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# 42178 30-Sep-2009 11:52
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I get an email with the subject heading "Geekzone reply: Random_thread_name" every time a person replies to a thread I've posted to, which is GREAT as I get to know which ones have been replied to and which have not.

BUT.....  I really don't need it emailed to me RIGHT AWAY as it is quite distracting and I can't help myself from checking it that very second...

So I hunted around my profile setting to find out how to change it to being mailed only weekly (or at least only daily), now either I'm too sleepy from no sleep last night or I'm plain stupid but I can't see any such options anywhere... ???

(please don't tell me this doesn't exist.... !)








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  # 259714 30-Sep-2009 13:03
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(this doesn't exist.... !)




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  # 259735 30-Sep-2009 14:09
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damn, well I guess the geekzone forums provide a good example of why it is better to go open source than custom/inhouse production

anywho, I've came up with the best solution: set up a filter on gmail to automatically label and archive all messages (also did this for facebook/linkedin)

that way any time I feel like I can automatically check what are the latest updates, but they are not staring at me right in the face while in my inbox as them tempt me to further waste my time...




 
 
 
 


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# 259736 30-Sep-2009 14:14
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dman: damn, well I guess the geekzone forums provide a good example of why it is better to go open source than custom/inhouse production


Please explain your logic, as it is lost on me.

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  # 259738 30-Sep-2009 14:22
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Please explain your logic, as it is lost on me.


He's saying that such features are common in existing systems and that reinventing well worn wheels often results in a lesser result (and almost certainly more effort) than just bolting the existing in place.




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  # 259748 30-Sep-2009 15:16
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yes, sleemanj hit it on the head. Geekzone's quirks do annoy me at times, but because everything does at least WORK I go along with life but this was a feature I was really hopefully did exist. Never mind, I think my solution with gmal's filters/labels will work even better :)




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  # 259750 30-Sep-2009 15:22
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Yea, I got twenty notifications in my email account today (it is annoying but it's my own fault as I knew it was going to do it!) :P

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  # 259756 30-Sep-2009 15:37
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Must admit, I now hit the remove notification link for threads much earlier on in the discussion than I'd like to. Either that, or I simply don't choose to receive notifications about replies and resort to trying to remember which threads I've participated in!

You're right, being emailed once a day with a notification on all updates on threads that I've subscribed to would be a nice feature.

 
 
 
 


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  # 259881 30-Sep-2009 21:34
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If you are real geek you will come up with a solution for this issue you are having.

/just saying.

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  # 259885 30-Sep-2009 21:41
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As said before - use the COMPUTER to work for you. I have rules in place and a lot of my emails used to go to folders (Exchange) and now get assigned labels (Google Apps). This way I look at what I want t look at when I want to look at.





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  # 259887 30-Sep-2009 21:49
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*note to self* keep site improvement suggestions to myself and don't participate in discussions regarding other users' suggestions/frustrations

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  # 259889 30-Sep-2009 21:52
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bcourtney: *note to self* keep site improvement suggestions to myself and don't participate in discussions regarding other users' suggestions/frustrations


*note to self* Don't reply to discussion because people get offended.

Come on! Everyone can have different views. No comment was personal. So why putting things like this - and if it's a note to self you wouldn't post here. So obviously it's a shot at someone.

Arghhh.




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  # 259891 30-Sep-2009 21:59
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Thought you might have been a little more receptive to a very welcome site improvement suggestion, Mauricio.

Wasn't a shot at anyone, however admin/moderators were quick to put the issue back on the user rather than take it as potential constructive criticism to help make the site better for the geekzone community as a whole.

I never took it as a personal attack and don't think you should either :)



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  # 259902 30-Sep-2009 22:17
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nate: If you are real geek you will come up with a solution for this issue you are having.

/just saying.
yup, I wrote the solution in my FIRST reply

freitasm: As said before - use the COMPUTER to work for you. I have rules in place and a lot of my emails used to go to folders (Exchange) and now get assigned labels (Google Apps). This way I look at what I want t look at when I want to look at.
yeah, as was said before...  by the guy who started the thread! lol

bcourtney: *note to self* keep site improvement suggestions to myself and don't participate in discussions regarding other users' suggestions/frustrations
my note to self: LOL

bcourtney: Thought you might have been a little more receptive to a very welcome site improvement suggestion, Mauricio.

Wasn't a shot at anyone, however admin/moderators were quick to put the issue back on the user rather than take it as potential constructive criticism to help make the site better for the geekzone community as a whole.

I never took it as a personal attack and don't think you should either :)
thank you :) 

Initially I meant this thread to ask if I was missing a feature as sometimes I can be dumb and blind to the obvious, when somebody responded there is none I came about with an alternative.

 And I guess it was implied in my post it would be handy if the forum had this feature, as after all what is even better than a solution you come up with yourself? No solution at all, because the problem doesn't exist in the first place! Would've been nice to have problems solved before they even come up....




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  # 259921 30-Sep-2009 23:25
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Would be a nice feature to have IMO - although yes there are ways you can accomplish the same effect yourself.

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