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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_UK View Post
    Yes, I've just replied to your other thread. They seem to have stopped for me on Saturday. I didn't even get a notification that you tried to send me a PM and my inbox is full, which I usually get.....
    Thanks Pete, getting worse maybe.. like a lot of things recently
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_UK View Post
    ....I seem to have stopped getting notifications recently (since about 11:00pm on Saturday)....
    _ ...Sounds about the same as me
    _....
    Quote Originally Posted by AliGW View Post
    I have my general settings as Do Not Subscribe, but I still get the E-mails. I have had to set my E-mail client to delete them automatically!
    Thanks Ali,
    _ ...Another Weird variation. I am a bit reluctant to experiment too much with settings, ( in case it makes it worse ) - currently i do have a way that gets most replies**

    _ ..............................
    All a bit frustrating, I have a feeling many OP’s are not getting to hear of replies, and effort is going to waste.
    But just like the other problems,
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post4229467
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...xcelforum.html

    etc. etc...
    seems a bit of a hit and miss.
    Can make forum participation difficult.
    ****For me hitting settings
    http://www.excelforum.com/usercp.php
    ( sometimes called HomePage or UserCP ( User Control Panel ) )
    Usually catches many of the recent replies, but not always. And sometimes it only shows for a short time, so again replies can be missed.
    The main worry again from me is the effort wasted on replies if the OP does not get notified. But maybe as previously, the system will get “flushed out” , and all the reply notifications come at once!!

    Alan

    P.s. I did not get notification of your replies!!! ( Also not of Pete’s in that other Thread ) So it is definitely not working for me. At least 10 just recently
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    I am also not getting notifications and I have an instant sub on all of my threads. I checked my email spam box but nothing there so I know they aren't getting deleted.

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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    I think the system just got flushed out again

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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Duplicate Post
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post4252030

    Hi
    E mail Notification seems to have stopped again for me. Since Saturdy Night. That seems to be a typical time that it happens .
    Anyone out there care to reply to this, just as another check?
    Or anyone else who uses Email Notifications care to check there Setttings or User CP ( User Control Panel ) to check if you have some recent replies of which you were not notified?
    Alan
    Last edited by Doc.AElstein; 11-29-2015 at 06:36 AM. Reason: Wanking about for an infraction ( poo )

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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    _ (FWTFIW. Email Notifications still not working )
    _ My main concern remains the following.
    _ . Many people coming to the Board for help have few post, are not too experienced with the Forum and I suspect do not know of the User CP ( User Control Panel, UCP ) Button or Settings Button
    _(...... link
    http://www.excelforum.com/usercp.php
    _.......)
    as an alternative to check out recent replies to posts they are subscribed to. On Top of that the UCP has sometimes also not been working properly and only shows the new replies for a short while.
    _ Another alternative, which worked for a while, was for me to PM Members when they had a reply. But Notification of a PM by Email is also not working now.
    _ Many of these members expect / rely on the Email Notifications and rarely visit the Forum again until they receive such a Notification.

    _ I First noticed the problem in August.
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...-not-noti.html
    Since then it has happened a few times, typically lasting almost a week before the system gets “Flushed out “ and all Email Notifications come at once..

    _ So the end result is that in these periods the OP often either never gets to see the Reply, or by the Time he does he may have found the solution elsewhere.

    _ I spent several Hours doing some detailed replies the last few days, some of which effort was clearly then wasted.

    _ If you are answering for your own amusement ( and / or as i do often learn by answering ) then it is still worth answering. If helping plays an important role in why you answer , then in these periods it may be worth thinking again about posting!!!

    _ Sadly i expect many regulars very busy answering many Threads have been unaware that much of their efforts were wasted.

    _ Think I will go “off” until my email is flooded again when the system flushes itself out again... if it does.

    Goodbye till then, hope to get back soon.
    Good Luck
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    If anyone has gone to the trouble of asking a question in the forum, I would expect they would be interested enough to monitor the thread, albeit occasionally, to see if there is an answer. I don't really see why anyone wants/needs an email to tell them there is an update waiting for them.

    If they can't be bothered looking, I'm guessing it's not that important to them.

    I sometimes trawl through the threads that I have answered, where there has been no response from the OP, to ask if the issue has been resolved. In many cases, it doesn't get marked solved, there's no feedback and there's no thanks or rep. But, hey, I probably learnt something from the exercise so all is not lost.
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Quote Originally Posted by TMS View Post
    But, hey, I probably learnt something from the exercise so all is not lost.
    I believe Trevor has hit the proverbial nail on the head.
    HTH
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreybrown View Post
    I believe Trevor has hit the proverbial nail on the head.

