New email notifications for your PBwiki 2.0

15 Apr

When PBwiki 2.0 launched, it included lots of great new features, but one thing stayed exactly the same: the notification emails you got when somebody changed a page on your wiki.

We fixed that today — here is a sneak preview of the new version of notifications.

Sample notification

The new notifications…

  • Let you see all changes made to your wiki
  • Have shorter change logs, and are easier to read
  • Respect your notification settings
  • Won’t be marked as spam!

To get a sneak preview of these new notifications, go to your wiki settings and check the box that says “Sneak preview new version of notifications”

Keep in mind that they’re not quite done yet, so if you have any problems, just turn off the sneak preview (and be sure to send us feedback). Enjoy!

11 Responses to “New email notifications for your PBwiki 2.0”

  1. virginia April 17, 2008 at 7:08 am #

    Dear people, I couldn´t be happier as how both my wikis are working only that some teachers complain that the frequency of additions/changes is so high that their box gets crowded with notifications! could you please add the choice of getting them once a week or even every fortnight? otherwise, some threaten to switch them off completely ._( Virginia

  2. Aegis Runestone April 18, 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    That’s great, but my wiki hasn’t upgraded to 2.0 since I asked for it. D:

  3. Robert April 20, 2008 at 5:53 pm #

    I have the same problem, no way to upgrade…

  4. Maureen Enos April 21, 2008 at 7:34 am #

    Students in my class are getting notifications for all the updates that occur in the wiki. I should be the only one that gets these notifications.

  5. Casey Greene April 21, 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    @ Virginia – right now, the least frequently we can send notifications is once per day, but we have many more improvements planned. Keep an eye out!

    @ Aegis – we’re still working out hte last few bugs for migrating wikis from 1.0 to 2.0, but we should have that soon. Thanks for your enthusiasm!

  6. bradheard April 23, 2008 at 5:52 am #

    i want to join the group

  7. Steve L April 28, 2008 at 4:49 pm #

    Why do you torment us with these updates on features for PBWiki 2.0 when many of us are still stuck on 1.0 and yet to be invited to migrate? When will the migration happen? I like the new stuff.

  8. Marybeth Snyder May 1, 2008 at 11:04 am #

    Going from 1.0 to 2.0 has created more than one difficulty… I am VERY sorry to have lost the Invite key function. As the admin of various educational wikis, I no longer have the ability to take groups of students to the site to work collaboratively. 2.0 requires that I have knowledge of all their personal email addresses in order to give them rights. This is very labour intensive and I don’t want to know that info.

    When will this be resolved?

  9. David Todd May 28, 2008 at 8:29 am #

    On the wiki teachwithtechumass (currently private), if I change to preview the new notifications, we receive no notifications at all.



  10. David Conrad June 14, 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    would love to be able to “Notify Others of Changes” regardless of their notification preferences. Most of our users have turned off notifications, but occasionally, there are cases where it would be beneficial to notify them of a page when the creator/editor feels it’s relevant.



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