Posted by William Charles on October 8, 2017
Misc

Published on October 8th, 2017 | by William Charles

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Sign Up For Desktop Notifications & Never Miss A Deal Again

Re-posting this in case anybody missed it the first time we posted.

How to Subscribe

I’ve just added a new feature to the site and that’s the ability to sign up for notifications. Signing up is easy:

  • Click the bell icon in the bottom right corner
  • Follow the prompts

 

Whenever we post a new article you’ll receive a notification that looks something like this:

 

As always we try to use titles that reflect the posts content as accurately as possible so you don’t need to click through to an article you have no interest in. I think/hope this will be useful to some readers. If you see any issues with it, please let me know as I am still making changes to the set up and implementation. Notifications are instantaneous after we hit the publish button, whereas notifications via Twitter and other platforms have a delay.

Keep in mind this is only available on the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari

How To Unsubscribe

 



58 Responses to Sign Up For Desktop Notifications & Never Miss A Deal Again

  1. eclipsor says:

    only time I’ve ever wanted to allow these notifications

  2. Tom says:

    awesome, thank you

  3. Lrdx says:

    Great stuff.

    While at it, I get a mixed content warning from Firefox on this site, linking to this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/mixed-content-blocking-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&as=u&redirectslug=how-does-content-isnt-secure-affect-my-safety&utm_source=inproduct

    Apparently there some stuff (images?) that are not downloaded through HTTPS, hence that warning.

  4. Abey says:

    I dont aee a bell icon (I use an IPhone).

  5. NinjaX says:

    well if ur readers are really serious about notifications then they will use Twitter + IFTT and SMS and simultaneously notify other systems. of course desktop browser based systems are fine but its only one vector of awareness.

    doc, my suggestion for Twitter is to create a tag. like [New Post] or [Quick Deal] or whatever. that way people can fifilter. u respond to people on Twitter and so dont need those triggering anything. just saying.

    • Unfortunately adding [new post] or [quick deal] takes up a bit of space and currently we’re just pulling the new posts directly from the site. Much less time intensive for us. For daily deals I do try to add DD before the subject.

  6. Paul says:

    Is it possible to reserve this for only more substantive features?

    Love the site, but don’t give two shits about some regional bank with a $100 checking account bonus.

    • At the moment, it’s not possible to set this up. It might be possible to set up multiple channels but then this takes additional time away from us as we need to categorize each post into what is considered ‘worth notifying’ and not worth notifying. You can always just ignore any notifications you don’t find useful.

  7. Hey guys if you recently signed up for notifications you’ll need to sign up again, I just changed everything over to https and unfortunately that also means resubbing. Only effects 100 of you and you’ll get a notification if that’s you!

  8. Zachek says:

    This just made my day!

  9. CREDIT-BOY-TOY says:

    I’m still reading your post from 3 years ago. NOW with a notification on my (work) computer. I won’t finish work! THANKS SO MUCH! LOL!!

  10. mm says:

    Very annoying…i hate the popups, will stop coming to DoC

  11. fathiss says:

    Thanks. My first ever allowing of notifications as well.

  12. Dollar Wells says:

    Done!

  13. DKW says:

    Signed up. Thanks!

    For those who may have accidentally clicked Allow, or are curious how to disable less useful popups, see:

    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-web-notifications-chrome-firefox-edge

  14. Mark O says:

    Done!

  15. Klad says:

    Cool.. Signed up.. now no need to keep opening the site, as and when something worthy pops us, shoot ’em up. Thanks DoC 🙂

  16. Just FYI, a lot of posts today didn’t trigger notifications and that’s because they were scheduled before I activated them. All posts should now trigger a notification.

  17. David says:

    I would like to see this in my flash briefing.

  18. Cyn says:

    Am using Chrome but not getting the notifications. Have clicked on the subscribe button but nothing happens.

  19. Tom says:

    I like the option to get notifications, but it’s a bit annoying / distracting to have the alert icon animate and show up on the bottom right hand corner of EVERY page. Is there any way to disable that?

    Ideally the icon would show up the first few times you visit, and then not show up again for several weeks. If someone really wanted to signup, you could have a page to visit to subscribe.

    This may sound stupid, but I’m seriously trying to figure out if there is a way for me to block js or something on the page to get rid of the icon…

    • Hi Tom,

      I just made some adjustments. It shouldn’t show at all if you’re already subscribed, unfortunately OneSignal (who provided the plugin) doesn’t make it easy to make adjustments. Ideally I’d like it to only show after users have read the site a number of sites and then not show after they choose to opt out.

  20. RJ says:

    I’ve been subscribed since the feature became available, then yesterday had to clear browsing data on Chrome. So I no longer get desktop notifications. Now I hover over the bell, I get “subscribe to notifications” but clicking on it does nothing.

  21. Cyn says:

    I am having the same problem as RJ. I hover over the bell, the “Subscribe to Notifications” text appears but if I click on the bell, nothing happens. I have added DoC as an approved notification sender on Chrome (Settings/Advanced/Content/Notifications) but that does not help.

    • RJ says:

      I wondered if it may have been on my end, but, like Cyn says, DOC is an approved sender. I have 2 other approved senders, gmail and facebook, and I get desktop notifications from them no problem.

      I have deleted DOC as an approved sender, then clicked on the bell. The pop up comes up, and I approve again, but still no notifications.

      When it WAS working, hovering over the bell would give a message that I was subscribed. Now when hovering, it always says “subscribe to notifications”.

      • RJ says:

        Very strange, today, as I do most days, I hovered over the bell, of course it says “subscribe to notifications”. I clicked on it, nothing happened. Moved off the bell, then back over it and clicked again. The bell disappeared, and after a while, I got a desktop notification from DOC.

        I have done this many times since the initial problem, but it never had this result. I did get a windows update yesterday, so maybe something in that fixed it. I really don’t know.

    • Hi Cyn,

      Did you also have to clear browsing data?

  22. cyn says:

    I have tried everything I can think of to get it to work but no luck so far.

    • RJ says:

      You should try again, see my comment above. Something has changed, maybe with whoever is providing the service to DOC, or maybe due to my recent windows 7 update. When I got notifications before, the bell was still there, telling me I was subscribed. Now I’m getting notifications again, but the bell is gone.

      Also, i get the notifications even without having a tab open to DOC. Gmail and Facebook, I have to have a tab open.

  23. Cyn says:

    Tried again. The red & white bell appears. I move the cursor over it and a pop-out says “Subscribe to notifications,” I click on the bell, it dims for a second then back to original color and nothing happens.

  24. NinjaX says:

    how about a side bar stickie or wiki of some kind? there really needs to be something for new users on this blog so they know how shit works like referrals and etc.

    only thing i see on the side is latest and most popular. should be changed to add more good shit.

  25. Mike says:

    Great feature!

  26. lws05 says:

    This is awesome! This is the first time I have ever clicked “Allow” to the pop up asking if I want to receive notifications from this site. Nice work.

  27. ScottS says:

    Subscribed! I am using Chrome; thanks for the heads-up on this.

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