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Postby wkitty42 » Sat May 18, 2019 2:56 pm

Split off from the topic FG opens in wrong monitor.

Robertfm wrote in Sat May 18, 2019 12:39 pm:Still not getting notifications.

notifications about what?
Last edited by Johan G on Wed May 22, 2019 11:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Split off from the topic "FG opens in wrong monitor"
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: FG opens in wrong monitor

Postby Robertfm » Tue May 21, 2019 10:34 am

When someone responds to a post. In most forums an auto email is activated to tell you.
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Re: FG opens in wrong monitor

Postby Isaak » Tue May 21, 2019 10:46 am

You can activate that feature on this forum as well: just click on 'subscribe topic' on the bottom of this thread.
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Re: FG opens in wrong monitor

Postby Gijs » Tue May 21, 2019 10:51 am

In addition to Isaak, you can auto-enable this option for every (future) post of yours at ucp.php?i=prefs&mode=post and see a list of your current subscriptions at ucp.php?i=main&mode=subscribed
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Re: FG opens in wrong monitor

Postby Isaak » Tue May 21, 2019 10:52 am

Thanks for the addition, Gijs, didn't know that feature!
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Re: Not getting notifications of responses to forum posts

Postby Robertfm » Thu May 23, 2019 10:08 am

Thanks both for the info, have updated my settings accordingly. I do think it is important when you ask a question it is only courteous to respond to answers.
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Re: Not getting notifications of responses to forum posts

Postby Johan G » Thu May 23, 2019 10:16 am

It is also nice to get feedback that let readers know if a solution worked or if someone gave up:

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Re: Not getting notifications of responses to forum posts

Postby Robertfm » Thu May 23, 2019 11:28 am

Indeed. Perhaps like me they didn't know how to get notifications.
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Re: Not getting notifications of responses to forum posts

Postby wkitty42 » Thu May 23, 2019 3:49 pm

personally speaking, i don't worry about subscribing to topics unless i'm specifically interested in them... not even for topics i start... what i do is to first catch up all subforums one time... from then on i do the following...

  1. always religiously use the "[New Posts]" link on the main page...
  2. i start at the end of those posts and read each of them by clicking on the little red square beside the topic's last poster's name right below the topic title...
  3. that takes me to the first unread post in the topic... if the square is not red, there are no unread posts and some posts may have been deleted or moved to another topic...
  4. while reading a post, if i write a response, i quote it, trim it to exactly what i'm responding to, and then submit it...
  5. then i ALT-BACK thru the pages until i get back to the list of posts in that topic...
  6. i read the next oldest post by clicking on the little red square for it...
  7. when i have finished a topic, i ALT-BACK to the list of new posts and move up to the next youngest one...
  8. wash, rinse, repeat until i get to the top of the list of new posts...
  9. at that point, i CTRL-R to refresh the list and any new updated topics show with the red aircraft so i go thru them as well always using ALT-BACK to return to the list...
  10. when i finish the list and there are no more red aircraft, i ALT-BACK again to the main forum page and refresh it... any red craft there indicate i've missed something or a new post has been written in the few seconds since i looked at the new post list... at that point, i click on the subforum title and scroll down through it looking for red aircraft or red squares... i follow the same pattern as above until there are no more red craft showing on the main forum page...
it takes longer to write the above then it does to actually do it... ALT-BACK and CTRL-R are my most used key sequences...

NOTE: ALT-BACK is really "ALT-left_arrow" or the browser's [BACK] button... since i'm a touch typist, ALT-left_arrow is the more common for me to use...

so now that i've written this post and previewed it with several modifications, i'm going to [Submit] it and then ALT-BACK five or six times to return to the topic and see if there are any more posts in it... if there are not, then i'll ALT-BACK again to the New Posts list and carry on at step 7 ;)
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"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: Not getting notifications of responses to forum posts

Postby Robertfm » Thu May 23, 2019 6:02 pm

OK
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Re: Not getting notifications of responses to forum posts

Postby Johan G » Fri May 24, 2019 10:11 am

I tend to go for "Unread posts" rather than "New posts". That us unread as in topics with posts I have not yet read (or skimmed). That little red plane is great. Too bad I only found it by mistake.
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Re: Not getting notifications of responses to forum posts

Postby Robertfm » Fri May 24, 2019 10:38 am

I haven't found it yet.
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Re: Not getting notifications of responses to forum posts

Postby Johan G » Fri May 24, 2019 1:11 pm

Gijs wrote in Tue May 21, 2019 10:51 am:In addition to Isaak, you can auto-enable this option for every (future) post of yours at ucp.php?i=prefs&mode=post and see a list of your current subscriptions at ucp.php?i=main&mode=subscribed

In essence: "User Control Panel" under the banner on top of the page > "Board preferences" tab > "Edit posting defaults" in left sidebar > "Notify me upon replies by default:" > (o) "Yes"

To subscribe and get notifications to topics you have visited previously, click "Image Subscribe topic" button at the bottom of a page in that topic.

For emails to get sent you need to have added your email in "User Control Panel" > "Profile" tab > "Edit account settings" in left sidebar > "E-mail address:" Your email adress
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Re: Not getting notifications of responses to forum posts

Postby Robertfm » Fri May 24, 2019 1:57 pm

Thanks I have done that now get notifications.
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Re: Not getting notifications of responses to forum posts

Postby Johan G » Fri May 24, 2019 1:58 pm

Nice. :D
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