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Posted: 12 December 2010 03:02 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hope this is correct: discussion of notifications and lack of them, moved to this forum.
I am appreciative for whatever help can be given.

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Posted: 13 December 2010 11:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I was wondering about this when you brought it up. In my personal settings, I have all options under ‘e-mail settings’ checked, but never received any notification. I didn’t give this much thought and considered it to be one of the many ‘imperfections’ you come across when dealing with complex software. Never really needed it anyway, but it could have come in handy.

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Posted: 14 December 2010 04:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Did anyone ever get notifications? Or has it never worked?

(It looks like the solution will be upgrading the software. It’s something I’ve been putting off due to potential down time for the site, but perhaps it’s time.)

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Posted: 18 December 2010 06:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I belong to two other sites similar to this one, AlphaAgora, and AWAD (AnuGarg).  On both of them notifications are received on a regular basis.

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Posted: 19 December 2010 03:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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But did you ever get notifications on this site? It’s kind of important in diagnosing why the feature is not working.

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Posted: 23 December 2010 08:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Dave Wilton - 19 December 2010 03:33 AM

But did you ever get notifications on this site? It’s kind of important in diagnosing why the feature is not working.

Never, and I’ve checked that box fairly often early on but have stopped.

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Posted: 15 January 2011 08:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Oecolampadius - 23 December 2010 08:58 AM

Dave Wilton - 19 December 2010 03:33 AM
But did you ever get notifications on this site? It’s kind of important in diagnosing why the feature is not working.

Never, and I’ve checked that box fairly often early on but have stopped.

I am sorry if I did not check in earlier, as Oecola....mentions.  I checked in early on, but “out of sight out of mind”. And to
be honest, I felt I had irritated you, as you moved the discussion and then nothing happened. I am not receiving any
notifications of any kind, and surely would like to, so I can be reminded to come here more often than I do, as the
discussions are more than just cursory, but have real depth.

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Posted: 15 January 2011 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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FWIW, I Just checked my settings as well and all the email boxes are checked but I’ve never received any notifications. In fact, the only email I’ve ever received from wordorigins was a religious spammer a few years ago who contacted me through my profile. I liked it a lot as it opened my eyes to a new way for me to do market research. I was in on the ground floor of profile mining because of it. Funny how things work out sometimes.

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Posted: 15 January 2011 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Yeah, I think I need to upgrade the software to fix it. I’ve been putting it off because it’s going to be hassle and may result in the site being down for a period if it doesn’t go right.

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Posted: 25 January 2011 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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At least I know you are working on it and have it in mind.
There is still no notification occurring and it would be very nice to have.

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Posted: 26 January 2011 08:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Yes, Dave, thanks.  I entirely understand the hesitation.

On another topic, the server is exceedingly slow this morning in left-pondia and I’m getting the following error message when trying to go to a thread,

MySQL ERROR:

Error Number: 1016

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: Can't open file: './pmh5393a/exp_members.frm' (errno: 24)

Query: SELECT f.forum_id, f.forum_status, f.forum_name, f.forum_parent, f.forum_description, f.forum_permissions, f.forum_enable_rss, f.forum_is_cat, f.forum_notify_emails, f.forum_notify_moderators_topics, f.forum_notify_moderators_replies, f.forum_allow_img_urls, f.forum_posts_perpage, f.forum_max_post_chars, t.author_id, t.status, t.sticky, t.announcement, t.title, t.body, t.topic_id, t.topic_date, m.screen_name FROM exp_forums f, exp_forum_topics t, exp_members m WHERE f.forum_id = t.forum_id AND t.author_id = m.member_id AND t.topic_id = '
2502'

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Posted: 26 January 2011 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Looks like it was just a one-off glitch.

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Posted: 26 January 2011 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I have no idea what any of that is.  Be very thankful you understand computers, I sure don’t, and I try.

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Posted: 27 January 2011 06:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I’m one up on you—I don’t even try.

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Posted: 29 January 2011 09:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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heaves sigh of relief so i’m not alone.........

I’m not even sure I know what “notifications” are. A few weeks ago I received (in my public mail program) an email signed by Dave, that there a private message for me at wordorigins.org. If that’s what is meant by a notification, I’ve received more than one this past year. If not, will someone enlighten me?

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Posted: 30 January 2011 07:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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No. Why should you get all the notifications when the rest of us don’t get a single message?

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