    I agree but all TMSís points also, BUT -, an OP could be interested in his reply, but is innocently unaware that Email Notifications are not working, and also innocently unaware of the User Control panel option.
    _ maybe another suggestion for Tech Team , EF Management or whoever to ignore could be
    An Email on members informing of both the Email notification Problems and the User Control Panel Option alternative ( Assuming that may work sometimes!!)
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Sorry, I don't agree. If I ask a question on this forum, or any other forum, it is because I want to know the answer. Consequently, I constantly monitor MY thread until I get an answer, if I get an answer. If people don't log in and look, it can't be very important to them.

    That said, when I DO ask a question on most other forums and help desks, if there is an option to get email updates, I tick it. But, it's belt and braces. I still check.

    Being realistic, it is my perception that the Tech Team have little or no idea how the Bulletin Board software works, when it works, and are in no position to fix it when it doesn't. And the Management Team (IMO) probably know less.

    While it is interesting to have these discussions, it needs to be accepted (again, IMO) that nothing will be done and you are wasting your time and effort.

    If you can, and want to, answer the threads, fine, do it. But there really isn't much point in worrying about whether or not anyone gets notified. Like I said, if they're interested in getting an answer to their thread, they'll look; if you're interested in whether or not they're interested, you can look too. User CP generally works well for me ... at least, I don't seem to miss many prompts for threads I have answered.

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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Hi TMS,
    thanks for the reply..
    Quote Originally Posted by TMS View Post
    Sorry, I don't agree. ......
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Hi Alan, that's got to be the shortest post I've ever seen from you ...

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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Well looks like the problem is solved Again.
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...ml#post4253225
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...ml#post4255215
    But this time the system was not flushed out so the “missing” notifications appear lost.
    As the problem may come up again., I will leave the Thread as Unsolve. That way if it comes up again suddenly, someone might hit on this Thread and catch the notes currently in my signature::

    here again in case i change back my signature to something which is more appropriate for a signature in the Event the problem seems solved.

    „……NOTE: Email Notifications of Replies to your Thread often do not work at ExcelForum .
    SO:, check out your Threads frequently:
    Visit the site and check your User Control Panel (UCP) to see recent replies to Threads that you are subscribed to. – To do that click on Settings, User CP, or use this link
    http://www.excelforum.com/usercp.php
    OR:
    Store the URL Link from your Browser Address Window of the Thread to your Favourite list…
    …“

    Alan

    P.s. Just while I am here, a quick summary of the situation since about middle August. May not be complete or fully accurate as I was often away for weeks on end, and a short time occurrence of the problem may have gone unnoticed


    Wonking Email Notification Dates at ExcelForum
    Startdate Not working Date Working again Flushed out Date Approx Duration of not Working ( Duration of Wonky Email Notification System )
    20th August 28th August 28th August
    8
    29thAugust 31st August 31st August
    2
    9th September 11th September 11th September
    3
    2nd November 5thNovember 5thNovember
    3
    28th November 4th December Didn't Yet!!
    7

    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...ml#post4253225
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...ml#post4256228
    Last edited by Doc.AElstein; 12-17-2015 at 03:36 PM. Reason: Wonk Poo

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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Hi

    It appears to me that Email Notifications have stopped again, at least I missed getting a few since a few hours ago.
    Anyone care to Reply here and also send me a quick PM so that I can confirm that.

    Thanks
    Alan

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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Hi

    It appears that most Notifications are now getting through again, not all. And there appears to be a delay of a about an hour..., ( I do and have always had my settings set to instant Notification )
    Alan

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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Hi Alan,

    I received TWO email notifications of your post #43, timed at 1:31pm (i.e. within a minute of your post). However, I don't know if they were actually sent at that time, as I was out in the garden all afternoon. Since it was fixed last time, I started to get multiple email notifications sporadically - one time I had 27 emails for the same post.

    Before the notifications for your response in post #43, however, the last notification I received was on 4th Feb, so I've gone about 10/11 days without getting emails, even though there have been responses to several threads that I have contributed to during that time. I get fed up with all these problems, and my participation on the forum reduces (mind you, I have been busy doing other things !!).

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