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

    Hi Pete,
    Thanks for the Reply.
    I have very occasionally had the sporadic multi Notification thing, not often. When it did occur I think it was somewhere around 27, I seem to remember posting about it. Cannot remember where. The Number of Threads reporting problems are so many just recently I cannot keep track.
    What you said about not getting any Notifications was interesting. I was not posting many relies to Threads in that period, so I missed any possible re occurrence of the Email Notification problem this time around. I was a bit surprised not to get a few responses to my efforts, but that is not always so unusual. There are so many problems just now, this time around it maybe went completely unnoticed, but was just another thing that contributed to some people giving up with the Forum
    It is difficult to be precise about the time delay I saw. The given times given by the Forum are also sometimes a bit difficult to follow- I see different times in different parts of the Forum for the same event.. The times i did note were where I saw the reply come in, either in the Forum or in my UserCP.. Started timing then and then saw when I got the Email Notification of the reply about an hour later. But it was inconsistent. An hour was average.
    There have been so many great contributors leaving, starting right back a year ago with people like Rory ( Romperstomper ) due to access problems, and coming to a peak just recently with atrocious problems and invaluable people leaving..... It almost feels like an insult to them to keep posting here..

    Alan

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    P.s. Only recently lurked through an Old Thread, and found the problem has been going way way before my time

    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...ml#post2704574
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post2696661
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post2699602











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    Email Notification Problem 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!!
    Approx 3rd Feb 2016
    Sporadic and maybe
    some Notifications were not got ***
    Approx 10


    *** So many other problems over about 2 weeks from end of January, that this problem went unnoticed or those that did have gone anyway!!
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...g-threats.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...le-chrome.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...g-trojans.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...-img-link.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...e-changes.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...d-attempt.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...rly-again.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...e-warning.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...y-loading.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...ml#post4314257
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...ml#post4312246
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-gene...orum-down.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...ss-denied.html
    Last edited by Doc.AElstein; 02-16-2016 at 06:04 AM. Reason: Found mmore Old Links on this subject!!!!
    '_- Google first, like this _ site:ExcelForum.com Gamut
    Use Code Tags: Highlight code; click on the # icon above,
    Post screenshots COPYABLE to a Spredsheet; NOT IMAGES PLEASE
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post4109080
    https://app.box.com/s/gjpa8mk8ko4vkwcke3ig2w8z2wkfvrtv
    http://excelmatters.com/excel-forums/ ( Scrolll down to bottom )

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

    Notifications ( For those who opt to have them ) are not working Today. ( amoungst everything else )

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

    Update: Email Notifications appear to be working again:

    Using Excel 2007 32 bit
    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!!
    Approx 3rd Feb 2016
    Sporadic and maybe
    some Notifications were not got ***
    Approx 10
    Approx Okt 4th 2016 Okt 6th 2016 Didn't Yet!! Approx 1.5
    Sheet1



    The system does not appear to have been flushed out ( yet ) this time. So if you have had replies to Threads you are subscribed to in the past couple of days ( and opt to receive Email replies ) , then you may have missed a few. So it is worth a quick scroll down your Subscribed Threads list, and a quick look at any Threads you are interested in

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

    Email Notifications do not appear to be working currently, since approximately the move to the new server, possibly a bit before

    They have not been working since approximately Friday afternoon, 10th February 2017
    Last edited by Doc.AElstein; 02-13-2017 at 07:34 AM.

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    ChinoChAMP Chonk Du Wolly - Fingers crossed this time -Hindi Wop

    Probably a last update in this Thread, fingers crossed...
    Seems something more drastic was done this time : Chimp ChAMP WonkDUWollyWollyFpf-TangP-TanggOLEBiscuitBarrelVerySillyLongURLLink:
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post4581916
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post4581940

