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Notifications can be selectively enabled to notify the user of all new file entries for a given anime or from a given group that meet specified criteria until the notification is revoked. Additional notifications may be enabled on the Notifications tab of the user's Profile. AniDB Clients may offer different notifications and options than detailed herein.

Anime Notifications

Anime Notifications may be triggered when new file entries are added to a specific anime from any source. Additional criteria regarding the type and source of file as well as the priority of the notification may be specified.

Note Duplicate notifications may be generated if both Anime and Group Notifications are enabled and applicable to a given file.

Anime Notification Types

Note When changing the Notification Type, the Notification Episode Type is currently reset to "All".

all (default)

Files for the given anime, regardless of status. If a notification is enabled by specifying only the Notification EP Type, this Notification Type criteria will be enabled by default.

new

Files for an episode of the given anime that is not in the user's My List. This criteria is independent of the status of other episodes in the user's My List.

group

Files by a group, whose other file(s) for the given anime have been added to the user's My List. This criteria is independent of the status of other anime in the user's My List.

complete

Note As the completion of specials is inherently indeterminate, Notification EP Type changes are currently silently ignored for Notification Type "Complete".

Files for the final (or last) non-special episode of the given anime. This criteria is independent of the availability of files for other episodes for the given anime.

Note This coincides with the group status finished, and does not necessitate group status complete.

uncensored

Category Hentai only!
Files that are uncensored.
Note This section has been modified for consistency and grammar only. Accuracy of content is unknown.

Anime Notification Episode Types

This criteria corresponds to the episode type of file-episode relations. This criteria is abbreviated "Notification EP Type", and the valid selections are dependent upon the currently configured Notification Type.

Note The links for invalid combinations are not disabled; however, clicking a link that would result in an invalid combination has no effect and does not provide any feedback except for an unchanged hyperlink state.

all (default)

Files for any episode of the given anime, regardless of the episode type. If a notification is enabled by specifying only the Notification Type, this Notification EP Type criteria will be enabled by default. This is the only Notification EP Type that is compatible with the complete Notification Type. This Notification EP Type will be forced if the Notification Type is changed to be incompatible with the existing Notification EP Type.

no special

Files for any Regular (non-prefixed) episode of the given anime.

only special

Files of the given anime for any episode that is denoted with a prefix, including the following types:

  • Special (S prefix)
  • Opening/Ending/Credits (C prefix)
  • Trailer/Promo/Ads (T prefix)
  • Parody/Fandub (P prefix)
  • Other (O prefix)
Note Unknown whether this is implemented as any episode type except Regular [eg char(1) eptype column != NULL] or an explicit comparison to the specific episode types listed above.

only S special

Files for any Special (S prefix) episodes of the given anime. The capital letter S in the Notification EP Type is a reference to the prefix of the Special Episode Type.

normal and S special

Files for any Regular (no prefix) or Special (S prefix) episodes of the given anime.

Anime Notification Priority

Note This section is entirely speculative based on prior article content and observations.

The means of notification can be selected by the specifying the corresponding priority, after a notification has been enabled.

low

Does not actually notify the user; however, the notification is logged into the user's Notification History.

medium (default)

Notifies the user tersely in the account submenu and verbosely in the layout hint. The notification is logged into the user's Notification History.

high

Note Effect of this priority is unknown.

Configuring Anime Notifications

Notifications can be enabled, modified, and revoked on the Anime Entry and Anime Calendar pages. Notifications can be modified or revoked on the My Notifies anime page. The means of notification can be configured in the user's Profile.

From the Anime Entry page, click a link on the "Notification Type" or "Notification EP Type" rows to enable a notification with the other options at the defaults. The notification can be revoked by clicking the "disable" link on the "Notification" row, or modified by clicking any other link on the "Notification", "Notification Type", or "Notification EP Type" rows.

From the Anime Calendar page, the "Notification Type" and "Notification EP Type" rows for a given anime function in the same manner as the corresponding rows on the Anime Entry page. However, the "Notification" row has been replaced with two select boxes corresponding to the "Notification Type" criteria and priority selection, which must be specified in that order and then enabled or modified by clicking the "Update" button. If a notification has been enabled, it will be shown with a bell, otherwise a gray silhouette of a bell will be shown.

Note It is unknown whether the "Update" button will similarly update all enabled or modified notifications, or just those specific to the anime listing that contains the "Update" button.

From the My Notifies anime page,

Group Notifications

Note The content in this section is speculative based on prior article content and apparent correlations to Anime Notifications.

Group Notifications may be triggered when new file entries are added from a specific group to any anime. Additional criteria regarding the type of file as well as the priority of the notification may be specified. Note that group notifications do not appear to have episode type criteria.

Note Duplicate notifications may be generated if both Anime and Group Notifications are enabled and applicable to a given file.

Group Notification Types

all

Files from the given group, regardless of anime or episode type.

new

Files from the given group, for an episode of the given anime that is not in the user's My List. This criteria is independent of the status of other episodes in the user's My List.

Note Prior article content seemed to indicate this criteria was not independent of other groups.

group

Files from the given group, whose other file(s) for the corresponding anime have been added to the user's My List.

complete

Files from the given group, for the final (or last) non-special episode of any anime. This criteria is independent of the availability of files for other episodes for the given anime.

Note This coincides with the group status finished, and does not necessitate group status complete.

blacklist

Note Effect unknown. This may preclude the group's files from triggering Anime Notifications...

Group Notification Priority

This is presumed to function in the same manner as the Anime Notification Priority.

Configuring Group Notifications

Notifications can be enabled, modified, and revoked on the Group Entry page. Notifications can be modified or revoked on the My Notifies group page. The means of notification can be configured in the user's Profile.

From the Group Entry page,

From the My Notifies group page,

Additional Notifications

Additional Notifications may be enabled in the user's Profile settings in the Notification Types section of the Notifications tab.

Group Drops an Anime

  • Notify if a group drops an anime

Modification to User's Entries

  • Notify if entries I added are changed

Modification to User's Edited Entries

  • Notify if entries I edited are changed

New Review from a Favorite Reviewer

  • Notify if a favourite reviewer posts a review

New Relation for an Anime in the User's My List

  • Notify if a new relation is added to an anime you collect

Means of Notification

Note The correlation to the Notification Priority selection is unknown.

The means of notification can be configured in the user's profile on the Notifications tab.

  • Notify by pop-up
  • Notifications via RSS/RDF Feeds - RSSRDF
  • Notifications via Jabber Instant Messages - Jabber

Profile Notification Settings

There are several settings on the Notifications tab of the user's Profile.

  • Clear notifies when opening notification history
  • Notifies only for files in my language (audio and subtitles)
  • File Audio/Sub Language Preference