September 23, 2002
Feature suggestion for MT 2.5 or later: subscribe to followup on comments

I've been thinking about the same: Scripting News writes:

When I post a comment on weblog, as I do more often these days, I'd like to be notified when someone else posts to the same item, or perhaps the same weblog. It would automate something I do manually now.
I'd think this would be a nice and easy(?) thing to implement in Movable Type, which already has functionality for email subscriptions overall and a nice way of handling comments. Imagine adding a little checkbox below the comment entry field allowing you to get future comments on this posting only sent to you? I'd love it, as I often don't revisit posts I've commented on... (via a klog apart).

0xDECAFBAD solves it in a different way; providing RSS feeds with comments per post. The challenge being, of course, that most RSS newsreaders in their current state aren't prepared for this and will "drown" in the nuber of feeds very quickly...

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I came up with the same idea a month ago (http://www.chrillesen.dk/weblog/archives/000213.html#000213) - I think you need to add another coloumn to mt_comment to make it work (or use some really ugly hack, like appending some a to the comment_author field).

Posted by: Jan Chrillesen on September 23, 2002 09:33 PM

Good stuff.. Hopefully this is something that can get picked up as a plugin or by Ben & Mena themselves...

Posted by: andersja on September 23, 2002 09:46 PM

http://mymarkup.net (powered by MT) has this functionality already,

Don't ask me how it is done, though.

Posted by: Jonas Söderström on September 23, 2002 11:40 PM

I stole it right off from scriptygoddes.com. It's a smart solution in PHP. It would be great if it was a native function in MT, though.

Check it out:
http://www.scriptygoddess.com/archives/000982.php

Posted by: Erik Stattin on September 24, 2002 10:02 PM

I implemented the Scripty Goddess fix a while back and it's wonderful, especially with such features as "Manage Your Subscriptions."

Posted by: Kymberlie R. McGuire on September 25, 2002 06:31 AM

Good stuff.. Hopefully this is something that can get picked up as a plugin or by Ben & Mena themselves...

Posted by: Will Barrett on December 27, 2005 06:51 PM
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