    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!!
    Approx 3rd Feb 2016
    Sporadic and maybe
    some Notifications were not got ***
    Approx 10
    Approx Okt 4th 2016 Okt 6th 2016 Didn't Yet!! Approx 1.5
    Friday 10th Feb 2017 afternoon Monday 13th Feb 2017 Unlikely to be: "Lost in Dark Web"
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    EDIT 28th Feb 2017: Just repositing a quirk noticed by Pete:
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_UK View Post
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-gene...ml#post4593195
    .... .few instances where I have received a notification of a later response (after I have visited the thread again) BEFORE an earlier response.
    _ .. notification of Post #7 at time it was posted, . on the board at 21:48 on 22/02/2017)
    _ .. notification fo Post #4 at 00:16 on 23/02/2017 (on the board at 19:37 on 22/02/2017)
    _ .. ------ and for Post #3 at 03:51 on 23/02/2017 .(on the board at 18:52 on 22/02/2017)...
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    ChinoChAMP Chonk Du Wolly took a break yesterday, and stopped working.....

    Friday 22nd Sept 2017
    Hi
    I noticed that Email notifications were not working yesterday, Thusday 21 Sept 2017. I am not sure how long they were broken as I have not been too active of late.
    They appear to be working currently. But the system has not been “flushed out”, (that is to say, I have not received the missing notifications), so I expect many people will have missed notifications from the time the Email Notifications were broken.

    If you rely on Email Notifications to keep up on Threads of interest, then it may be a good idea to check out your User Control Panel , hit the View all Subscribed Threads Button, and scroll down your Subscribed Threads in case you missed anything when Email Notifications were broken. ( You may also see recent replies listed at the top – they should be , but that sometimes does not work either )
    Have a spiffing day, maties and mate-esses
    Alan

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    User Control Panel info:
    https://www.excelforum.com/suggestio...ml#post4168100
    https://www.excelforum.com/usercp.php
    http://imgur.com/dQnVdHv
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-gene...ml#post4560129


    P.S.
    ( I changed this thread back to not being marked as SOLVED and posted this reply just to bring it, that is to say to make aware this recent occurance of broken Email Notifications. - If the Email Notifications continue to work I will re mark it again as SOLVED again in a few days )

    EDIT Update: Saturday 23 Sept 2017

    I definitely missed a Notification yesterday afternoon , Friday 22 Sept 2017 ,( English time ) , but mostly Notifications are seemingly working, so someone is probably having a Fiddle.

    We probably need a Banner, like:

    Hi Members. We are F ing about a bit with the Forum Software just now. As usual it usually screws something up. This time it may cause the odd Email Notification to go astray. Some OPs will miss an answer given, so occasionally helpers efforts will go to waste. But don’t worry about it – OPs are getting less and less responsive anyway, so just answer to keep your Excel lent Brain active, so that you can help people like Alan when he needs it :-)
    Check your User Control Panel , https://www.excelforum.com/usercp.php , regularly





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    Email Notification Problems at ExcelForum:
    http://www.excelforum.com/suggestion...ml#post2704574
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post2696661
    http://www.excelforum.com/the-water-...ml#post2699602
    Banners Bollox :
    https://www.excelforum.com/developme...ml#post4533692
    Last edited by Doc.AElstein; 09-23-2017 at 09:02 AM. Reason: Updating stuff, and counting, well I thought someones got to... and... Bollox, - oops sorry!, my Bollox slipped out

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

    Update Sunday 22October.
    Just for info: I definitely missed an Email notification of a response ( from Friday 20thOktober ) in a Thread that I am subscribed to, ( .. and I checked all the setting to make sure that I theoretically should have received that notification… ) . But mostly Email notifications are apparently working..
    I am not active just now in the Forum so I do not expect many notifications. So I cannot be sure what the situation is currently regarding Email notifications. But my guess would be that they are mostly working, but there continue to be sporadic times when they are not working…_... ( .. and.. ( the system is not being "flushed out" when they restart to work, so it is possible that you will miss the odd notification from time to time... ) ) _..
    So check out ya User Control Panel Info ( https://www.excelforum.com/suggestio...ml#post4747907 ) to be on the safe side
    Alan



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    Edit Update, Later.. Sunday 22October.
    Email Notifications were working this morning. They weren’t this afternoon. They are not working now, this evening ( All English times ). At least they are definitely not working at all for me. Anyone else noticed? – or am I just being punished for my absence?

