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Option to follow particular reviewers

Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 23 Jan 2018, 07:37

I'd like to be able to click a button to follow particular reviewers, and receive an email when they post a new review.

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Post by kandscreeley » 23 Jan 2018, 09:57

You know, you can subscribe to different forums on the user control panel. I would think it would be easy to add a subscription to particular users (although I have a feeling you'd get notified whenever they posted, not just at their reviews.) I do think this would be a good idea, though.
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Post by Mekkinism » 22 Feb 2018, 09:40

I would absolutely love this idea, and came here actually to suggest just this thing. I'm no expert on web design, but maybe it could be linked somehow to when the status of the "Latest Review" in our profile sidebar changes.

When I see a very well thought out review, or a review from someone I think I share similar tastes and opinions with, I'd love to be notified when they post new reviews. In the mean time, maybe we can share twitter handles? That way you can tweet about your latest book review and other people will be notified.

Or maybe just a subforum where each reviewer has a thread. They can post that they've just written a new review, and others who are interested can opt to "follow" that thread and receive notifications in the same way that they do with any thread that they've responded to. I'm pretty sure you can choose to follow a thread without posting in it, right?

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Post by Samy Lax » 22 Feb 2018, 09:48

I agree. I'd love it if this could happen.
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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 22 Feb 2018, 10:31

I guess it would be possible to bookmark reviewers' pages and check from time to time. I'd still like a button though!

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Post by GabbiV » 12 Mar 2018, 14:56

Mekkinism wrote:
22 Feb 2018, 09:40
When I see a very well thought out review, or a review from someone I think I share similar tastes and opinions with, I'd love to be notified when they post new reviews. In the mean time, maybe we can share twitter handles? That way you can tweet about your latest book review and other people will be notified.
I like the idea of being able to follow certain users, where we have a personalized feed that updates when certain users post, or if there is a contribution to a topic we expressed interest in.

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Post by lbhatters » 06 Apr 2018, 08:42

ButterscotchCherrie wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 07:37
I'd like to be able to click a button to follow particular reviewers, and receive an email when they post a new review.
I totally agree. I have author friends who might like to join, and I could then give them some support.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 06 Apr 2018, 12:31

lbhatters wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 08:42
ButterscotchCherrie wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 07:37
I'd like to be able to click a button to follow particular reviewers, and receive an email when they post a new review.
I totally agree. I have author friends who might like to join, and I could then give them some support.
Authors can't comment on reviews that someone has done of their work on OBC. Nor can they promote their own work.
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Post by lbhatters » 06 Apr 2018, 14:59

CatInTheHat wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 12:31
lbhatters wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 08:42
ButterscotchCherrie wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 07:37
I'd like to be able to click a button to follow particular reviewers, and receive an email when they post a new review.
I totally agree. I have author friends who might like to join, and I could then give them some support.
Authors can't comment on reviews that someone has done of their work on OBC. Nor can they promote their own work.
I'm sorry, I meant for myself to follow particular authors. Not because they are actively promoting but because I like their work. This person wants to follow a reviewer in that sort of way. They just like their work.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 06 Apr 2018, 15:32

lbhatters wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 14:59
CatInTheHat wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 12:31
lbhatters wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 08:42


I totally agree. I have author friends who might like to join, and I could then give them some support.
Authors can't comment on reviews that someone has done of their work on OBC. Nor can they promote their own work.
I'm sorry, I meant for myself to follow particular authors. Not because they are actively promoting but because I like their work. This person wants to follow a reviewer in that sort of way. They just like their work.
Ah, that makes sense! I was perplexed by how many authors you must know to want to do what I was thinking.... Silly me.
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Post by lbhatters » 20 Apr 2018, 08:41

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