View Full Version : E-Mail Uptates of new posts > Instant Message updates

April 11th, 2008, 01:17 AM
I think it would be really convenient to get instant messages to alert me of new posts in my subscribed threads instead of e-mails.

I end up deleting 5-10 'There has been a new post in one of your subscribed threads' e-mails a day, and it's nice knowing that there are new posts, and what thread it was in, but it seems like this information could be delivered much more easily through an instant message containing a link to the updated thread.

I realize that this would only work for people who are online on IM accounts, but I am online whenever I am at my computer, and I don't think I'm alone in that. For times when a user is not available over IM, the system could default to sending an e-mail, or add it to a buddy pounce, perhaps? Worst-case scenario, users just wouldn't be notified of new posts if they're offline, but I think that would be a small price to pay in comparison to the convenience offered by receiving an IM instead of an e-mail.