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Ferret
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One of the ideas I've been throwing around here is a way to notify people on the forums. We already have a @Ferret function, so maybe allowing that to notify a user along with the thread link via e-mail would be useful.

Assuming we put some protections against spamming, what are thoughts?

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rychus
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Yes would be great!

Ferret
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We've talked about it, It could happen. @Boppins is the master unicorn of that department.

MrDayCee
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Let's all revive old friends and spice up the place a bit I say!! =D

Ferret
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For sure. Isn't that right @R2D21999?

R2D21999
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Aww didn't get the email because I didn't realize "No" was preselected. You just didn't want me emailing all those people. D:

Ferret
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Hmm, I don't think it's pre-selected is it?

FerretSelect
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Wow, I guess it is. Sure feels like it shouldn't be.

MrDayCee
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@R2D21999 posted in here?! How come, I wonder... =)

R2D21999
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I wonder as well, @MrDayCee . It's as if a magical messenger brought me an invitation.

xXxDAPRO89xXx
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Can you tag @ yourself and get a notification?

kegaumongo
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@xXxDAPRO89xXx : no, it doesn't work if you tag yourself

MrDayCee
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@R2D21999 ... I had a funny urge to suddenly look up this thread and post in it! Mysterious... (oO)

And believe me @xXxDAPRO89xXx... I tried! LOL XD

@kegaumongo ... *TAG!* ...you're it!!! *runs* =P

kegaumongo
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@MrDayCee : actually, I'm out... I have the feature disabled :P

Ernie15
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Wow, I guess it is. Sure feels like it shouldn't be.


Since it falls under the same selection as Comment Notify, any user who already had "No" selected for Comment Notify automatically has forum notifications preselected as "No". I can't remember if the default for Comment Notify has always been "No", as I registered half a decade ago, but I'm guessing most users who have been active here since AP existed selected "No" for Comment Notify at some point early on in their AG career to avoid an overflowing inbox. Just think what my inbox would look like had I set Comment Notify at "Yes" on my first day.

So for those of you who are interested in receiving forum notifications, but have had Comment Notify set at "No" for who knows how long, you may want to double check that your Comment Notify is set affirmatively.
weirdlike
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well.. I got an email about a call out.

only 1 problem... the post/thread was deleted and now I cant see the comment

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