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    Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not notified of further responses.

    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..... ? ) )
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    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.

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

    ....suddenlly it seems to be working. again
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    Re: Reply and Reply Notification not working? No longer being notified of Replies. OP not

    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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