    '_-.....
    Monday 23rd October, 2017 October
    Email Notifications were working first thing this morning ( English time ). They have not been working from Mid morning. So it seems like it is a sporadic thing.. If you want to try to be sure that someone gets an Email notification, then this is one way that may often work:
    Send yourself a Private Message, ( check first that all your Settings are such that you get Email notifications ). If you get an Email notification of that PM then send your reply or PM quick – usually then the recipient will get an Email Notification ( if his/her Settings are set for that option). If you get no Email notification concerning your test PM, then have another go again later….
    Later..
    Alan

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    Update Tuesday 24thOktober
    There were a few things I should have got an Email Notification of yesterday… I got about half. So the conclusion seems to be that Email notifications are hit and miss at excelforum – sometimes they work , sometimes not. On most internet things these days, getting an Email notification is pretty standard unless you specifically opt not to. For that reason, I think many newer OPs ( who wont have any idea about their User Control Panel), will understandably assume they have no reply if they miss one due to the non working Email Notifications.. . So more peoples efforts will be going to waste… Oh well…
    ( Currently, this morning, Engllish time, Email Notifications are not working.. )

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    Edit Update Saturday, 11th November: Ford spoke to the management/tech team again about the problem a week or so ago. There reply was not too understandable or helpful, or maybe they just had difficulty communicating…. In any case it would appear that the problem might be solved since then…. I’ll mark the thread as Solved… again..
    Alan
    Edit a little later Saturday, 11th November… another Member ( a Guru ) just reported that he has had no notifications for a few months… oh well .. I will keep checking occasionally ….
    Last edited by Doc.AElstein; 11-11-2017 at 04:20 AM. Reason: Update

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

    H I Alan,
    I can see my post on user controls, but unless I am missing something, I am not getting an e-mail notification. I need to log-in to see my threads. I never had this problem in the past. In fact, I can not even scroll up in a thread if I open it directly. I need to go in to home page to see a full page.

    I did not get the e-mail notification from you for example. It is only when I logged-in I saw it.
    To miss a one day or even a week would be tolerable, but a month.

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

    Hi AB33
    I understand your problem. - At least I understand your Email Notification problem: Your problem with Email Notifications seems similar to those which are the subject of this Thread, but possibly not too characteristic of the current problems that I have recently experienced. (I am unfamiliar with your scrolling problem)
    I am sorry to hear of your problems.

    Regarding recent Email Notification problems:
    I had an intermittent problem with Email Notifications over September and October and at the start of November.
    Currently they are working for me now. They are working very quickly. (I did indeed get an instant Email Notification of your reply in post #53 above ).
    During this recent problem time, other Members who contacted me were not aware of problems, but due to its intermittent nature in this case of the excelforum Email Notification problems, many could not be sure if they had possibly missed some Email Notifications. Some reported that they had noticed delays in getting some Email Notifications. Throughout the recent problem period, the problem was intermittent, but I did not experience longer periods with no Notifications at all. So as you have had no Notifications at all for a month, then possibly yours is a different issue to that which I recently experienced.

    I will remark this Thread, once again, as currently Not Solved.
    Hopefully your problem will be passed on to the Tech Team by Admin.

    Possibly also other Members could check for us and report here on their current experience with Email Notifications.
    I will continue to monitor my Email Notifications
    Hope your problem gets solved

    Alan

    EDIT: Thanks AB33 for the Rep thingy.


    Edit Update Friday 24th Nov 2017:
    I noticed on Wednesday 22rd Nov that I missed getting a couple of Email Notifications that I should have.. So intemitancy in working is back....
    Last edited by Doc.AElstein; 11-23-2017 at 11:38 PM.

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

    I have again, pushed this to the tech team
    1. Use code tags for VBA. [code] Your Code [/code] (or use the # button)
    2. If your question is resolved, mark it SOLVED using the thread tools
    3. Click on the star if you think some-1 helped you

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