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Topic # 58003 4-Mar-2010 10:07
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Hello folks

For some time now we have had multiple email notifications from our forums for each discussion you have replied to, or are watching.

Now that we have the new design in place I can propose a change on this. My idea is:

1.Like now every time you reply to a discussion we will send you a notification
2.Only one notification will be sent per discussion
3.As soon you visit that discussion page it will reset your notification queue, regardless if you read that specific reply that caused the notification to be sent

Remember, we are not tracking what read so we can't notify you and manage which replies you missed - but we can manage the queue easily from our side based on if you read the discussion or not.

The downside here is that if you read a notification and think "I will read that later" and never visit that discussion again then you will never be notified again. We could create a "Reset all my notifications" though which would "unblock" this.

So the questions are:

1.Is one notification only ok?
2.Do you understand there will be one notification only until you visit the thread?
3.We may not have a "Reset all my notifications" to begin with - let's see how it goes.





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  Reply # 304295 4-Mar-2010 10:10
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Can this be set on a per-user basis?

1) Old way
2) New way



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  Reply # 304298 4-Mar-2010 10:15
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Oh that's a bummer. I remember it was originally discussed that we could have it either way.

But to be honest I prefer the way it is now.

If I don't want to get emails. I will unsubscribe. Pretty simple.





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  Reply # 304299 4-Mar-2010 10:15
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Oh that's a bummer. I remember it was originally discussed that we could have it either way.

But to be honest I prefer the way it is now.

If I don't want to get emails. I will unsubscribe. Pretty simple.





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  Reply # 304301 4-Mar-2010 10:16
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Sorry I was ambiguous. Does your "no" mean that you won't give us the option, or that the forum software doesn't allow for such an option?

Thanks.

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  Reply # 304305 4-Mar-2010 10:22
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I think this would be a great change.

One notification per thread, until it's read again, works perfectly for me!

Otherwise if you are out for the day, you can end up with several emails from the same thread all one after the other.

Great change, go for it i say :)



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  Reply # 304307 4-Mar-2010 10:24
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ahmad: Sorry I was ambiguous. Does your "no" mean that you won't give us the option, or that the forum software doesn't allow for such an option?

Thanks.


No, means I won't give such option.




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  Reply # 304315 4-Mar-2010 10:47
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Would much prefer the new method suggested. As long as I know there is a new reply to the thread I really do not want to be spammed with 10 emails telling me that there are also another 10 replies.







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  Reply # 304320 4-Mar-2010 11:06
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The new proposal works for me.

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  Reply # 304321 4-Mar-2010 11:08
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I could live with either method.
I just like the way we have it now because that way I don't forget that there is something waiting.








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  Reply # 304327 4-Mar-2010 11:21
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Aaroona: I could live with either method.

I just like the way we have it now because that way I don't forget that there is something waiting.


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  Reply # 304329 4-Mar-2010 11:22
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What if we delete any notification queue after 24 hours? This way if someone replies after that you get a new notification.




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  Reply # 304331 4-Mar-2010 11:27
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freitasm: What if we delete any notification queue after 24 hours? This way if someone replies after that you get a new notification.


I don't think this is needed...

If one notification has been sent and you don't go to the forum, then why would you go if another one is sent?

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  Reply # 304332 4-Mar-2010 11:29
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Because some of us get busy.

Right Noe is a classic example.
I had three notfications come in from these replies.

The first too I was too busy doing something to look.

Now when the third came in. I wasn't busy.





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  Reply # 304334 4-Mar-2010 11:30
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New way sounds good. +1

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