 Lol, there is a literally a button for this purpose in the editor. The most right one, if you can't find it.
•  » » » 4 weeks ago, # ^ |   0 Yeah, I found it. Thanks :)