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John Davis
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 02, 2000
Posts: 189
This is driving me crazy. I post a question that is very important to me, but submit the post before checking the box which says that I want email notifications.
I would like:
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1 the default to be set to email notifications
2.the ability to modify an existing post with the request for email notifications.

This is important! Its great to get email telling you that somebody replied to an important technical question post, but its a pain to have to be going to the saloon every 5 minutes to check on it in the case where you forgot to check the box.
Jim Yingst
Wanderer
Sheriff

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 18671
Hmmm. This is yet another feature that is not readily available from our software. UBB is a commercial package implemented in Perl; whenever we hack it we usually sem to regret it leter. Morevoer, I don't know that most people would want e-mail notification to be the default anyway; I certainly wouldn't. Though I agree it would be nice if a person's account had a default of its own which you could set. And it would be nice if we could change the notification statuse when we later edit a post; this last in particular seems like it should have been part of UBB all along, and I have no idea why it wasn't implemented. Unfortunately it's unlikely we'll hack UBB ourselves to do either of these things, as it seems too much work and risk.
The only thing I can really offer is this suggestion: if you realize after you've posted that you forgot to set e-mail notification, you can repost - submit a new post identical to the old one (except with e-mail notification set), and then delete the old post. Important: don't do this if others have already responded to your original post, as deleting that post will delete the response as well (!!!) I regard this as a very annoying bug in UBB: you shouldn't be able to delete another person's posts. But you can, if you're the one who started a thread and you wish to delete the whole thread. So be careful about this.
Well, it's not much, but I hope that's of some help to you at least. Perhaps others will have some useful suggestions.


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