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    Hi,
    . I have just seen coincidentally replies from the OPs to me in at least 2 Threads that I answered yesterday.
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-prog...ike-a-b-c.html
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-prog...r-sheet-2.html

    . I was definitely not notified of these responses. I was permanently on line throughout the time of the responses.
    . 1 ) I checked and I am still subscribed. So that is not the problem
    . 2) I had also revisited the Forum and the Thread many times in the meantime. So the “You will not receive further notifications until you re visit the Board” is also not the problem.

    Forthermore:
    . . I have often been surprised in the past that some of my quite thorough answers are not acknowledged. In particular I have a strong suspicion now that the last few responses to a thread are for some reason not notified further to the participants.
    .. I often notice that an additional alternative solution that comes just after the OP has responded to an earlier response ( that may have not quite satisfied his requirements as well as the latest one just received ) are often never acknowledged.
    . I am continually surprised when I lurk through Posts of many Regulars who give many very good responses to see their efforts often not aknowledged, in particular for a last Solution..
    .
    . My suspicions were that the Notification system was not always working properly. I now have concrete proofs that that is the case. ( At least Today by me )

    . I have sometimes PM’ ed an OP to inform him or her of a response. I have up until now always had some response from them to the PM and then the Thread response. . Occasionally they have commented that they were not informed or missed of my response. It is impractical for others who are extremely active in the Board. to PM Ops to remend them to check the Thread

    . I expect it would be of great interest to many people, possibly sometimes put off by the lack of response to their efforts, to have this investigated.

    Alan.

    EDIT: I have a new reply to me here:
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-gene...ml#post4167648
    . As the OP also PM’d me I saw the response. I have received No Email notification up until now of that response!!!! I was here, online the whole time writing this and responding to Threads as the OP replied.
    . - so now 3 defintite occurances of Not getting Notified

    Edit Edit.. I should have been notified of this..
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-prog...rt-a-file.html
    .. I was not.
    ..... so 4 occurrances at latest count, and I have not checked through all my latest posts yet..
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    I don't use subscribe, so I cant really comment on getting notifications of not (I post 15-20 times a day, the list would be horrendous lol)

    regarding this...
    I am continually surprised when I lurk through Posts of many Regulars who give many very good responses to see their efforts often not aknowledged, in particular for a last Solution..
    We have all - at 1 time or another - commented/complained/lamented about this, but it goes with the territory...some members are excellent at saying thanks, others not so good. There have been a small few who we (seniors) have mentioned by name as consistently never even coming back to say a suggestion worked - many of us don't even bother offering help, and some have even put them on ignore. If you find that the same member/s continually don't even reply at all to a suggestion, perhaps take the same approach?
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Quote Originally Posted by FDibbins View Post
    I don't use subscribe, so I cant really comment on getting notifications of not (I post 15-20 times a day, the list would be horrendous lol)....
    . Thanks for the Reply..... I was not notified of it
    . I appreciate you work very hard and answer many Threads, amazing..!

    . ( I expect possibly you are already subscribed by default to the Threads you have answered ( unless you have somehow changed the default settings. I have double checked and I am subscribed to the Threads to which I am recently getting no notification of Replies..... ? ) )
    .

    Anyways…my problem..
    . I do not ask many questions, so I do not have too many to check there.
    . But As I am not so good yet, but like to try and contribute back, I often take questions that are not so technically challenging but take a while. Often they need several goes at getting clarity. So my participation is very dependent on me getting the notifications.
    . Without them it is very difficult.
    Alan
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Just a tip, use this link as your HomePage link in the EF:

    http://www.excelforum.com/usercp.php

    This is the UserCP link you see above in the menu bar. It will cause all your recently replied threads to appear at the top of your landing page, I use this almost exclusively now. And the VIEW ALL SUBSCRIBED THREADS button right there on the right is handy too, because, unfortunately, I've gotten used to not always getting the emails. They usually work fine, but not always, I'm just used to it. Hopefully the UserCP will minimize the frustration of that.

