Everything You Need to Know about 'Idea / Category Subscription'!


Everything You Need to Know about 'Idea / Category Subscription'! 

Idea & category subscription offers great flexibility for all Brightidea users to be in the know about any idea, anywhere.  To set up for end users is very simple, let's see what we have :) 

 

Getting Started - Enabling the option

  • To enable idea and/or category subscription, the administrator must make sure the option is enabled first in WebStorm Setup:
    • WebStorm Setup --> Ideas --> Ideas --> Enable Category and Idea Subscription 
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Subscription Options

  • Users can subscribe to ideas and or category in the View Ideas page simply by selecting the envelope icon and selecting either idea or category next to the idea.
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  • If the user subscribes to an idea, the user will receive an email when:
      • Status of the idea is changed
      • A comment is made on the idea
      • A comment is edited on the idea
      • WebStorm of the idea is changed
  • If a user subscribes to a category, the user will receive an email when:
    • New idea has been submitted to that category - will trigger the 'New Idea Category Alert' template
    • New comments to ideas under a category. - will trigger the 'New Comment on Subscribed Idea' template
  • The user can subscribe to idea/category alerts by clicking on the "Envelope" icon on the idea page.
  • The user can easily revert  their subscription by un-checking the selection on the idea page

 

Important Things to Note:

  • "Enable category and idea subscription" must be enabled in WebStorm Setup --> Site --> Ideas --> Components for this to work for all users 
  • Please note that the new view idea page has a polished and updated user interface:
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    Andre St-Martin

    image enclosed shows the choices offered

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    Anthony Madama

    Thanks for the addition andre!

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    Simplez Admin

    A user can subscribe to categories?

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    Simplez Admin

    "You can subscribe to idea/category alerts by clicking on the "Envelope" icon on the idea page." Just like that?

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    Anthony Madama

    Hello - 

    Yes - the user can subscribe to the category right on the idea page.

    Best,

    Anthony

    Brightidea Support

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    Vicky Sell

    Can a user subscribe to a chosen category by any other means? 

    Specifically, can a user subscribe to a category before any ideas have been submitted into that category?

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    Anthony Madama

    Hi Vicky - the end user can only subscribe from the dropdown shown above on the idea list.  However, you can (as an administrator) setup the user prior to any ideas coming in through the "Category Alert" feature - which can be found here:  http://support.brightidea.com/entries/202803-everything-you-need-to-know-about-category-alerts

    Hope this helps, thank you!

    Best,

    Anthony

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    Vicky Sell

    Thanks Anthony, this is exactly what I was looking for!

     

    You've been very helpful! :-)

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    Stephanie Hegarty

    say for example, an end user wanted to be notified to any new idea across any challenge, how would one go about doing that? I was thinking to view all ideas on the enterprise level and save the filtered view for him to visit, but is there a way to have an email triggered with any new ideas added to that view?

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    Ron

    Hi Stephanie,

    The only way would be if that user manually subscribed to each category across the campaigns or subscribed to the campaign itself.

    The list itself has no functionality to trigger emails based on updates.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions here.

    Best,
    Brightidea Support

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    Rob Poole

    Ron,

    Is there a way to unsubscribe another user from a category? We have a team member out on maternity leave and everything that comes into a category she subscribed to goes to her cover person. I feel like we used to be able to go in the back end and see who was subscribed in the category list under "Alert"? Not sure if there's any way to do this currently.

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    Ron

    Hi Rob,

    Unfortunately, there is no way to unsubscribe another user from a category at this time. It was not something that was available perviously either.

    Let me know if you have any other questions on this topic.

    Thanks,

    Brightidea Support
    Ron Orlovetskiy

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