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Automatic Notifications

Automatic notifications are the communication sent by Localist directly to a user. Most (not all) can be individually enabled/disabled by the user. We don’t recommend opting users out of notifications by default; our data shows that 75% of users find digest emails to be useful. It makes more sense to send to 100% of users and have 25% opt-out, instead of opting-out 100% of users and having only 25% opt-in. Contrary to popular belief, most users don’t have “email overload,” especially if you’re giving them information they’d find useful.

Scheduled Notifications

All times are approximate.

Notification Details
Leave a review for an event
9am
If a user marks themselves as “I’m Interested” in an event, the day after it occurs, Localist will send them an email prompting them to review with a link to the event details page. If the user is marked as “I’m Interested” to more than one event, they will be shown a full list rather than receiving one email per event.
Digest of tomorrow’s plans
4pm
When a user marks themselves as “I’m Interested,” an email will send the day before the event occurs to remind them that they have plans the next day. If the user is interested in more than one event, it will show them a full list, not sending one event per email.
Pending Content (sent to specified Admins only)
4pm
Sends a daily email to anyone in the “Pending Digest” list in Global Options with an update on how many users have signed up and a list of any events currently in the Pending Queue.

On-Demand Notifications

Notification Details
Message Received If you receive a message from another user, you’ll receive an email with the message contents and a link to reply.
Invite Received If you receive an invitation to an event from another user, you’ll receive an email with the invite contents and a link to reply.
Friend Request Received If you receive a friend request from another user, you’ll receive an email with the request contents and a link to reply.
Friend Request Accepted If a friend request you sent is accepted by the other party, you’ll receive an email notifying you of the acceptance.
Invitation Accepted If an event invitation you sent is accepted by the other party, you’ll receive an email notifying you of the acceptance.
Invitation Rejected If an event invitation you sent is rejected by the other party, you’ll receive an email notifying you of the rejection.
Event Comment If an event you’ve marked yourself as interested in, you’ll receive an email with the comment contents.
Event Changed If the date or location of an event you’re marked as “Interested” to change, you’ll receive an email with a link to the event.
Event Verified If an event you’ve submitted is verified, you’ll receive an email with a link to the public link to the event.
Event Rejected If an event you’ve submitted is rejected, you’ll receive an email.
Group Membership Request If a Group you’ve clicked the Follow button on has rejected your request, you’ll receive an email.
Group Membership Approved If a Group you’ve clicked the Follow button on has accepted your request, you’ll receive an email.

Disabling Notifications

Notifications can be disabled on an all or nothing basis. Navigate to Settings > Global Options. You will see a flag title Silent Mode. When checked, all notifications and emails from the Localist platform will be disabled.

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This is not recommended as it significantly reduces user engagement. Read more.

 

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