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removing email notification

   
5:22 am on Apr 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member keyplyr is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Sometimes I wish email notification when a post is answered. Scores of additional posts may continue to the thread, but I may not wish them all emailed to me, so I come back and un-check the email notification box.

A footnote that I have <edited...> then gets added to the bottom of my post. IMHO this gives the impression that I have changed the original content and have "mislead" those who have answered.

Anyone else feel this way and can this be fixed without too much hassle?

5:32 am on Apr 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



keyplyr, the edit notations eventually seem to dissolve, but until then I can see your point. When you remove the mail notification you can leave a notation in small type that you turned mail off or made a typo, which most of us do - it's not uncommon. I generally assume it's fixing a typo when I see them.
8:37 pm on Apr 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member keyplyr is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Thanks for your reply Marcia. Yes, there are several options to "deal" with this glitch and I'm sure most here have become accustomed to it, however since I did not edit the post in the first place, it is misinformation. Why the unnecessary hassle... why not just fix it?

Sorry for the criticism about an otherwise exceptional resource. I do appreciate all the people, information, tools etc that WebmasterWorld freely offers. Guess I just take offence to the fact that readers see a statement that I did something which I did not.

1:55 am on Apr 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



keyplyr, there's also been a time when a member wanted to turn notifications off because there were dozens of replies in a thread and it was past time to edit, so they stickymailed. That takes a mod or admin to do. What I did in that case was turn it off for him and leave a note in the posts on what was done and that it was by member request.

Turning email off is a bit different from editing a post. Thanks for pointing it out; it's a programming issue and I'm sure it'll be looked into.

2:00 am on Apr 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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He he, a couple of times now I have checked email notification and had to cancel because of the mails theatening to flood my hotmail account. SInce I'm here every free moment I can't think why I wanted notifying, but the responses have scared me a bit......
2:16 am on Apr 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>What I did in that case was turn it off for him and leave a note in the posts on what was done and that it was by member request.<<

I resemble that remark!! :-) You did help me out on that one and I do appreciate all the help and quick responses I have received to sticky-mail requests from the staff here in this forum!!