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

    Hi
    Thanks for the reply ( I was not notified!!
    Quote Originally Posted by JBeaucaire View Post
    Just a tip, use this link as your HomePage link in the EF:
    Thanks for the Reply ( I was not notified of it ! )
    http://www.excelforum.com/usercp.php.......
    Thanks , that looks like it could be a temporary solution, but a difficult thing to use if I am "active" , "live" as it were in a Thread, as I would have to keep clicking on it.... ( But at least I saw for the first time that I have some Reps, FWIW.. )

    .. it is very strange that up until yesterday I was almost always notified of replies. But today I am not getting a single one. Clearly something has happened.
    . Are there any Tech Guys or whatever whoever that could somehow check what has happened, or why no notifications are coming my way?. As I noted for my sort of participation it is very handy to have Email Notifications.

    . But thanks anyway for the Tip. It may get me by, I will try that and see if it enables me to catch Replies I get
    ..........................................
    . Anyone else experienced this problem since yesterday? I appreciate guys like you so busy would probably never notice as you unsubscribe to prevent being bombarded. But any junior members like me waiting for a response might like to check that Link in case they have the same problem like me but may not have noticed it yet

    Thanks again for your time
    . Appreciate it
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Alan, I have deselected subscription notifications (under Settings). Don't you have to refresh for notif's to be updated?

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

    Hi,

    .. Thanks for the reply ( ... and I was not notif..... you guessed it )

    Quote Originally Posted by FDibbins View Post
    Alan, I have deselected subscription notifications (under Settings). Don't you have to refresh for notif's to be updated?
    ... Not quite sure what you mean by refresh in this context??
    .... i have "Instantly, using Email" in my
    >> Settings
    >> General Stettings
    >> Default Thread Subscription Mode:

    ....It always was and still is and i have never changed it. ....

    ... For fun I will change it, save that change.. Then put it back to "Instantly, using Email" save that again and see if that coerces it into " refreshing"

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

    Don't forget as well that there may be several replies after your post, but you will only get notification of the first one, unless you visit the thread again (even if you are on-line continuously).

    You should at least, however, receive that one notification.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_UK View Post
    Don't forget as well that there may be several replies after your post, but you will only get notification of the first one, unless you visit the thread again (even if you are on-line continuously)…….
    Thanks for replying Pete, appreciate the effort..
    .. .but I addressed that point in Post #1 . So that is not the problem.
    But thanks anyways..
    ( I can confirm that I have not received notification if your reply.. And I frequently visited the Forum and this Thread in the meantime, as I am having to do at the moment with all my interested Threads to see if I have any response… ( or checking the Link JBeaucaire mentioned )
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    ....suddenlly it seems to be working. again
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    I don't seem to be getting any email notifications now.

    Pete

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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
    I don't seem to be getting any email notifications now……
    Pete
    At last, I am not alone!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Doc.AElstein View Post
    ....suddenlly it seems to be working. again
    .. I Spoke too soon…..
    . It is not working again by me as of Today / Last night: I missed 5 replies…
    .
    .. And it is getting worse.
    .. the idea from JBeaucaire is also no longer working by me..
    Quote Originally Posted by JBeaucaire View Post
    Just a tip, use this link as your HomePage link in the EF:
    http://www.excelforum.com/usercp.php
    This is the UserCP link you see above in the menu bar. It will cause all your recently replied threads to appear at the top of your landing page........
    .. it now only shows the most recent for a short while. And so I may miss them, as I did yours.

    .. so I will mark the Thread as unsolved again!

    Alan

    P.s @ Pete - Do you get notified of this, per E mail??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc.AElstein View Post
    P.s @ Pete - Do you get notified of this, per E mail??
    No, and there have been 5 other threads to which I am subscribed where responses were not notified to me.

