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Forum Mail Notifications

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by K.T.C, Nov 26, 2012.

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    I've set up a forum. At the moment if someone makes a post in a particular thread they will get a mail notification every time someone else makes a post in that thread. I was wondering is this how mosts forums are set up? Or is there any way to have it so that members get less notifications?
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    K.T.C, Nov 26, 2012 IP
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  2. K.T.C

    K.T.C Greenhorn

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    Is there anyone familiar with Forums able provide some feedback? Thanks
     
    K.T.C, Nov 28, 2012 IP
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    tyteen4a03 Greenhorn

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    No. When your forum gets bigger the server will be sending emails out at literally every second, and it is an inconvenience to users. Instead, most forum software allow you to toggle this behaviour.
     
    tyteen4a03, Dec 1, 2012 IP
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    Rukbat Well-Known Member

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    By 'less' do you mean less often? Or email with several posts? Or what?
     
    Rukbat, Dec 3, 2012 IP
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    K.T.C Greenhorn

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    Yes, less often. If members dont get notifications every time someone else posts in a thread they have contribute to then when should they get notifications?
     
    K.T.C, Dec 27, 2012 IP
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    lagahit Active Member

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    notifications via platform will suffice. if they're new fans and if your forum is of their liking they'll be back. those emails most often be seen in the spam folder so it's that effective. don't worry, we're on the same boat. I just started two new forums :D
     
    lagahit, Dec 27, 2012 IP
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    Rukbat Well-Known Member

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    The user should ideally get a few choices - an email for each post, a daily digest or a weekly digest.
     
    Rukbat, Dec 27, 2012 IP
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    Trying tyteen4a03's advice would certainly prove helpful for you in the long run - there is no denial to that however in the short run you may want to continue using emails or posts as trigger
     
    frednjkin, Dec 27, 2012 IP