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Posted Monday, October 3, 2011 1:26 PM
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I have recently started to try and answer a few questions on the different forums. I have found that the Notification email is a bit cryptic.

So my suggestion would be to add the first 255 characters of the new post to the email. In some cases it would help identify which post is what.
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Posted Monday, October 3, 2011 1:49 PM


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Thanks, we'll talk about that and see. I'm not sure if adding the part of the new post makes the most sense for us, especially when it contains formatting, but we'll talk about it






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Posted Monday, October 3, 2011 3:00 PM


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Actually along the same lines. I've subscribed to a couple forums and I keep getting 1 mail for new topic + 1 mail for new post for every post (wether or not I subscribed to that particular thread).

I would find it more usefull to see a message with here's a new thread and then be left alone if I don't subscribe to it.
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Posted Monday, October 3, 2011 3:04 PM
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Ninja's_RGR'us (10/3/2011)
Actually along the same lines. I've subscribed to a couple forums and I keep getting 1 mail for new topic + 1 mail for new post for every post (wether or not I subscribed to that particular thread).

I would find it more usefull to see a message with here's a new thread and then be left alone if I don't subscribe to it.


I have seen that too. Where you only get an email if someone responds to you, not if someone adds something new or responds to somebodies elses thread. I am guessing the problem is that some people like to get an email for any and all posts.
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Posted Monday, October 3, 2011 4:02 PM


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You can subscribe to a forum as well as a thread. It's possible you have forum subscriptions.






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Posted Monday, October 3, 2011 4:10 PM
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A thread is someone's question correct? So if I respond to a thread, I don't necessarily want to be emailed when other people respond to the same thread unless they are responding to my post.
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Posted Monday, October 3, 2011 6:26 PM


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Steve Jones - SSC Editor (10/3/2011)
You can subscribe to a forum as well as a thread. It's possible you have forum subscriptions.


I'm positive I'm getting notification on both, even when I'm not subscribed to the thread itself.


and anyway you look at it, 1 e-mail is enough even if notified on both.
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Posted Monday, October 3, 2011 6:38 PM
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bkubicek (10/3/2011)
A thread is someone's question correct? So if I respond to a thread, I don't necessarily want to be emailed when other people respond to the same thread unless they are responding to my post.


That capability exists. With each reply you will see a drop down that ou select what type of subscritpion you want to the topic.



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Posted Monday, October 3, 2011 6:49 PM
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The drop down has three values:
Do not subscribe
No email notification
Immediate notification of new posts by email

I suggest a new option
Immediate notification of new posts to your posts only by email

Sometimes I am not concerned about what others might be posting.
When someone is responding to my post, then I want to know.

For example:
Joe DBA creates thread "What do I do now?"
I reply to his thread with my suggestion.
Now 10 other people also reply to his thread.
Finally Joe replies directly on my post.

I would like to only get an email on joe replying to my post. I don't really want to know 10 other people added their suggestions to his question.

Often when that happens I remove my subscription to that thread.
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Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011 11:33 AM


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bkubicek (10/3/2011)
A thread is someone's question correct? So if I respond to a thread, I don't necessarily want to be emailed when other people respond to the same thread unless they are responding to my post.


There's no such thing as responding to your post. We are single threaded. All replies are to the entire thread.

If you don't want notification, you can turn it off on a thread by thread basis. There is a drop down every time to post to set this.







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