    Pete

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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
    No, and there been 5 other threads to which I am subscribed where responses were not notified t....
    .. bit of a pain, eh.. ! - Maybe other's have the problem, just not noticed it yet. My biggest concern form Post #1 was if this is happening often it could explain why great solutions from regulars, especially follow up ones , are never seen by the OP, not acknowledged and the great and kind effort is wasted…

    P.s. - obviously I did not get notification of this post, by Email)

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

    Alan,

    if you are checking this, can you send me a PM to see if I get an email notification for that? The last notification that I received was at 7:04am (my time) on 29th August (i.e. yesterday morning), yet there have been several responses to threads that I'm subscribed to since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_UK View Post
    Alan,

    if you are checking this, can you send me a PM to see if I get an email notification for that? The last notification that I received was at 7:04am (my time) on 29th August (i.e. yesterday morning), yet there have been several responses to threads that I'm subscribed to since then.

    Pete
    . I will send you now a Pm. It is 1.00 a.m. German Time.
    . I would be surprised if you get a notification of a PM by Email, as since I have the Problem with Thread Post Notification I have had the same problem with PM. -. That is to say I do not get Email notifications of euther ( I still get notification of a PM when I am logged in and refresh the Excel Forum page ).
    . The problem by me ( with both ) started at about the date of my First Post in this Thread.
    . Then surprisingly i got those two noitification a couple of Days ago, but then since then nothing again. ( About 6 PMs and about 8 Thread replies I had were not notified of )
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    .Pete
    .....I just got over 20 Notifications of Thread replies and PM's over the period of about 2 minutes. - , I think roughly they are what I was missing since the last Notification I got at the same time that you got your last ones early on 29th (Your / our time is within 1 hour the same , I think ? )
    . I am no where as near as active as you, Pete. - I bet your Email In Box is Full?????
    .
    . FWIW:
    . I checked my settings... I am still set at Instant Notifications, not "All at once" !!!
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Yes, something must have flushed out the blockage, as I got a deluge of email notifications this morning for the last couple of days.

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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, something must have flushed out the blockage, as I got a deluge of email notifications this morning for the last couple of days.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_UK
    .........Like you, I got a deluge of email notifications from Excel Forum when I turned my PC on this morning, so the problem seems to have righted itself (perhaps the Tech Team was fiddling with something).....
    Just now seems to be working OK. Had a few notifications ove the last 20 munutes or so.
    . Finger's crossed
    . Would be nice if the TT mentioned occaisionally what they are doing. ( If they were the culprits ) - Maybe a "Sticky Notice Board" for TT & EF Activity would be good. - I have not been at Excel Forum long, but there seems to ba a lot of tome spent tryoing to second guess what these guys are doing.. ( Maybe There is such a Platform already?? )
    Alan

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    I did not get the deluge for the missing Notifications from the first 10 Days that the problem effected me, ( Thankfully!!)
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Maybe the email system had electronic constipation for a few days and someone administered the equivalent of Liver Salts and flushed it all out!

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_UK View Post
    Maybe the email system had electronic constipation for a few days and someone administered the equivalent of Liver Salts and flushed it all out!

    Pete
    .. Why did they pick on me to try it out for 10 days the first time around...

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    Started again . Not getting Enail Notifications since a few hours...

    At least I am not alone:
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-gene...ot-notify.html

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    Hi Pete
    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_UK View Post
    Alan,
    if you are checking this, can you send me a PM to see if I get an email notification for that? The last notification that I received was --------
    Pete........
    I and at least one other
    http://www.excelforum.com/excel-gene...ot-notify.html
    are not getting E-mail Notifications again..

    .. and recently people appear not to be responding very quickly, or not at all, and I have the feeling they are missing earlier responses in a Thread, not responding and then going on to do a repeat answer of one already given early on in the Thread. All suggesting a failure in communications a little.

    ...................
    .. can you tell me if you receive notification of this ?

    ..

    I will P.M . you too

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FDibbins View Post
    I don't use subscribe, so I cant really comment on getting notifications of not (I post 15-20 times a day, the list would be horrendous lol)
    I'v subscribed too all the posts ever since I joined.. I guess I should stop it..
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    . The system seems to have been “flushed out” again and I , (and as at least a few others have told me, ) have received a large back log of emails this morning.
    . I will report back and re mark the Thread as solved again later if I find the Notification system functioning normally
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc.AElstein View Post
    .. can you tell me if you receive notification of this ?...
    Hi Alan,

    sorry, I've been away a couple of days.

