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Email notifications for Discussion posts

Question asked by nuandaeb on Jan 9, 2009
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2009 by jcobb
Since Share currently doesn't provide any out-of-the-box support for email notifications, I have been using Alfresco Explorer rules to generate email notifications (via javascript) when discussion posts are made, comments on documents are made, and documents are posted within Share.

This approach is not ideal, since a rule executing withing Alfresco Explorer doesn't have access to the state information of a Share site (nor can it use 3.0 Javascript API calls).
Ideally, I should really be building notifications along the lines of the invite member feature. But I don't have the time (and right now the requisite knowledge) to write all the necessary code.

That said, I'm wondering if there's a way to access the Share Discussion topic title from my Explorer rule.
The problem I'm having is that, when I look at a Share discussion space (i.e. a discussion started and updated within Share) in the Alfresco Explorer, the topic name is something along the lines of "post-2008-12-01_1442", whereas when viewed in Share, it has a real name (e.g. "My test topic").
Is the Share topic title stored in a property/variable that is not accessible from the 2.x Javascript API (fm:topic and related properties don't give me the result I'm looking for).

In short, I want to be able to access the "My test topic" topic title from a javascript executed in a rule that runs in the Alfresco Explorer.
Hope that wasn't too convoluted.