CriesofthePast
 member, 70 posts
 ActofDepression
 Underoath
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 21:07
rMail notification message
On another forum I post on you recieve a pop-up-like message when you receive a PM.  I think this would be a great device for RPoL.  In the past I have missed rMail because I didn't notice the blue font in the top corner.  I have also had other people miss my messages to them.  Since you aren't allowed to tell people you sent them an rMail, it's very important that the rMail notification is not so easy to miss.  At least that's what I think, but maybe the Gestapo don't agree (kidding of course :p ).
bigbadron
 moderator, 14797 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 21:15
Re: rMail notification message
As well as the blue text, there is already a red pop up message in the middle of the main menu screen whenever you have unread rMail.

This message was last edited by the user at 21:17, Fri 06 Mar 2015.

locojedi
 member, 50 posts
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 21:25
Re: rMail notification message
One of the problems I run into is when I use multiple computers or devices to access my games. Sometimes it seems like the notifications get confused. This was solved for me when I make sure to "logout" before I check my games from another computer.
steelsmiter
 member, 1325 posts
 GURPS, BESM, Fate, Indies
 NO FREEFORM!
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 21:54
Re: rMail notification message
I actually like the unobtrusive link below your forum lists rather than using an actual dialogue box, which then gives me the option to open up the rMail tab and I can never do that because of my pop-up settings. So the fact that it is treated like any other link works great for me :D
CriesofthePast
 member, 71 posts
 ActofDepression
 Underoath
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 22:17
Re: rMail notification message
It's not really an issue of it working fine as is for some, or even most people.

I do not get a red pop-up message when I receive rMail.  I don't get an indicator that a pop-up has been blocked either.
bigbadron
 moderator, 14798 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 22:20
Re: rMail notification message
What browser and operating system are you using?
CriesofthePast
 member, 72 posts
 ActofDepression
 Underoath
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 22:41
Re: rMail notification message
Windows seven and google crome.
Waxahachie
 member, 123 posts
 The horn that wakes
 the sleepers
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 22:54
Re: rMail notification message
There may be some terminology confusion here. I don't think the red unread rMail message in the middle of the main menu screen qualifies as a "pop up."

A "pop up" would be like what happens when you send a Private Message to Multiple Recipients. This has never happened to me as a result of rMail.
Zag24
 supporter, 612 posts
Thu 16 Apr 2020
at 19:30
Re: rMail notification message
Are the rMail notifications still working on the responsive site?  I've been using exclusively that site, lately.  I've missed that I had new rMails.  I wouldn't say for certain that I didn't just miss them, but I know that I was using the Home link fairly frequently as I went through the forums that I follow, so I would think that I would notice if the rMail link was a different color or had a notice icon or whatever it does on the new site.

Edit:  Oh, there it is, just a pastel box over on the right.  Yeah.  I wouldn't have notice that if I weren't specifically looking for it.  I definitely prefer the nice, bright indicator on the old site, plus the rMail link itself being bolded.

This message was last edited by the user at 20:49, Thu 16 Apr.

phantom
 supporter, 1 post
 The ghost of a memory
Thu 8 Oct 2020
at 21:11
Re: rMail notification message
The new Responsive site does not seem to notify you of RMail.
I have missed a few because I don't check it often.

And I only found out because I went to the old site and it alerted me.