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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by Zyke, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Zyke

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    I know you guys are having some server issues (well, I've noticed and have heard) and I think one thing to help out is to turn off automatic subscriptions. I signed up recently, and any thread I post in I automatically get subscribed to and get emails for every post. That's incredibly taxing on the server, and something that I don't think is necessary (also, I hate thread subscriptions so I had to turn it off manually anyway).

    Just a suggestion that I think would help.
     

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  2. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me
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    I think it should be turned off by default, so it would help reducing the server load and it's pretty annoying when you post in a lot of different threads.

    I turned it off, but my guess is that a lot of "new" members don't.
     
  3. Trident

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    Android Forums is now on the new server and undergone two server enhancements thus far. Speeds have definitely increased. I really don't think that changing the default subscription setting to off would really help the cause all that much. I have my default set to "No email subscription," a notification to my User CP is enough.
     
  4. IOWA

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    I think manually subscribing to a thread is an excellent Idea.
     
  5. Phases

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    (We turned off auto subscriptions a week or so ago.. :) )
     
  6. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    What about on the user cp?
     
  7. Phases

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    Dunno what you mean. You can still subscribe, we just turned off the "automatically subscribe to all threads with instant notification" feature that we used to have on by default for new registrations.
     
  8. nx1977

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    Eeek, all my subscriptions have vanished!

    I used the sub page to keep track of some on going issues in the HTC desire forum, and they've all gone.

    Please tell me you can get them back :eek:
     
  9. gadzooks

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    Mine are gone as well.
     
  10. Trident

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    You can't get them back, sorry.
     
  11. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member
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    Couldnt there have been an admin email/PM before whatever was done to warn people?

    Why were they binned from users profiles?
     
  12. Trident

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    This issue didn't happen with me personally. So, no there was no email/ PM. Let me just clarify that you are no longer seeing subscriptions in you User CP and not just email notifications.
     
  13. nx1977

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    Nope, all my previous subscriptions have gone. Settings still set as previous defaults. This topic is on email notification, as are/were important/recent threads.

    I now have a new sub list, but have to seek out threads of interest I was following.
     
  14. Trident

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    Alright, I think I understand what you're talking about and this should do the trick. Go to User CP > Edit Options (in the left pain) > Head to the second box down, Messaging and Notification > In the second option down, Default Thread Subscription Mode, click the drop down box and select Instant Email Notification > Scroll to the bottom and click Save Changes.
    This will fix the subscription for future threads you reply to.
    For threads that you are already subscribed to, go to User CP > in the first box, New Subscribed Threads, click View all Subscribed Threads > select all of the threads that you want to receive email notification for by clicking their respective check box > scroll down to the bottom and click the drop down menu > Select Instant Email Notification > Press Go
    All set :D
    ....Hope all of that makes sense
     
  15. nx1977

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    Yes, but doesnt get my lost subscribed threads back.

    When I posted yesterday after using the sub link (how I choose to visit the forum), my subs=zero threads.
     
  16. Trident

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    Hmm... I don't know what's happened then. That didn't happen to me.. Phases might know something that I don't. Wait for him to turn up.
     
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  17. Phases

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