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Nitin Surana
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Joined: Jan 21, 2011
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Need more details in the emails received corresponding to watching a topic.

The email has no information as to what forum the post is begin made, whether its a struts forum or tomcat forum or anything else.
Can you please provide the forum name and the latest post content in the email received corresponding to watching a topic or a forum.
Akhilesh Trivedi
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Joined: Jun 22, 2005
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I think, I will watch only the posts I am interested in.

Nitin Surana wrote:...latest post content in the email



I am not in this favor. Mail is mail, ranch is ranch. It is good what it is currently.


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Akhilesh Trivedi wrote:I think, I will watch only the posts I am interested in.

Nitin Surana wrote:...latest post content in the email



I am not in this favor. Mail is mail, ranch is ranch. It is good what it is currently.

Nitin meant for the forums you are watching or the posts you are watching. If you are watching multiple forums then it becomes difficult to track the forum name from the email notifications.

So all remains same, just that the current emails being sent out would have to have some extra information.


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Ulf Dittmer
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Not to include the post contents was a deliberate decision that is unlikely to be revised. I suppose we could include the forum name, although -in general- the topic subject should make it clear what it is about.


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Ulf Dittmer
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The next release of the forum software will include the forum name in the new topic and new reply emails.
Nitin Surana
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Waiting eagerly for the next release. Thanks Ulf.
Ulf Dittmer
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This has now been released.
Nitin Surana
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:The next release of the forum software will include the forum name in the new topic and new reply emails.


The emails that we receive are still the same. (forum name and newest reply is still not in the emails).
It was said that the email will comprise of forum name and newest reply.

Please look into this matter. Waiting eagerly for the new email format.
Thanking you in advance.
Mohamed Sanaulla
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Nitin Surana wrote:
Ulf Dittmer wrote:The next release of the forum software will include the forum name in the new topic and new reply emails.


The emails that we receive are still the same. (forum name and newest reply is still not in the emails).
It was said that the email will comprise of forum name and newest reply.

Please look into this matter. Waiting eagerly for the new email format.
Thanking you in advance.

The forum names can be seen in the email. Along with the title for which the post is being replied and by whom.
Joanne Neal
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Joined: Aug 05, 2005
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Nitin Surana wrote:It was said that the email will comprise of forum name and newest reply.

It doesn't say anything about including the newest reply. It says the forum name will be included in new reply notification emails.


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Nitin Surana
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OH! sorry I got that.
But I thought forum name will be a part of subject (in email) along with the title.
So you don't have to open the email just to check out what forum does it belong to.

Most often we find less meaningful titles which makes it hard to guess which forum do they belong to.
Moreover, say for eg. sometimes you are working on a web-app when you get a java in general mail. I surely wouldn't like to answer it unless it has a meaningful subject, but at the same time if I get a struts2 query mail, I would love to answer that even if the subject is not equally meaningful.

Hoping we'll be getting the forum name as part of the subject in a email along with the title of the query soon. In the meantime, thanks for including the forum name in the content of the email.

Ulf Dittmer
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Nitin Surana wrote:Hoping we'll be getting the forum name as part of the subject in a email along with the title of the query soon.

Probably not. That might make for quite long subjects.
Nitin Surana
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I asked to include only the forum name like Struts, HTML, Java General, J2EE etc.

Will these names(hardly 10-15 characters) make the subject too long?
Ulf Dittmer
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We have lots of forums that have much longer names, so - yes.
Jaikiran Pai
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For example, "EJB and Other Java EE Technologies" is a long forum name.

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