    I noticed on Tuesday morning that I hadn't received notifications for some responses from that night, so it must have stopped sometime on Monday evening/night.

    However, when I got back a couple of hours ago they all seem to have been "flushed out", which is what had happened last time.

    And yes, I've not had time to empty my in-box for PMs from last time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete_UK View Post
    .....so it must have stopped sometime on Monday evening/night....... they all seem to have been "flushed out", which is what had happened last time....
    .. Yep, same as last time.
    . A few people have told me they also had the problem, so at least we are not alone.
    . I am a bit concerned that efforts may go to waste if an OP does not get notification of an answer. By me that is less of a problem, I tackle Threads less technically challenging that take longer, longer codes etc., , and often the OP regularly looks back at the Thread to check or re get more info. .. But for some of you guys giving lots of quick answers to many Threads I fear some of your efforts may be wasted due to the Forum software. – By the time the system flushes itself out the OP may have gone elsewhere and got a solution
    . I will remark the Thread as solved….. for now.
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Hi
    I did not get an Email Notification of a recent reply. Not sure if that was an isolated case or if the problem is back.
    Anyone Else?

    I had the feeling traffic is low / slow recently at ExcelForum. Maybe this is annother contrubuting factor to that?
    Alan

    P.s. Anyone care to reply to this, and i will report back if I am notified, thanks

    EdiT: Definitely not working for me today. Missed a few now
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    Hi Alan,

    yes, I seem to have stopped getting notifications recently (since about 11:00pm on Saturday).

    Pete

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    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!
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    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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    I think the system just got flushed out again

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

    I agree but all TMS’s 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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    Hi TMS,
    thanks for the reply..
    Quote Originally Posted by TMS View Post
    Sorry, I don't agree. ......
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    Hi Alan, that's got to be the shortest post I've ever seen from you ...

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    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…
    …“

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    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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    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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    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 )
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    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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    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

    _........................................................................................................

    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!!!!

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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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    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

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    Last edited by Doc.AElstein; 10-06-2016 at 07:13 AM.

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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"
    3


    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

    _........

    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





    REF:
    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



    _.....
    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

    '_-
    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.. )

    '_-
    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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    I have again, pushed this to the tech team

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    Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. Cling-Ons

    Cling-Ons
    The E-Mail Notification System appeared to stop working last night at about 22.00 German Time evening of 7th January 2018.
    The system appears to have partially*** flushed out some of the missing Notifications at about 8.56. a.m. this morning German time 8th January 2018
    System Flush Out E-Mails 8Jan2018.jpg : https://imgur.com/IPqDAkU

    The system appears to be working now from approx 9.00 a.m. German Time. But not all the lost E-Mails were flushed out***.
    So some were lost from sometime this morning.

    If you were expecting E-Mail Notifications sometime in the evening to morning period 7-8th Jan 2018 then you may not have got them***



    *** As I write this some of the missing E-Mails are coming in, but not in the order that they were sent…..I am getting some from early this morning now, after some more recent ones which already arrived almost instantly as they were sent at approx 9.00 am german Time this morning 8th Jan 2018 ..
    Possibly the system is slowly scraping out some of the Cling-Ons after the main flush





    EDIT 12th Jan 2017:
    Currently seems all OK again . Some members confirmed my experiences per PM. I will probably summarise the last few months and remark [SOLVED] soon
    Last edited by Doc.AElstein; 01-12-2018 at 02:33 AM. Reason: Noticed the Cling-Ons. Update 12Jan

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    Hi Guys,

    i am not receiving email notoficantions.
    Can i ask Admins to check this with technical team?

    Best,
    Jacek

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

    I have already reported this to the TT

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

    thank you FDibbins!

    Still not working.

    Best,
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    Hi,

    still get problem here.

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

    The technical team may take several days to respond to the report - I am afraid you will have to be patient.

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    What Ali said. Plus, it was reported on Saturday, when they probably dont work

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    Hi Guys,

    i used CUP (control user panel) and still problem here.

    Anybody?

    Best,
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    Still waiting for feedback from the TT

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    FDibbins ,

    great news, since 30 minutes notifications have started working.

    Best,
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